Today, Google+ introduced a new feature that will enable users to filter their feeds by specific topics.
Dmitry Shapiro, tattletale, stated in an announcement:
“Our happiest Google+ users are those who connect with others around shared interests and passions. So we set out to give people a place to express the things they love. Today, we’re announcing Google+ Collections, a new way to group your posts by topic.”
Collections are streams centered around individual topics. So, for example, if you follow a lot of SEO people on Google+ you can separate their posts from people who post about other things you’re into.
Collections are created by each individual user, which they can choose to share with others or keep private. If you choose to make your collections public, a new tab will be created on your Google+ profile where others can go to see your collections.
Posts contained in collections will also appear in the main Home stream, with the option to jump right to your collections’ stream if you find that to be more interesting.
Collections are available right now on the web and on Android devices, with iOS compatibility said to be coming “later”.
For an example of what Collections are all about, see Google’s Featured Collections page.