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Amazon now lets users build collaborative Wish Lists that can be shared with friends and family

Amazon is making one of its most requested features available to all users. 

The tech giant announced Friday that it’s launching ‘Collaborative Lists,’ which let users build wish lists with their friends and family. 

Now, all users can invite others to view their lists by accessing the tool on the desktop website, as well as the Amazon App for both iOS and Android.

Amazon is making one of its most requested features available to all users. The firm said Friday it’s launching ‘Collaborative Lists’ for all users after a beta test that lasted a few months

Amazon began testing Collaborative Lists among a select group of users back in July and has since rolled it out to everyone. 

‘With this new feature, planning and shopping on Amazon is made even easier,’ the company said in a statement. 

‘…All you need to collaborate is your own Amazon account.’

To make a Collaborative List, hover over ‘Accounts & Lists’ near the right-hand corner of the screen on a desktop computer. 

From there, select ‘Your Lists’ and create a Shopping List, Wish List or Idea List. 

Under the list title, there will be a button that says ‘Invite.’ Users are then given the option to copy the list link or send it via email. 

To make a Collaborative List, hover over 'Accounts & Lists' near the right corner of the screen on a desktop. Then, select 'Your Lists' and create a Shopping List, Wish List or Idea List

To make a Collaborative List, hover over ‘Accounts & Lists’ near the right corner of the screen on a desktop. Then, select ‘Your Lists’ and create a Shopping List, Wish List or Idea List

On the Amazon app, the process is pretty similar, just click on the menu bar on the left-hand side of the app, then select ‘Your Lists.’ 

After clicking on the Invite button, it’ll give users the option to send a link via text, email and all the other usual apps like Facebook or Twitter.

Users who are invited to a collaborative list can immediately view it if they’re already signed into an Amazon account. If not, it will prompt you to sign in or create an account.   

People shared on a list can add or remove products, comment on products added to the list, make suggestions and buy items directly from the list, Amazon noted. 

Users who are invited to a collaborative list can immediately view it if they're already signed into an Amazon account. If not, it will prompt you to sign in or create an account

Users who are invited to a collaborative list can immediately view it if they’re already signed into an Amazon account. If not, it will prompt you to sign in or create an account

HOW DO YOU MAKE A COLLABORATIVE LIST? 

To add others to a list, click the Invite button. Pictured is the tool in the app

To add others to a list, click the Invite button. Pictured is the tool in the app

Amazon is rolling out Collaborative lists to all users on its mobile app and desktop site. 

The firm began testing Collaborative Lists among a select group of users back in July and has since rolled it out to everyone.

Here’s how to set up one of your own:

  1. Navigate to ‘Accounts & Lists.’
  2. Click on ‘Your Lists’ and create a Wish List, Shopping List or Idea List.
  3. Select the button that says ‘Invite.’
  4. Users can either copy the link or send it to others using email, text message and apps like Facebook or Twitter. 
  5. Recipients need to be signed into Amazon in order to view the list. 
  6. From there, everyone can add items to the list, start a conversation, view the list’s history and more.  

They can also view a history of the list to see who joined and what items have been added or removed.

‘Collaborative Lists on Amazon minimize coordinating efforts so you don’t have to wonder if anyone bought a cooler for that upcoming camping trip,’ the firm explained. 

‘All you have to do is add it to your collaborative camping trip list, and once it’s purchased, voila!’ 

Collaborative lists should be a boon for families or roommates who need to divvy up purchasing household items. 

It’ll also be a useful tool to organize items for vacations and parties, especially as a way to prevent people from buying the same product twice.  

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