It’s been a year since Vic Gundotra left Google+, and since that time we’ve heard numerous reports about how Google+ is dying, a sentiment that has continued even into recent times. Despite these claims, Google seems hard at work in expanding G+’s feature set and in its latest move is adding a brand new feature called Collections.
So what is collections? Basically, we are looking at Google’s take on Pinterest. Google+ users can now create a collection of posts (with text, video, images, etc) based on a specific interest. These collections can then be shared with the general public, privately, or with certain specific users. After creating your first collection, your profile will add a new tab that lets others easily find and follow all your collections. Collections can also be customized with a color and header image of your choice.
Collections will be available both for web, Android, and web users. Keep in mind that back-end access is being turned on for a number of people, but it has yet to reach everyone.
We are certainly excited by the feature, as it should make it much easier to find conversations in topics that actually matter to us. What do you think of the new feature? Something you are excited for or not really?