Google+ Gets New Collections Feature; Lets You Group Content by Topic

In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that’s expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information. The revised formula, scheduled to be released April 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
In this Tuesday, March 23, 2010, file photo, the Google logo is seen at the Google headquarters in Brussels. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)


(It World) – It was a little over a month ago that Bradley Horowitz took over the leadership role of Google’s social network, Google+, from Dave Bresbis. In confirming his new position Horowitz mentioned “Google’s Photos and Streams products” and didn’t mention Google+ itself. This led to a lot of speculation (for examples see these posts from Pocket Lint , SlashGear, and TechCrunch) that Google was going to break up Google+ by spinning off Photos and Hangouts as separate services.

So far we’ve seen no evidence that a break-up is imminent, and in fact yesterday Google started rolling out a new Google+ feature, Collections.  Here’s Google’s brief introduction post.

Collections is a Pinterest-esque way of grouping your posts by topic. Once you create a collection you can make it public or share it with a group of friends (unless your friends use iOS, because Collections are only available on the web and Android for now. Google says they’ll be coming to iOS “later”).


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