Collections have arrived!
Every collection is a focused set of posts on a particular topic, providing an easy way for you to organize all the things you’re into.
You can move your old posts to collections without needing to reshare them. You can start sharing new posts directly into collections.
Each collection can be shared publicly, privately, or with a custom set of people. Once you create your first collection, your profile will display a new tab where other people can find and follow your collections.An enhancement to our posts, blogs and content creation, be it photos or text.
People can choose what they want to see from you: They can follow their interests and skip uninteresting topics.
Pages can have collections too:https://plus.google.com/+OutwardBoundFi/collectionsYour interests, easy to share:
For instance, I can separate my main topics into collections.
- Google+ , Google tools, Photos, Scuba, Garden, Finland, Caturday...https://plus.google.com/+JaanaNyström/collections
The default is: all who follow you, follow all your Collections.
If someone doesn't want to read about Finland, they can unfollow those posts / Collection.
Cats? Follow / unfollow the collection.
If you Edit the Collection and uncheck "People that have you in circles automatically follow this collection." then those posts are visible only on your profile and in the streams of those who follow that Collection.
I did that to my Finnish language Collection "Postauksia suomeksi".Collections best cover image
16:9 or 2,120 x 712 pixels.
Don't forget that there are more and more full HD or 4K used, so feel free to put at least 1,920 pixels wide!
Naming the Collections is important! Keep it short.
You get a 2-second pitch with the Collection name and cover. People need to see immediately what the Collection is all about.
If a collection is suspended for violating any terms of service (hate speech, illegal content, copyright infringement, etc.), it will only be visible to its owner and the content will be deleted after 2 months. Owners can adjust the content of the collection and apply to have it restored.
I see Collections as a way to improve social media - not something which will replace blogs. Take your time, run some tests, play around...
You'll find a good use for them eventually. :-) No hurry.Learn more from the Google+ Help Center:https://support.google.com/plus/answer/6210271
See the collections stream:https://plus.google.com/collections/stream/all
See all my screenshots and captions in the album below: Desktop & Android.#Collections #Googleplus #Update #Interests