How to Pin Something From Facebook to Pinterest

Pinning Facebook images to your boards takes just a little more effort.
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Pinterest provides a bookmarklet that you can use to pin directly from a Web page to one of your boards. You can also upload pins onto Pinterest by entering a Web address. If you try either of these methods on a Facebook page, though, you will see an error message stating, "Sorry, cannot pin directly from Facebook." However, you can pin images from Facebook in Firefox or Google Chrome using a workaround.

Click on the Facebook photo you want to pin to open an enlarged version of the picture.

Right-click the photo and select "View Image" in Firefox or "Open Image in New Tab" in Google Chrome. The picture opens as a Web page.

Click the bookmarklet. Add a description in the text box below the picture and select the board to which you want to pin the image.

Right-click the picture and select "Copy Image Location" or "Copy Image URL" if you don't have the bookmarklet. Log in to Pinterest, click the "+" button and select "Add from a Website." Paste the copied link into the address box and click "Find Images." Click on the picture, add text and pin the image.

Tricia Goss' credits include Fitness Plus, Good News Tucson and Layover Magazine. She is certified in Microsoft application and served as the newsletter editor for She has also contributed to The Dollar Stretcher, Life Tips and Childcare Magazine.