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Google+ is Testing a New “Collections” Feature That Seems to be Part Pinterest, Part Blogging

A new feature called Collections is coming soon to Google+, according to sources of ours. While we have limited information about Collections at this time, from what we understand, the feature wants users to create “collections” of their interests, which makes it sound a lot like Pinterest meets a blogging platform. 

In Collections, which should be available on mobile and the web when it launches, users can create collections of photos, links, and videos, or follow other users’ collections. Google suggests to early users of Collections that these are themed channels of content that could focus on anything from Salsa in San Diego to Paragliding.

As you can see from the image above, you will be able to discover new Collections through your G+ circles or quickly create your own from just about anything that interests you. A shortcut to Collections will also likely live in the Google+ drop-down menu, where you currently find links to your Photos, Communities, Events, Stream, etc.

It’s tough to say when Collections will rollout out to everyone, as it seems to be in a private beta of sorts for now. Should we learn more, we’ll pass that info along.

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