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Get started with Collections


Note: As of May 29, 2019...

You can no longer create or post to Circles. However, you can still edit and delete circles.

In addition, the following has changed for Collections:

  • You can no longer create or follow Collections.

  • You can only create a post in a domain-restricted Collection from inside the Collection.

  • Google+ no longer recommends Collections.

However, you can still edit, unfollow, and delete Collections.


Make it easy to find the posts you and others want to see with Collections in Currents. For instance, you can create:

  • Collections for sports, recipes, or other interests that the public can see
  • A Collection for personal photos and updates that only certain people can see

How Collections work

What happens when you create a Collection

When you create a Collection, you can:

What happens when someone follows your Collection

When someone follows your Collection, they can:

  • See posts you make in that Collection in their home stream
  • Choose whether to get notifications about that Collection
  • Unfollow your Collection at any time

What happens when you follow a Collection

When you follow a Collection, you can:

  • See posts made in that Collection in your home stream
  • Choose whether to get notifications about that Collection
  • Unfollow that Collection at any time

Note: When you follow a Collection, others who can see the Collection will see that you follow it.

How Collections are different from Communities

You can follow a Collection or join a Community. Both let you keep up with your interests.


  • Just one person creates and manages a Collection, and only that person can post to that Collection.
  • You can follow someone else's Collection to see what they share, but you can't share posts into someone else’s Collection.


  • Communities can have more than one owner and moderator, and other people can join.
  • When you're a member of a Community, you can post to that Community. Members of that Community may see your posts in their home stream.
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