Up until now, anything you pinned onto a Pinterest board was totally open to the entire Internet for public viewing. But just in time for the holiday season, Pinterest has now given you the option to make your boards private, which could be handy for organizing gift ideas without spoiling the surprise.
Other major blogging and social media platforms like Tumblr and WordPress have good privacy options for people who don't want the whole world looking at what they post, so it's good to see Pinterest finally take this step as well. To create a new secret board, all you have to do is scroll down to the bottom of your profile and click "Create a Secret Board." You can also make one when you click the "Add+" button in the top right corner.
Unfortunately, any of your existing boards can't be switched from public to private. You'll need to create brand new private boards to keep your stuff hidden.
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