What is the save button on Pinterest

Pinterest Save Button: What Is It?

If you’re like me and have a Pinterest account that is showing you a “save” button instead of your usual “pin it” button in the top left corner of the images in your feed, don’t panic.

I noticed this today and at first was fairly confused. Had I done something wrong, or perhaps clicked on something that made my setting change?

What is the save button on Pinterest?

I started poking around in my profile, then my settings, then in the Pinterest help pages. No information about a save button. I decided to try my search engine, assuming I’d find a slew of articles explaining what the Pinterest save button was, and you know what I found?


I changed my keywords. Nothing. I tried going to page 2, 3, 4… nothing. What the what? How is this a thing on my feed and there’s no information on it to be found anywhere?

Confused, I decided to try sending a message to the Pinterest help center, asking specifically what the save button was, whether saving is any different than pinning, and why I have this on one of my accounts, but my other Pinterest account still has the normal “pin it” button showing.

Despite being warned by friends in social media circles, I actually got a reply fairly quickly. According to the Pinterest help expert who answered my query: “There is no difference. This is an experiment that Pinterest is currently running.”

So, it turns out I am just part of a beta test and nothing more. I’ll be back to pinning (now that I know that’s what I’m actually doing), and will no longer be concerned, though it does seem weird not to be “saving” and not pinning on Pinterest.

If you’ve noticed that little save button on your own Pinterest feed, now you know you’re not alone and it’s nothing in particular to worry about.

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Thank you for visiting Strong and Worthy! My name is Sara Hodge and I am founder of the site. I am, and have always been, a firm believer and passionate supporter of all things self care, and hope to continue my work in extending that message to my fellow career women. I don't believe there can be true success in work without first achieving healthy personal growth, and my mission with Strong and Worthy is to inspire and motivate working women to fortify their confidence and resilience from the inside, in order to let it shine even brighter on the outside. In addition to strongandworthy.com I also founded my original site, www.Mumsnchums.com in 2009. Mums 'n Chums is a parenting community that serves the Greater Toronto Area and has, in many ways, been the catalyst for the majority of the projects I have worked on over the past 7 years. Those projects have included large scale events, social media consulting and management for brands, Twitter party hosting, networking group leadership (I currently run 3 large groups), charity events, speaking engagements, and of course writing. I'm so glad you're here and would love to know your thoughts on this site as I continue to grow it into what I have envisioned it to be. Any and all feedback is greatly appreciated and will be taken into consideration. Thanks again for stopping in!

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