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Breaking News! Unlimited Secret Boards on Pinterest

Create an unlimited amount of secret boards on Pinterest. (We know for sure you can create more than six!) Article written by Vincent Ng of I don’t usually write blog posts at 7pm and have them go out fresh, but I really wanted to share some excellent news for people who love to use secret boards.

Pinterest users are now allowed to create unlimited secret boards. I don’t know if this feature has been rolled out to everyone on Pinterest yet, or if it’s something that’s just in the testing, but I do know that this was one of the most requested features on the visual social network.

Create as Many Secret Boards on Pinterest

Here’s a screen capture of my MCNG Pinterest account that shows that I have 11 secret boards. When Pinterest first started out with secret boards, users were only allowed to create three, and then Pinterest eventually bumped that up to six, but now I don’t know if there is a limit. It could be a lot, but I didn’t want to keep creating secret boards to find out what the limit was.

Create UNLIMITED secret boards on Pinterest now.

Downfall of Secret Boards

While I love that we can all create more secret boards now, the only problem is that if you create too many is that you can’t actually move them with your mouse on the desktop version of Pinterest. This means if you’re planning on using Pinterest as a tool for a lot of planning then you may have to dig through the mess to find the one you’re looking for.

What Does that Mean For Me and You

Well depending on what your goals are, there’s actually a lot that you can do with secret boards. With more secret boards you can actually use it to track more competitors without them knowing. You can pin their pins onto your secret boards and make notes in the descriptions. This way you can see if there are patterns to their popular pins.

For businesses it means that they can use Pinterest as a visual tool to plan out multiple projects. These pins which should NOT reveal confidential information may be used to plan out projects in the upcoming months. Such as sketches for retail displays, or sharing helpful articles. Just make sure that it’s information that’s not going to get people into any trouble if it’s leaked.

And remember that secret boards can act as secret group boards as well, if you need more than one team member to access them.

Whatever it is that you decide to do, secret boards are a great way to plan and organize information.

On a personal note, now I can plan out multiple itineraries for my future trips. I know I’m going to Japan for sure, and will be adding Brazil on the list.

What about yourself, now that you have the choice of unlimited boards, how are you going to use them for yourself or your business?


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Vincent Ng is the founder of MCNG Marketing, and the author of Pinterest to Profits with Pintalysis and the host of the Pinterest podcast, Pictures to Profits. You can grab your free e-book on How to Search Optimize Your Pins for Pinterest and Search Engines."
  • Cindy

    Thanks for breaking this good news first, Vincent! I remember back when there were no secret boards… so glad I can now pin more for both personal use and business and have it all in one place rather than create two profiles. :-)

    • Vincent Ng

      That’s great news Cindy. I have a feeling that there are going to be a lot of people who are overjoyed by all the amount of secret boards that can be created now.

  • Carol

    Thanks for flagging this up. I find secret boards useful for developing new boards, and for pinning stuff I personally like, but that isn’t relevant to our business Pinterest page. I now have 10 secret boards.

    • Vincent Ng

      Thanks Carol! I was so excited to see that there were so many secret boards available. It’s awesome!

  • Cheri Tracy

    Unlimited Secret Boards on Pinterest, Y-E-S! I read it here first– thank you. I have a few secret boards that we use to source inspiration for our launching limited edition colors or products. After the collection is released, we more the images to a visible {Mood Board} on our Pinterest page so everyone can see what inspired the collection. It’s been great to infuse other industries with our world of beauty + cosmetics. Ice cream + eyeshadow = amazing, fun!

    A few months back Pinterest added the ability to invite people to pin to secret boards. We use this tool to help crowd source ideas from beauty bloggers, vloggers and editors all over the world. Pinterest has become such an invaluable resource for helping us grow Orglamix.

    We look forward to new ideas and really appreciate your tips– keep them coming.