Released in May of this year for Android and the Web application, Google+ Collections have made their way to iOS users. Updated today, August 31, the app now includes this feature which allows you focus on specific topics of interest. Follow others whose Collections you enjoy and then create your own with tailored posts to the subject.
Browse other Collections
When you first open the Google+ Collections section in your menu, you will see featured options to check out. You can browse through for those that spark an interest to you and then check out the posts inside. To stay updated on new posts, just tap to follow the Collection.
Making a Collection of your own is easy too. Just visit the Collections area, select Yours, and then Create a Collection. Name it, make it visible, and even enter a tagline. You can then pick the cover photo and color theme for the Collection. Note that when selecting between Public, Only Me, or Custom visibility this cannot be changed later. Once you have created your Collection, just start adding posts.
For avid users of Google+ on iPhone or iPad, this addition will likely be well-received. It is handy way to follow and keep up with posts for topics that you really enjoy or even discover something new. It is too bad that you cannot change your Collection visibility later, but at least you have the option to decide who to share it with, if at all.
Google+ is universal and available for free on the App Store.
In related news today, Google’s Android Wear comes to iOS, but with its limits. Or, for something different see Apple’s latest hire could point to an upcoming augmented reality product.