Recently, Pinterest users are encountering an unexpected issue with their pins where the audio or sound accompanying videos has vanished.

Instead, they are met with an error message on Pinterest that says ‘This audio is not available in your location’.

Pinterest ‘audio not available in your location’ error

The crackdown on audio within Pinterest videos started on June 14th, surprising and frustrating multiple users (1,2,3,4,5,6).

Pinterest audio not available in your location error

For them, losing the accompanying sound from their favorite pins diminishes the overall experience, often leaving videos feeling incomplete and less engaging.

However, the most significant impact is felt by content creators. For many, music played a crucial role in setting the tone, mood, and atmosphere of their videos.

Whether it was a travel vlog, DIY tutorial, or recipe demonstration, background music often enhanced the storytelling aspect of their content. With the audio purge, the essence of their creations is compromised.

Some fear that it might lead to a decline in viewer engagement and interaction.

this new “audio is not available in your location” thing on pinterest is getting REAL annoying

Why do y’all take Audio off every video? It’s so damn annoying

Why is Pinterest doing this?

The platform’s new policy targets videos that incorporate copyrighted music from other platforms. This has lead to the sudden disappearance of sound from such content.

The motive behind this move seems to be Pinterest’s compliance with copyright law and its desire to avoid any legal challenges.

Content creators have received emails notifying them of audio removal due to copyright infringement. This is very similar to what YouTube does.

Pinterest copyright infringement

There is a solution that has been implemented to combat audio copyright issues. Pinterest is providing access to a specific catalog of music that complies with copyright laws.

Hence, creators can still use music from this designated library without fear of losing audio on their pins.

For content creators, it remains essential to adapt to the new policy and explore alternative ways to engage and captivate their audience.

What are your thoughts on this whole scenario? Let us know in the comments below.

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A computer science engineer who loves tech and won't stop talking about it. Here at Piunikaweb, I mostly cover Google Pixel deals and how-tos, though you may find me covering Pixel news as well sometimes. Apart from being a nerd, i love gaming and watching movies in my free time.

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