Pinterest sections are here! I’ve been looking forward to this new feature for ages and I’m so excited we finally get to have them!

I’ve been on Pinterest since beta and over the past 6 years I’ve pinned a LOT of projects. The boards I have right now are huge and the one I pin to most often has almost 4,500 pins in it. Eeek.

Adding sections to your Pinterest boards is a great way to organize the pins you already have pinned, and it’s super easy! It will make pinning easier (especially if you use the Pinterest app a lot like I do!) because you won’t have to scroll through a long list of boards to find the one you want.

I’m going to be adding sections to my crochet board. Here’s a little step-by-step tutorial so you can see how easy it is!

How to add Pinterest sections to your boards

There are a lot of different kinds of crochet. My favorite – amigurumi – makes up most of what’s on my crochet board. So the first step we’re going to do is open up the board and click “Add Section”.

Type in the Pinterest section name and click “Add.”

You’ll now have an empty section. To move pins from your existing board into that section, click “Organize” at the top right.

Click the pins you’d like to move into the section (they’ll have a red outline after you click them). Then click the “Move” button.


The new section name is now on that list! After you click “Save” your pins will be whooshed right into your new section!

When you scroll down, you’ll see that those pins are no longer mixed in with the other ones. In other words, Pinterest doesn’t make a copy of the pin when you move it into a Pinterest section, it actually moves the pin.

How to make a new Pinterest section from your home feed

Let’s get my Christmas crochet section started. I’m going to pin this adorable snowman wreath and I want to create a new Christmas crochet section while I’m at it.

After I click “Save” and scroll down to my crochet board, there’s now a little arrow next to it.

When you click that arrow, the Amigurumi section we made is already there, but we can also add a new section.

Just like before, you type your new section name and click “Add.”

Now when we go back and look at the board, there are two sections.

As Bob the Brain would say, easy peasy!

SO exciting!  Now I can have sections for Christmas crochet, and Halloween crochet, and crochet hats…it will be SO much easier to find things later when I’m ready to make them!

Important things to note:

  • Pinterest sections can be public or private, just like regular boards.
  • This feature doesn’t seem to be live in my Android app yet, but according to Pinterest it’s rolling out over the next few days.

Ideas for organizing your boards

There are lots of different ways to use this idea!

For a cooking board, you could add sections for appetizers, Instant Pot recipes, breakfast, lunch, dinner, etc. You could also create holiday or event specific sections like Thanksgiving recipes or menu ideas for a birthday party.

My baking board is a mess and has recently been overrun with gingerbread houses, so I’m definitely going to sort that into cookies, cakes, breads, and pastries sections.

If you pin lots of craft projects, you can now organize them by type within a general crafting board.

Teachers could use this feature to create a classroom ideas board and then organize it by season or lesson plan.

If you’re going your house a makeover, you could have one board for each room in the house. This will make it a LOT easier to remember which color swatch ideas belong with which room!

Ok. I am maaaaybe a little overexcited about Pinterest sections. My inner organizational nerd is doing a happy dance right now because I LOVE sorting data into categories. Cleaning up my Pinterest boards doing anything on Pinterest is a task I really enjoy!

Sometimes changes on Pinterest can be a little confusing, so I hope this tutorial helped you! If it did, please pin it (and maybe even add it to a section now that you know how to do it!) and share!

Pinterest sections are here! How and why you need to use them. This post has an excellent step-by-step photo tutorial to walk you through Pinterest's newest feature update. I'm SO excited about this change and it's definitely going to help you!

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