Sending your pins to other social networks can be a great way to increase engagement! To get started we've included how to connect your personal Facebook Profile and some helpful information when cross-promoting on social media. Looking to schedule to a Facebook Page or Twitter, instead?
Sync your Facebook Profile on Pinterest
- Go to your Pinterest Settings page and scroll down to Social Networks to connect your Facebook.
Note: Pinterest currently only supports personal Facebook accounts. However, we offer our own integration with Facebook to enable you to publish to a Facebook Page.
2. You'll need to give Pinterest sharing permission before sending your scheduled pins to Facebook. To do this, save something on Pinterest and click their Post to Facebook checkbox.
3. Pinterest will ask for permission to post to Facebook for you.
4. Just click Okay, and you're set! You can now send your scheduled pins to also post Facebook when they publish to Pinterest.
5. Now that you've synced your Facebook, click the checkbox next to the Facebook logo on a draft or scheduled pin to also send this pin to Facebook.
Helpful Tip: Did you just sync your account to Pinterest but can't yet schedule your pins to Facebook? Try Refreshing Your Username to enable this feature!
Helpful Information for Cross-Promotion
Images > Text.
While scrolling through your Facebook and Twitter feeds, you might notice that the sites are pretty text heavy. Sure, you’ll probably see an inspiring quote from a brand and some pictures from your friends night out, but other than that the sites are almost entirely text-based.
In fact, you can’t create a post on Pinterest without an image
Although the descriptions are important on Pinterest – especially when it comes to setting yourself up for Pinterest SEO success – the images are what people are looking for.
Pinterest is for discovery, not discussion.
People are on Pinterest to discover new things, plan for a future event, or just get inspired. Users are searching for new experiences – starting a new life with their partner, planning a new place to visit, trying a new way to decorate their home or their body. In fact, the discovery side of Pinterest makes the site more equivalent to a Google or a Bing – not a Facebook or Twitter.