How To Fix The “Not Eligible To Join” Error On Pinterest

How To Fix The “Not Eligible To Join” Error On Pinterest

Have you been getting the “eligible to join” error on Pinterest?

This error usually happens when you are trying to sign up on Pinterest for the first time.

Once you get the error “not eligible to join” on Pinterest, it means that you are not to create a new account on the platform.

A lot of new-time users on Pinterest usually wonder what it means.

Well, we did too at some point till we made inquiries and tested it out ourselves.

And no, it has nothing to do with the location you are trying to create a new Pinterest account.

In this guide, you will learn how to fix the “not eligible to join” error on Pinterest and why Pinterest is saying you are not eligible to create an account.

Why Is Pinterest Saying I’m Not Eligible to Join?

The reason why you are getting the “not eligible to join” error message on Pinterest is that you are signing up at an age that is not allowed to be on the platform.

It is common knowledge that if you are younger than 13 years old you cannot create an account on some social media platforms.

On Pinterest, they ask for some sort of age verification, and they use it to personalize your experience on their website.

So this is to say that the content on Pinterest is not eligible for people less than 13 years of age, hence you not being able to create an account on their website.

How to Fix the “Not Eligible To Join” Error on Pinterest

To fix the “not eligible to join” error on Pinterest, you need to re-create an account using the acceptable age stipulated on their website.

As you may have figured out, Pinterest is not banned in any country; so if Pinterest not letting you sign up, your location has nothing to do with it.

So creating a Pinterest with an acceptable age is usually the best solution.

Here is how to fix the “not eligible to join” error on Pinterest:

1. Ask a parent to help you register

If you really must be on Pinterest, you can always ask your parents or an adult in your home to help you create an account with their details.

For the parents, Pinterest does not promote any NSFW content but some of the content on there may not be what a child less than 13 years old would be ready for.

So if you eventually get to create an account on Pinterest, make sure that you are supervised by an adult around.

2. Wait it out

Since the 13-year-old rule is common on almost all social media platforms, it might be best to wait till you are of age to start creating accounts with them.

The truth is that you are not probably not going to miss out on anything on those social apps while you wait to come of age.


Before you are allowed to create an account on Pinterest, you must verify your age; you must be at least 13 years.

They do this not because they allow NSFW content on their website, but because they need to personalize the pins they show to you; we mean what kind of pins should they be showing to a 12-year-old? so it’s tough.

However, there are ways around this if you really must create an account on Pinterest as a minor, we have listed them in this guide.

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Nessa N. Bonny

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