The ability to save selected Facebook posts to segmented collections has been provided to users since one year ago. While after saving any post you are able to add chosen posts into a Facebook collection. The collection feature is a way to help users organize and find posts they have archived easily if they ever want to review them again. Millions of users use the feature each day, in order to group their saved Facebook posts and ease the access.
Earlier this feature was only allowing users to gather similar posts in related categories. Recently With launching new Facebook collection feature, you can share your desired collections with any of your selected friends so they can view the posts you have collected and also they are able to add new posts to your shared collection. By the mean by creating collaborative collections Facebook is allowing users to add to each other’s post collections.
According to Facebook the purpose of rolling out this feature is to help users with new year gifts ideas as we are getting close to starting the new year and everybody is wondering about Christmas gifts. Whether you use it on this purpose or not, the feature actually is sort of useful in other ways too.
How to create a Facebook collection?
First you must save couple of Facebook posts that you are interested in. In order to save Facebook posts you should log into Facebook and click the three dots at the top of any Facebook post in your news feed, and select the option to save it.
Once you have saved Facebook posts you easily can access your saved content by going to Facebook home screen where your news feed is showing, and on the Explore section click Saved. If you are using Facebook application on mobile, tap the three bars icon at the bottom of the screen and scroll down the page to see the saved part, then tap on it.
Now here is how to create a Facebook collection. If this is the first time you are creating a Facebook collection, you will see a purple box at the top of the Saved page. Click the “+” icon or the “New Collection” in order to create your collection. Then you must choose a name for it in order to show what is it about. Collection names are there to help you find out your segmentation base when you get back to them.
Now you are able to add any of your saved posts to different collection that you create. You just have to click the “Add to Collection” button below the posts you have saved in your collection list. You can choose among the collections you have created earlier, showing up as options. You also have the opportunity to create a new collection at the time and add the post directly to it.
How to filter your saved Facebook posts?
It might have happened that you saved a specific video on Facebook without downloading it a while ago and now you want to watch it again. Make finding it easier with filtering the saved posts by Videos. In this case only the saved posts with video type would be visible to you, so your searching would be easier. To do this follow the steps bellow.
- Click the word “All” at the top right of your saved list.
- Select one of the sorting options from the drop-down menu that is appeared to you and filter your collected posts for a specific type.
How to remove a post from Facebook collection?
Unsave a post that is on your Facebook collection by going over it in the saved items list and click the “x” icon at the top right. This removes the post from your saved list. You also can simply click the three-dot button below any post in your saved collection to remove it.
How to share Facebook collections with your friends?
The new feature does not allow you to share your collection publicly as a Facebook post or on your profile, so you only can select which Facebook users you wish to share your collection with and allow them to contribute to it by adding new posts.
In order to add a friend to an existing saved collection you need to follow this instruction.
- Go to the collection you want to share with your friends.
- Click the “Invite” button at the top of the collection page.
- There you would be able to select the any of your Facebook friends to share the collection with them.
- Press the Send button at the top right side of the page.
Remember that everyone you add to any of your Facebook collection can also contribute to it.
How Facebook shared collections are useful?
Here is some examples to get a general view about how sharing a Facebook collection might be helpful. However you can use the feature for any other aim. Create a collection of posts with couple of simple and delicious food recipe and share it to a friend who is gathering a birthday party at home. Share a collection of fitness tips and workouts to your friend that is trying to start getting fit.Want to buy a gift? choose number of products and ask your friends to add other ideas to your collection to help you make a better choice. You can share any collected content with any one on Facebook for any reason without wasting your time by sharing the posts one by one. Enjoy the feature and comment your experience.