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Facebook Collections feature can help you get your dream Christmas pressie – how to set one up

FACEBOOK has added a new feature that helps you get the Christmas pressie you actually want this year.

It's called Collection, and it lets you set up a wishlist – which all your friends and family can see.

Facebook You can save posts to your Facebook Collection

The Collection feature actually rolled out more than a year ago, but only as a way to save and find posts or videos.

But Facebook received feedback that people wanted to share their lists with their social media pals.

So thanks to a new update – which is now live – you can share your list with fellow Facebook users.

"For example, if you create a collection of products – a holiday wish list of sorts – you can share it with a group of hand-selected family members on Facebook to give them ideas of what gifts you'd love to receive for the holidays," Facebook explained.

Facebook Facebook lets you create Collections – which could be a Christmas wish list

It's not an entirely original idea, of course.

Amazon has long offered customers the ability to set up wishlists – which can then be shared to others.

Facebook is now following suit, likely to keep driving users around its site to boost advertising revenue.

Perhaps the only downside is that you might now be inundated with Christmas lists from greedy pals.

"The holiday season is in full swing, and people are turning to Facebook to find and buy gifts," said Facebook, in a blog post.

"To help you send gift ideas more easily, we’re introducing the ability for people to share a collection of content saved on Facebook with specific friends and family."

Facebook Expect to receive Christmas wish lists from your pals now

You don't have to use the new Collection feature for Christmas shopping, of course.

Facebook also said that you can create other lists, like "Christmas recipes", which can include recipes discovered on Facebook.

You could also build a list of potential holiday locations, which could then be shared with your mates.

How to use Facebook Collections

The feature is rolling out over the next week for Facebook users, so don't be alarmed if you don't see it.

It's also worth checking to make sure you've updated your Facebook app to the latest version on your iPhone or Android phone.

To find your Collections, simply go into Settings then go to the Saved tab.

Here you'll be able to find existing Collections, create new ones, and add saved items into Collections too.

You can also share your Collections with friends from this menu.

Are you tempted to use Facebook's new Gift Ideas feature? Let us know in the comments!

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