Google plus Collections Released Monday April 4 2015

Google plus released a new feature on Monday called Collections. This feature allows you to collect and group your G+ posts into categories. I think of it like boards on Pinterest.

Google Plus Connections
Google Plus Connections

You can find the Collections feature in the sidebar of your G+ account.

Google Plus Collections Sidebar
Google Plus Collections Sidebar

You can add post to your Collections by going to the Collections page or through the drop down menu where you would normally select posting to public, to a circle, or to a group.

Posting To Google Plus Collections
Posting To Google Plus Collections

You can also put a post you have already published into a Collection by clicking the drop down  arrow in the upper right and selecting Connections.

Google Plus Posts Drop Down Arrow
Google Plus Posts Drop Down Arrow

Next select the Collection you would like to add it to. Then click “move to collection.”

Selecting Google Connections To Move Post
Selecting Google Connections To Move Post

You can move a post from one Collection to another
If you accidentally post to the wrong Collection click on the downward arrow in the upper right also known as the option menu and select Remove post from collection and click on it. Go back to the post an click on the option menu again this time select move post to collection and click. This will bring up the collections menu where you can select the proper collection to for the post.

Sharing Collections
Collections are also sharable. be careful about sharing your collections. There are quite a few people complaining about the over sharing of collections. It appears that some people are using collection sharing as another form of spam. Sharing Collections may be useful if they are shared to a carefully curated circle.
The share a collection go to you collections page and click on the collection you want to share. Under the header art is the name of the collection and to the right are the management tools, click on the arrow. This will bring you to the sharing window. Then you can share as you normally would.

 

 

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