Pinterest verified accounts
How do you tell if a Pinterest board or account you are following really belongs to a certain public figure or brand? Like other major social media sites, Pinterest has Pinterest verified accounts. If a person or brand is verified as “authentic,” then a red check mark appears next to their name in their Pinterest bio.
Verifying user accounts is useful to other users. With verified user accounts, pinners are assured they are following and sharing images of the people, brands, and products of authentic public figures and brands.
Pinterest is a visual social media sharing site where users share and save images that are of interest to them. Popular topics on Pinterest include fashion, recipes, décor, do-it-yourself projects, and crafts. A Pinterest verified account is not the same as verifying your website domain name for a Pinterest business account. Verifying a Pinterest business account is authenticating and attaching a website to a particular Pinterest account. Anyone who owns a top-level-domain can create a Pinterest business account and verify ownership of a domain name.
Pinterest offers verified accounts to brands and public figures. For example, below is a screenshot of retailer Macy’s Pinterest account. The red checkmark appears to the right of their account name [Figure 1].
Below is a screenshot of President of the United States of America, Barack Obama’s Pinterest account. His user account is also a Pinterest verified account [Figure 2].
Unlike other social media sites, Pinterest users cannot apply to have their accounts verified. Pinterest invites users and brands to the verification process.