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Facebook now lets you show off your gift list

You can now invite your friends to add to your saved bookmarks.
Saqib Shah, @eightiethmnt
December 4, 2018
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Facebook's Pinterest-style collections feature is getting social just in time for the gift-giving season. Now you can share your curated bookmarks -- which can span posts from friends or a Facebook Page, ads, Watch videos, and Marketplace listings -- with your Facebook friends. All you have to do is invite the people you want to join your boards and they'll be able to add to the compilations.

Facebook hopes you and your pals (or family) will work together on self-explanatory collections like "Living Room Remodel", "Outfit Inspiration" and "Fitness Favorites." Tapping your network for everything from fashion tips to gift lists fits in with Facebook's social model, even if the feature is lifted wholesale from Pinterest.

Whether anyone remembers collections -- one of the countless features Facebook has churned out over the years -- is anyone's guess. After all, you can already bookmark posts on Instagram and (at last count) Pinterest was still going strong with 250 million monthly users.

Facebook has been trying to make collections a thing since 2014. Last year, it began rolling out the feature more widely. The boards are visible only to friends you choose to share them with, rather than on your profile and in the News Feed by default.

Update 12/4/18 11:31AM ET: This post has been updated to clarify Facebook collections started rolling out in 2014. We've also clarified that collections are only visible to friends you select by default, not on your profile or News Feed.

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