How to use Story Pins on Pinterest Canada

Create your way with Pinterest stories (Story Pins)

Ever feel like you're beating to the punch on a new Pinterest story idea? Whether you're about to launch an extension or need a new series for your blog, Story Pins can help. Add your page or series to the front page, and you're inspired to create with just a few clicks. Add pages to your blog, and you can add videos which makes it easier to highlight top content and create longer texts.

The Beta version of Story Pins launched in March to select Pinterest groups chosen by Business Owners for their accounts. Business owners who opt into this beta channel will show a short video with their pin, be featured in the pinned gallery, and receive additional look-ins from other community members. Business Owners get the primary ad space on the Story pin and extra ad space to promote their content.

Pinterest Creator Code

What you'll be agreeing to:

  • Being kind
  • Ensuring content doesn't insult or put others down
  • Checking your facts
  • Making sure information is accurate and factual
  • Being aware of triggers
  • Practicing discretion when it comes to visually sensitive content
  • Modeling inclusion
  • Never intentionally exclude certain groups or communities
  • Do no harm
  • Making sure any call to action or challenge is safe

Here are 7 steps for publishing your first Story Pins:

  1. Click Publish
  2. Open the Pinterest app on your device and log into your Pinterest account
  3. Tap the plus icon at the bottom of the screen
  4. Tap Story Pin
  5. Tap the plus icon to add your first page
  6. Tap the record button to record up to 60 seconds of video or select 1 or more photos or videos from your device
  7. Tap Next

How to View Pinterest Story Pins:

Story Pins are noticeably different than regular Pins.

  • You'll be able to spot a story pin right away. They're very different than regular Pins. 
  • There will be numbered icon in the upper left corner? That's how you recognize a Story Pin! 
  • Once you click click on the Story Pin, you'll be able to swipe and view all the content. 

Pro Hustl Tip: Story Pins are slightly longer with a 9:16 ratio. They're a bit more emphasized in the Pinterest Feed.