Collections are a new type of timeline you control: you create the collection, give it a name, and select which Tweets to add. Collections are public, have their own pages on twitter.com, and can easily be embedded on your website.
Source: Developers | Twitter
Here’s an example of one of my Collections:
HOW TO CREATE TWITTER COLLECTIONS
To create and manage Twitter Collections, you’ll need to use Tweetdeck, which is available for Web, Mac, Windows and as Chrome App.
1. Login with your Twitter account
2. Click on “+” (Add column) in the left menu and choose “Collections”
3. Click on “Create collection”, a new column will be added to your Tweetdeck dashboard
4. Type in a name and, if you want, adjust the settings and add a description
5. To start adding Tweets to your collections you can
- drag them into the Collection column;
- enter a Tweet URL;
- click on the “more” icon under a tweet, select “Add to collection” then choose one or more collections.
6. If you want to share a collection, click on “Share” and you’ll see three options: Embed timeline, View on twitter.com, Tweet about this timeline.
- If you click on Embed timeline, you’ll be redirected to the Twitter Widget creator where you can setup your collection widget and get the embed code.
- If you choose the second or third option, you’ll find your collection link and you’ll be able to share it wherever you want.
Please, note that Tweets get added to the timeline in the order you add them, so they are not chronological. You can delete them, but you can’t drag them to reorder them.
Here’s a small list of what you can do with Twitter Collections:
- Collect tweets about a live event or a news story
- Curate a topic
- Organize and archive a Q&A tweets
- Collect feedback tweets
- List testimonial tweets
On June, 19 2015, Twitter announced: “We’re also beginning to test new ways for people and brands to create and share Twitter collections of products and places. You’ll be able to browse rich collections from influencers you care about and get more information about the products or places you find interesting”.
So here’s another idea for your won collections: lists of products and places you love.
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How would you use Twitter collections? Looking forward to hearing from you!