Chart showing the number of Pinterest users by year from 2016 to 2024

How Many People Use Pinterest? (2016–2024)

How many people use Pinterest? This is one of the first and most important Pinterest statistics brand owners need to know before creating a Pinterest marketing plan. Having a clear picture of the number of Pinterest users there are today and how that number has grown over the years can help you understand how you can craft an effective strategy.

Here’s a look at the evolution of the number of active users on Pinterest from 2016 to 2024.

Pinterest MAU annual breakdown


No. of Pinterest users (as of Q4 of each year unless otherwise indicated)

Annual change


160 million


216 million



265 million



335 million



459 million



431 million



450 million



498 million


2024 (as of Q1)

518 million

+11.9% (from Q1 2023)

According to the latest statistics, the number of active users on Pinterest in Q1 2024 is 518 million—the highest number ever recorded. This represents an 11.9% increase from the previous year and a 4% quarterly increase from Q4 2023’s 498 million. 

The number of Pinterest users in Q1 2024 marks the seventh consecutive quarterly rise. After holding steady at 433 million users in Q1 2022 and Q2 2022, the number rose to 445 million in Q3 2022, before closing the year at 450 million users. In 2023, its user base expanded every quarter.

Prior to 2021, the number of users on Pinterest had been rising every year. In Q4 2016, there were 160 million active users on Pinterest, approximately one-third of the current figure. This number grew by 35% in Q4 2017, when the number of Pinterest’s MAU reached 216 million. A year later, it increased to 265 million, before hitting 335 million in 2019.

2020 saw a huge surge, which analysts attribute to the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of the year, the number of active users on Pinterest had soared to 459 million. 

The decline in late 2021 marks the first annual fall in Pinterest’s user base since at least 2016. According to experts, this was a sign that social media usage was returning to pre-pandemic norms and levels.

In terms of quarterly growth, between Q1 2016 and Q1 2024, the number of Pinterest users declined just four times—in Q2 2018, when it fell by a slight 3.3%, and in the final three quarters of 2021. 

Number of users of Pinterest: ranked by country

Chart showing: Pinterest Users by Country (2024)

As the number of Pinterest users surpasses the half-billion mark, as a brand, it presents an intriguing opportunity for brands considering advertising on the platform. However, doing some initial research to understand the geographic distribution of Pinterest’s users can help you decide the extent of your investment in advertising efforts on the platform. 


No. of Pinterest users

1. United States

89.9 million

2. Brazil

38.9 million

3. Mexico

24.7 million

4. Germany

19.3 million

5. France

17.3 million

6. United Kingdom

14.7 million

7. Italy

10.5 million

8. Argentina

10.4 million

9. Canada

10.0 million

10. Colombia, Spain

9.6 million

According to recent data ranking Pinterest users by country, the United States is home to the biggest number of Pinterest users, with 89.9 million. Brazil ranks second, with 38.9 million, followed by Mexico, with 24.7 million. European countries Germany and France round out the top five, with 19.3 million and 17.3 million, respectively. This data underscores the importance of tailoring your advertising strategy to target the platform's most active regions effectively.

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