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Unofficial pinterest api implemented in python 3

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License: MIT

Unofficial Pinterest API implemented in python 3 that can do all Pinterest tasks like comment, pin, repin, follow, unfollow and more.

It is implemented by directly calling the pinterest servers, mimicking an actual browser, so you don't need pinterest API key.

If you see any issues, or find bugs feel free to report them here on the github repo.

Community guides

Get started with pinterest automation

Automated posting to Pinterest (in Russian)

Install using pip

pip install py3-pinterest

NOTE: for each of the functionalities listed below there is a working example under the project root.

Create new instance of the API

pinterest = Pinterest(email='your email goes here', password='password goes here', username='look in pinterest url', cred_root='cred root dir')

cred_root is the dir (automatically created if missing) that will store some cookies nad sessions, so you don't need to login before each request. Make sure you specify a path with read/write permissions.

Proxies example:

proxies = {"http":"http://username:password@proxy_ip:proxy_port"}
Pinterest(email='emai', password='pass', username='name', cred_root='cred_root', proxies=proxies)

The following features are currently supported


NOTE: Pinterest integrated google recaptcha. This means we have to use web driver to login. For that reason you must have chrome installed on you computer, in order for the login to work.

If you want to use many accounts, you should associate proxy with each one of them and login only with that proxy


Login will store auth cookies for later use. These cookies are usually valid for ~15 days, then you will start getting 403 and 401 errors, which means you need to call login again.


Login is required to permit actions to the Pinterest servers. Login will store auth cookies for later use. These cookies are usually valid for ~15 days, then you will start getting 403 and 401 errors, which means you need to call login again.



Load profile

You can load profile for currently logged in user or any user specified by username.

user_profile = pinterest.get_user_overview()

Board and pin management

Get all boards of user:

boards = pinterest.boards(username='username')

List all pins in board

pins = pinterest.board_feed(board_id=board_id)

If username is left blank, current logged in user will be used.

Delete pin



pinterest.repin(board_id='board_id', pin_id='pin_id')

Get ID of created pin, section, or board

All functions return the post/get data from the request. If you dig a little deeper by going myrequest.content you get the actual HTML response, which can then be turned into a dict by using JSON.


import json

pin_response = upload_pin(board_id='',
             title='Foobar Barfood',

response_data = json.loads(pin_response.content)

Some helpful notes on the response: Everything is stored inside the "resource_response" key. You can use that and grab all sorts of data like so:

# This is how you would access this information when creating a pin

id = response_data["resource_response"]["data"]["id"]
board_id = response_data["resource_response"]["data"]["board"]["id"]
section_id = response_data["resource_response"]["data"]["section"]["id"]
pinner_username = response_data["resource_response"]["data"]["pinner"]["username"]
pinner_id = response_data["resource_response"]["data"]["pinner"]["id"]

# If you wanted to access this information in a different circumstance,
# keep in mind that whatever your creating should be the first level under "data"
# I.e, I created a board, and I want to get the board ID. It would now be:

board_id = response_data["resource_response"]["data"]["id"]

Get pinnable images

A pinterest feature they use to pin from websites



Pin image by web url:, image_url=image_url, description=description, title=title)

Pin image from local file:

pinterest.upload_pin(board_id=board_id, section_id=section_id, image_file=image_path, description=description, title=title, link=link)

Get home feed pins

home_feed_batch = pinterest.home_feed()

Get board recommendations (this is the 'more ideas' api)

rec_batch = pinterest.board_recommendations(board_id=board_id)

Get pin information by id


Board Section support

pinterest.create_board_section(board_id=board_id, section_name=section_name) pinterest.delete_board_section(section_id=section_id) pinterest.get_board_sections(board_id=board_id)

You can also pin and repin to sections.



pinterest.follow_user(user_id='target_user_id', username='target_username')

Follow limit is 300 per day, after that they might place you on watch list


pinterest.unfollow_user(user_id='target_user_id', username='target_username')

Unfollow limit is 350 per day, after that they might place you on watch list

Get following

following_batch = pinterest.get_following(username='some_user')

If username is not provided current user will be used

Get followers


If username is not provided current user will be used

Follow board


Unfollow board



search_batch ='boards', query='food')

Current pinterest scopes are: pins, buyable_pins, my_pins, videos, boards

Visual Search

  pin_data = pinterest.load_pin(pin_id='pin_id')
  search_batch = pinterest.visual_search(pin_data, x=10, y=50, w=100, h=100)

User interactions

Invite to board

pinterest.invite(board_id=board_id, user_id=target_user_id)

Delete board invite

pinterest.delete_invite(board_id=board_id, invited_user_id=target_user_id)

Get board invites

invites_batch = pinterest.get_board_invites(board_id=board_id)


pinterest.comment(pin_id=pin_id, text=comment_text)

Delete comment

pinterest.delete_comment(pin_id=pin_id, comment_id=comment_id)

Get Pin comments


Send personal message

pinterest.send_message(conversation_id=conversation_id, pin_id="(pin_id)", message="hey")

Access to type suggestions you see in the search input


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