Instagram contains a ton of posts that are interesting, such as restaurants that you might want to check out, places you want to visit, shops you might want to buy something from, and so on. This is why a couple of years ago Instagram launched a Bookmarks feature that let users save posts into a private collection.

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Now according to researcher Jane Manchun Wong as reported by TechCrunch, it seems that Intagram is now testing out a feature similar to Pinterest’s Collections. This will be similar in nature to the private collections feature launched a couple of years ago, but the main difference here is that these collections are public.

What this means is that users will be able to create collections of their own and share it publicly where others can contribute to it. In a way this is similar to hashtags where users can include popular hashtags in their posts so that they can be found, although in this case it will be more collaborative with users being able to contribute to it.

From what we can tell, users will be able to decide who gets to contribute to these collections so users can help prevent their collections from being filled with spam and random content. Instagram has since denied that they are testing out this feature, but TechCrunch notes that this is quite a standard response for the company when asked about features that aren’t public yet.

Image credit – Jane Manchun Wong

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