Ads on Pinterest look nothing different from regular pins except for two issues. First, you can see a text “Promoted by” at the bottom of the pin, and second, you didn’t ask for them. Though sponsored pins are not that annoying they do not redirect or blink here and there, it’s still goddamn distracting to see unwanted stuff in your perfect feed. So here is the simple guide to get rid of it.
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Why do we see ads on Pinterest?
Pinterest itself claim promoted pins are actually quite helpful and there is no need to turn them off. They help Pinners find new products and ideas. Pins promoted by brands show users where they can find goods they are interested in, which is also useful according to Pinterest advertising policy.
Yet we are still not convinced. We want to relax or get an inspiration scrolling our feed whether in the browser or in the app. If we want to buy something we liked, we will find and buy those things later rather than make an impulsive purchase here and now. That’s why we need an ad blocker for Pinterest to hide stuffy pins.
How to Block Promoted Pins on Pinterest Using AdLock
To get rid of ads on Pinterest in the browser you will need to download AdLock for Windows and install it. Then you open an ad-blocker and voila! AdLock is set up by default to stop any adware. Though if you want you can adjust its settings to meet your needs. For example, you don’t want to remove ads on a certain website, then all you need to do is to add it to the list of exceptions. Open an AdLocker tab in the app, proceed to Domain exclusions, click o “Add domain name” and type a URL in this format: www.example.com. Since then all websites will show no ads except the excluded one.
To block Pinterest ads in the app you need to download AdLock for Android and install it on your device. Then follow instructions of the guide below to adjust AdLock to disable adverts:
- Check for updates
Open AdLock application, tap the overflow menu (three dots) on the top right corner, and tap “Check updates”. In a new menu tap UPDATE ALL
- Switch to the AdLocker tab and enable HTTPS filtering. In a pop-up window tap OK. Then you will be asked to set a drawing pattern to verify your identity for future actions. Draw a pattern you surely will remember.
That’s it! From this moment AdLock will remove unwanted content not only from your Pinterest app but also from all other apps and games. Enjoy your ad-free Pinterest!