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Pinterest API

Pinterest calls itself a "virtual pinboard," allowing users to select photos from web pages to share with their friends. This process, called pinning, helps users collect ideas, recipes, inspiration or anything that can be found in a photo on a web page.

The Pinterest API provides developers access to an authenticated user's pinboards and pins. The API provides detailed user data, as well as the home feed for a user, pins, likes, following, followers and the ability to unfollow. Developers can also access information about specific boards and pins, including creating boards, adding pins, categories and adding/removing likes.

The API allows businesses to integrate with Pinterest's social media platform in an effort engage with customers. With the APIs, developers can access a site's top repins, most recent pins, related pins, most clicked through pins and pins resulting from specific search terms.

The API makes its data available via JSON only, with requests also wrapped as JSON. Though the official documentation has been removed, we've included a cache of the page, as the API still appears to be supported.

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Pinterest: Highlights

Social photo curation platform
Data Formats
API home

Pinterest: Specifications


Client Install Required
Service Endpoint

Signup and Licensing

Signup Requirements
Developer Key Required
Account Required
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January 01, 2013
at 09:37
Comment by: urbansky

this API is no longer available

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