Add Pinterest to your Facebook
As a Pinterest user, you probably already know that you can share pins on Facebook from your Pinterest account, or even Twitter, and if you are so inclined, all of your Pinterest activity can be syndicated to your social networks. Those are all great things, but that only helps for personal use and none of those efforts are fruitful for your Facebook Page if you are separating your professional efforts into a separate stream than your personal updates.
There is currently not native Pinterest tab, but there is a way to hack your way into sharing your Pinterest page with your Facebook Page followers without being a programming wizard – we’re going to walk you through this.
First, log into your Facebook account, then visit the Static iFrame Tab setup:
To get started, grant the app permission, then tell the app which page to place your tab from the drop down menu:
To access the settings for your new tab and to get one step closer to being Pinterest-ing on Facebook, look down at the sidebar of your page and click “Welcome,” which is the default name for the tab we will change momentarily:
Authorize the app (again, yes, it is redundant), which will take you to the settings. We suggest the following settings with one modification – set the height of the page to 1500 not 1200 so visitors will not have to scroll up and down. If you have additional rows of boards, add roughly 600 pixels per row. Most settings you see below are the default settings of the tab app, and give your tab a name (we went with PINTEREST-ing which is what the sidebar will now say instead of “Welcome”):
The final product
There are pros and cons to the final product, but take a look below before we share our notes:
The first thing you’ll notice is that viewers have to scroll left and right to see your pins, but they can actually click on your pins and boards without leaving Facebook. Since Facebook altered their design, “tabs” are on the left side of the Facebook Page, so it will take a little effort to actually demonstrate to your page visitors that they can see your Pinterest page right there on Facebook – it is no longer a literal tab at the top of the page, so make sure to spell it out for page visitors.
If you want, the final setting option allows you to make this tab your default page for people who are not yet fans, but unless you’re going all in on Pinterest and it is more important than your blog, website or Facebook itself.
So there you have it, a fast and easy way to bring your Pinterest page to your Facebook page!
Update: an alternative, and more robust option now on the market is Woobox’s Pinterest tab.