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14 May How to create a collection in Google+

How to create a collection in Google+: Last week, Google launched Collections in Google+, a new way of grouping together relevant content. Here, we show you how easy it is to make your own collections. 

Open up your Google+ page, and you will see there is now a new option added along the menu bar – Collections. You will also find this under the drop down menu in the top left hand corner. Click on Collections.

Google+ Collections on AppsCare

You will see that on our AppsCare Google+ page we have already created a number of collections. To get started or create a new one, click on Create a collection. You will be prompted to name your collection, and set the visibility.

Google+ Collections

Click Create once you have entered a name. You will then be redirected to your Collection page, which you can see below includes an image and colour theme. You can change the default settings by clicking on Customise.

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Here you can see that you can choose from a range of colours, and either add a stock image or upload your own image to fit in with the content on your Google+ collection. To add your own image, click Add your own.

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Once you’re finished, click on Save Collection. You will then be redirected to the Collection homepage, and you will be able to review your design.

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You can make any additional changes by clicking on customise. If you want to edit or delete your collection, you can do this via the settings cog.

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You can now post in your collection! Write an update the same as you would in any other post. Your posts will then also be displayed on your Google+ page feed, and you will see a tag which identifies that the posts are part of a collection. Screen Shot 2015-05-12 at 11.33.58

You can also add a post to a collection direct from your Google+ page. When writing a new post, you can write the collection name into the To field, to add the update to your collection.

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If you accidentally post an update to your Google+ page without adding it to a collection, don’t worry, as you can go back and add any post into a collection at a later date. To do this, visit the post you want to add to a collection, and you will notice there is a drop down arrow next to the share button. Click on this, and you will now see there are options to add the post into a collection.

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We hope you found our tip useful and that you have fun using Google+ collections!

For more tips and tricks, check out our Google Apps Tips blog.

Claire Stead
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