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Google is a divisive company. You might love the convenience of Gmail and how easy it is to find everything you’re looking for online.
Or maybe you get a shiver down your spine just thinking about all the data the search giant has about you. Tap or click to see everything Google knows about you
You may see some personal information when you search for yourself online. Fortunately, you can ask Google to remove your phone number, address, and more. Tap or click here to see what you can clear and how to do it.
Love it or hate it, Google has many helpful resources to make life easier. Here’s one you may not have tried.
An easy way to save and share
Think of Google Collections as a repository for items you want to return to or share with others. You can save links, images and places from Google search results. How you use it is up to you. It works great for everything from places you want to visit to an online recipe book with links to your favorite meals.
It’s almost like using Pinterest… without the Pinterest account. Here are some smart uses for Google Collections:
Moodboards for inspiration for your home renovation project
Quotes and ideas to set and achieve goals
Simple shopping lists
News items you want to refer to later
Lists of your favorite places, things you would like to see and places you want to go
Medical examination of a condition or condition
Dream boats, cars and vacations for when you win the lottery
Resources for caring for a loved one
Everything for an upcoming wedding
Ideas for hair and makeup
Collections are also easy to share. Once you’ve set up a collection, click the Share icon in the upper right corner. You can get a share link or photograph the person you want to share with a Tweet, Facebook post or email right from your collection page.
Now let’s take a closer look at how to set up your own collections.
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Using Google Collections
You may have saved a collection or two without even realizing it. To check, go to google.com/collections†
Start a new collection on a computer:
Go to google.com/collections†
Select on the left New collection and give it a name. Click Okay to save it.
Now you can search for things to add.
You can store items in any collections you create directly from Google search results.
Do a search on google.com and click on the desired result.
Click on the at the top three-point More option and search for Add to† You cannot save this item to a collection if it is not there.
This will save the item to your most recent collection. To choose another one, click Change > choose your collection.
You can also do this on your phone.
Start a new collection on Android or iPhone:
Open the Google app.
Tap at the bottom Collections † View your collections † New collection†
Name the collection and tap To create†
To save items, do a search in the Google app, tap the result and choose Add to on the top.
To save images, do a search in the Google app and tap the image. To elect More † Add to†
There you have it.
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