Google Collections is a feature that lets you save pictures, places and links to your Google account.If you come across something that catches your eye, you can save it to your collection in seconds.It's free and doesn't use any storage space.Think of it as Google's Pinterest.
We'll walk you through everything you need to know about Google Collections, with a focus on saving images.We'll cover how to create and manage a collection, and suggest some creative ways to use them for your next project.
How to Access Google Favorites
You can access Google Collections on your computer, smartphone and tablet.It's free to use; all you need is a Google account and your collections will sync across all your devices.
desktop: entergoogle.com/collections.To access this page without the link, go to the Google homepage, click the 3x3 grid icon in the upper right, and select Favorites.
Phone/Tablet: Open the Google app and select Favorites from the bottom menu.
How to Create Google Favorites
By default, any picture you save on Google goes into the "Favorite Pictures" collection.Depending on how you plan to use Google Collections, this may be enough.But to help with organization, it's better to create other collections.Think of them as folders on your computer; you store pictures in different folders based on topics or topics to make it easier to find what you're looking for.
To create a new collection, go to the Collections page.Select New Collection (desktop) or New (mobile/tablet).Give your collection a name - a memorable name that describes what you will store in it.When ready, select OK (desktop) or Create (mobile/tablet).There is no limit to the number of collections and the number of pictures in them.
How to save to google favorites
To add something to Google Favorites, first do a Google Image search as usual.When you find an image you want to save, select it.Next, select the three vertical points and choose Add To.This is represented by a bookmark icon -- if you see this icon elsewhere in the Google interface, such as on a webpage or map location, it will also save the item to your favorites.
The image will be saved to your last used collection; a box pops up at the bottom of the screen to confirm this.If you want to save to a different collection, choose Change, and then choose the collection.
If you accidentally saved the image or changed your mind, select the three vertical dots again, and then select Added.
How to Manage and Delete Google Favorites
To edit your collection and the pictures in it, first go to the Google Collections section and select the collection you want to manage.Note that you cannot rename or delete the default collection.If any options are grayed out, that's why.
rename a collection
Desktop: Click on the three horizontal dots and select Rename Collection.Enter a new name and click OK.
Phone/Tablet: Select the three vertical dots and choose Edit.Enter a new name and select Done.
Move images to different collections
Desktop: Click Select, then click the image you want to manage.Click Move To, then select an existing collection or click New Collection.
Phone/Tablet: Select the three vertical dots, then select Select.Click on the image you wish to manage.Select the folder and the right arrow icon, then select an existing collection or click a new collection.
remove image from collection
Desktop: Click Select, then click the image you want to manage.Click Delete, then delete again to confirm.
Phone/Tablet: Select the three vertical dots, then select Select.Click on the picture you want to manage.Select the trash can icon and click Delete.
delete a collection
Desktop: Click on the three horizontal dots.Click Delete, then delete again to confirm.
Phone/Tablet: Select the three vertical dots.Select Delete, then delete again to confirm.
How to Share Google Favorites
By default, all your collections are private and only visible to you.However, you can share a collection so anyone can view it via the link, as long as they're logged into a Google account.You can also create a collaborative collection, but oddly, you can only generate this collection through the Google app - although it will work if someone visits the collaborative link on the desktop.
Desktop: Click the three horizontal dots and select Share.Switch to Sharing and tap Done.Then, tap the share icon (it looks like three connected dots).Here you can copy the link or email it directly.
Phone/Tablet: Select the three vertical dots, then select Share.Swipe to share on.Decide if you want to view links only or contributor links, then select Share.
If you disable sharing of your collection, and put it back to private, it will immediately remove access for everyone but you.
Innovative way to use Google Favorites
You can use Google Collections in many different creative ways.While we're mainly focusing on Google Images here, you can also add content from Google News, Google Shopping, Google Maps, and other services.
If you're planning a vacation or trip, create an itinerary and save Google Maps locations of places and landmarks you want to go.
Save Creative Commons images from the Google Photos library for you to reuse in your work, blog, and more.
Can't decide which gadget to buy?Want to make a wish list for your birthday?Browse Google Shopping and save products to a collection.
If you're looking for a new job, build a collection of current job ads from Google Jobs to remind yourself of those jobs you'd like to apply for.
If you want to learn a new language, save reference images from Google Images to build a visual vocabulary.
Google Home integrates with Google Collections
Google Collections is a fairly simple feature, but it's incredibly useful.Once you start saving content to your collection, you'll wonder how you'd live without it.
If you own Google's smart speaker and it integrates with Assistant, you can use it to save stuff to your collection.For example, if Google Home is instructing you to make a dish, say, "Hey Google, add this recipe to my recipes." Then you'll be able to find the recipe in your collection.
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