Google+ Wants You To Follow And Share Your Interests With New ‘Collections’ Feature
Google+ has launched a new feature called “Collections” which will allow users to share or create data collections about specific topics according to their interests.
The users of Google+ can now group the posts based on the topics of their interest to share them with public or selected users. Once a user creates a collection, a new tab will be displayed on his Google+ profile which will allow other users to see and follow the collections of a particular user.
If a user wants to build his own collection but needs guidance first, he may click “learn more.” This will take the user to the Collections’ basic page that instructs about creating and seeing collections.
All the posts from collections, according to Google, will be displayed in users’ home stream as well.
According to the company, users’ interest to curate content was the chief motivation behind launching of Google+Collections. “Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions,” reads Google+ announcement page.
Collections are, in a way, an advancement over the 2012 launch of Communities–a similar feature which enabled users to socialize. The difference is that the Communities were curated by organizers while Collections will be depend on the individual users.
Obviously, both the features are overlapping in their true essence but Collections is likely to get an edge by tempting the users on personal level.
Google+ has started rolling out the feature for Android and web users.
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Abubaker Zahoor writes on diverse topics with special interest in innovations, tech-ethics, and inter-and intra- organizational business relationships.