How to Choose the Cover Pin of a Pinterest Board for Visual Social Marketing - dummies

How to Choose the Cover Pin of a Pinterest Board for Visual Social Marketing

By Krista Neher

After you create a board and pin content to it, Pinterest selects a pin to be the board’s cover. Important to visual social marketing, the cover pin is the most prominently featured pin when your board is displayed. The cover pin should be a pin with a stunning image that represents the theme and content of your board.


To easily change the cover pin, follow these steps:

  1. Move the cursor to hover over the cover image. When the Change Cover button appears, click it.

  2. Choose a cover pin with the cover changer.

    A screen launches with the cover changer. The screen initially launches with your most recent pin. You can click on the arrow button to the right. (The left arrow button also appears after you begin to scroll through your pins.) Click on the arrow to view your pins until you’ve found the one that you want to have on the cover.

  3. Move the image to fit in the cover image area.

    The cover image is a rectangular shaped box. If an image is larger than this box or if it’s shaped differently, you can choose the portion of the image that you want displayed on the cover.

    To reposition the image, hover the mouse over the image, and the cursor changes from an arrow to a plus sign with four arrows attached. Click the mouse and move the image around the screen until the section you want is in the white box displayed in the middle of the screen.

  4. Click Save Changes.

    The Change Cover Photo box disappears, and you return to your profile page.