Similar to Bags, ‘Google Collections’ is Google’s own bookmarking tool that helps you save links, images or map locations you find through Search. You can access ‘Google Collections’ from this URL or through the Google app on your smartphone. Just open the Google app on your Android or iOS device and tap Collections at the bottom. Here you can organize your favorite images, articles, and places from around the web.
But recent updates have made Collections a really good option, and you can do more than just save your posts in it. Here’s everything you need to know about Google Collections.
Google Collections Tricks
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1. Add favorite articles to your Collection
One of the biggest features of Google Collection is saving web pages for later reading and organizing them in different folders. For those who don’t know, all you need to do is open any article from suggestions or from ‘Search’ on the Google app. Once the article loads, you’ll see a bookmark icon in the top bar, tap it to add the article to your collection. You may see a small pop-up that says ‘Added to your Favorites’. If you want to save it in other collections, tap the ‘Change’ option next to it. These features work on any page whether it be an article, homepage, amp page, etc.
2. Add Favorite Images to your Gallery
More than just articles, Gallery can also save your favorite images on the web. If you are on the Google Images page, just open any image and click the gallery icon and it will be saved to your favorite image gallery. You can click the change option in the pop-up to save it to another collection if you want.
But what if you’re on any non-Google images site? We have a tip for it. Just long press the image you want to save and select the option Search Google for this Image. You will be redirected to Google search, now all you need to do is open the Image tab on Google search and mainly the first image in Google images will be the one you want to save.
3. Save places from the map
Just like Google Maps, Google Collections also allows you to save travel destinations, the addresses of your friends and relatives, or any map locations you find through Search. However, the advantage of collections is that you can view your places even on the desktop version, where Google Maps doesn’t show you the listing option.
4. Add Jobs to your Collection
When you search for jobs, Google will show you a list of jobs, right on the search page. You can now click the collection icon next to the tasks and add them to the collection. You can save them in Google Collections and easily find them in your Favorites.
Google Collections not only allows you to save your favorite articles, images, or places, but you can also share them with your contacts. To do that, tap the sharing option in the collection you want to share and select ‘View Shares Only’ or ‘Contributors Share’. If you shared as a contributor share, the people you shared with can add posts, images, locations, etc. It can be very helpful at work as you can share just one link with a collection of posts from the web and you can include many more in the future.
6. Automatic Suggestions & Collections
If you’ve been using Google Collections for a certain amount of time, Google will suggest other websites, images, or anything that matches your consumption style. Instead of showing some random web pages, it shows you pages you’ve read or from sites you normally visit on a daily basis.
It will also create some collections on its own depending on your search. You can add them to your collection or leave them alone. If you’re not a fan of auto-suggestions, you can turn them off in the settings.
7. Access Web Collections
You can access existing collections from your computer by opening the Google Collections website. Here you can organize articles, create different collections, move articles between different collections, Share collections with friends, etc. You can also save images , tasks and places from the map to the gallery from the chrome browser itself.
But you also can’t add posts at this time. The only option you can do is install the canary version of Chrome and enable the #read-later flag to save web pages to the gallery.
The Google app is more like YouTube for written content than a browser. Features like this make it even better than a browser. But I wish, Google also brings these features to the desktop version of Chrome.