How to Stop People from Sharing Your Images on Pinterest

by Wendy Chamberlain on March 10, 2014

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Sharing images is one fabulous way to connect with others on social media. One of the top sites for sharing images is Pinterest.

However, for various reasons, you may not want images from your website to be repinned by others on Pinterest.

How to Stop Someone from Sharing your Images on Pinterest

Pinterest provides a short code that you can add to the head of any page on your website – <meta name=”“pinterest”” content=””nopin”” />.

Using this code will prevent people from sharing your images on Pinterest.

Whenever someone tries to repin the image, they will get a message that says “This site doesn’t allow pinning to Pinterest. Please contact the owner with any questions. Thanks for visiting!”

Another option is to customize your message to Pinterest users attempting to pin your images. An example would be “Sorry this user does not allow pinning” which you can add to the short code. It should then look like this – <meta name=”pinterest” content=”nopin” />.

A third option is to add a code to a specific image you don’t want to be pinned by other people. The code to use is this  <img src = “foo.jpg” nopin = “nopin” />.

To do this, first select the image on your specific Pinterest board then click the pencil icon on the top right corner of the image.

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Next, add this code <img src = “foo.jpg” nopin = “nopin” /> to the source of the image.

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