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Make finding the posts that you and others want to see easy with Collections in Google+. For instance, you can create:

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

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 that you make in the collection in their home stream
  • Choose whether or not to receive notifications about the 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 or not to receive notifications about the collection
  • Unfollow the collection at any time

Note: When you follow a collection, others who can see the collection will be able to see that you're following 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 their collection.
  • You can follow someone else's collection to see what they share, but you can't share posts to 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 the community. Members of the community may see your posts in their home stream.
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