(It World) – It was a little over a month ago that Bradley Horowitz took over the leadership role of Google’s social network, Google+, from Dave Bresbis. In confirming his new position Horowitz mentioned “Google’s Photos and Streams products” and didn’t mention Google+ itself. This led to a lot of speculation (for examples see these posts from Pocket Lint , SlashGear, and TechCrunch) that Google was going to break up Google+ by spinning off Photos and Hangouts as separate services.
So far we’ve seen no evidence that a break-up is imminent, and in fact yesterday Google started rolling out a new Google+ feature, Collections. Here’s Google’s brief introduction post.
Collections is a Pinterest-esque way of grouping your posts by topic. Once you create a collection you can make it public or share it with a group of friends (unless your friends use iOS, because Collections are only available on the web and Android for now. Google says they’ll be coming to iOS “later”).