How To Stop Pinterest From Auto-Refreshing? (Quick Guide)

Is your Pinterest feed auto-refreshing constantly? This can be a problem since it messes with your overall Pinterest experience, and makes pinning things and following up on your favorite posts an absolute nightmare!

In this post, I’ll go over some of the things you can do to stop Pinterest from auto-refreshing.

⚠️ Important Note:

Disabling The Auto-Refresh Feature

You might see some forums mentioned disabling this feature, but I would say there isn’t any such option on Pinterest.


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Therefore, you don’t need to search for the below option in your Pinterest settings. 👇

To disable this feature, you must head over to settings, and find the ‘refresh feed’ option. Simply disable (set to never refresh) it if it has been enabled, and your feed should stop automatically refreshing.

Be sure to take a look at the other options I mentioned in this article.

Tired of Pinterest Refreshing? Here’s How to Fix It

1 Clear Cache And Cookies

The problem might be due to the cache and cookies in your browser.

This mainly becomes an issue if you have multiple logins from multiple Pinterest accounts (especially in the case of business Pinterest accounts – when one user has several).

To solve this case, you can head over to the browsing history on your browser and delete your cache and cookies. You can also just delete the history entirely and log back in.

See if this stops Pinterest from auto-refreshing.

2 Logging Out Of Your Account

The go-to option of all time (if it works with machines, it will work with browsers too, right?) So, if the former method does not work for you, you can try logging out and logging back in.

This will FORCE your browser to reset and re-organize the entire page and change the temporary settings or malfunctions that might occur. Hopefully, this will fix the problem!

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3 Use the Pinterest App

If you’re experiencing constant refreshing on the Pinterest website, try using the Pinterest app instead. The app may be more stable and less prone to refreshing.

Also you can try vice-versa. Most of the time, my webiste version is stable.

4 Disable Auto-play Videos

Pinterest’s auto-play feature can cause the site to constantly refresh. You can disable auto-play videos in your Pinterest settings to see if it helps.

  • Sign in to your Pinterest account.
  • Click on the downward chevron icon located in the top-right corner of the screen.
  • Select “Settings” from the dropdown menu.
  • On the left-hand side of the page, click on “Social Permissions”.
  • Locate the “Autoplay videos” section and toggle the switch next to “Autoplay videos on desktop” to turn autoplay on or off.
  • Finally, click on the “Save” button at the bottom of the page to save your changes.

5 Avoid Multiple Tabs

Having multiple tabs open in your browser can cause Pinterest to constantly refresh.

Try using Pinterest in a single tab to see if the issue persists.

6 Use a different account

If you have multiple Pinterest accounts, try using a different account to see if the issue persists.

Sometimes the issue may be account-specific.

7 Disable ad-blocker

If you’re using an ad-blocker, it may be interfering with Pinterest’s functionality and causing it to constantly refresh.

Try disabling the ad blocker and see if the issue persists.

8 Disable Browser Notifications

Browser notifications from Pinterest can cause the site to constantly refresh. You can disable browser notifications for Pinterest in your browser settings.

  • Launch Chrome on your computer.
  • Click the “three dots” button located at the top right corner of the window, then select “Settings”.
  • From the “Settings” page, choose “Privacy and security” and then click on “Site Settings”.
  • Scroll down and click on “Notifications”.
  • Select your preferred default setting. To block notifications from a particular site, click on “Add” next to “Not allowed to send notifications”.

9 Use Incognito Mode

If you’re still experiencing issues with Pinterest refreshing, try using incognito mode in your browser.

This can help identify whether the issue is caused by any browser extensions or settings.

10 Disable JavaScript

Disabling JavaScript in your browser can help prevent Pinterest from constantly refreshing.

How To Stop Pinterest From Refreshing

However, this may also affect other websites and cause some functionality to break.

11 Contacting Pinterest Support

If none of the above options work, it’s best to contact Pinterest support. They already have a curated set of questions and answers for you, which usually solve common issues related to the app.

However, since the problem at hand is much more specific, you can contact them via email and inform them of your issue. Simply head to the support page, find ‘manage account and preferences’ and click ‘contact us’ at the bottom of the page.

It might take some time to receive an answer, but you will be attended to, sooner or later. But this is not the best option if you’re expecting an instant solution.

Frequently Asked Questions

Pinterest Keeps Logging In And Out – How To Fix It?

There are 2 ways to fix this Pinterest browser logging in and out loop. The best way is to change your password using the Pinterest mobile app, which will end the loop. Or you can delete your browser history along with cache and cookies which also does the trick.

Does Pinterest Automatically Follow?

Pinterest does not automatically follow boards, unless you select “follow all” when you follow a user on Pinterest. Selecting “follow all” will make your account automatically follow all the new boards the user adds in the future.

About Author

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