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Communities for your favorite technologies

Collectives™ helps you find trusted answers faster, engage with product experts, and share knowledge around the technologies you use most.

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Collectives works for you

Make your job easier with Collectives on Stack Overflow.

Find trusted answers, fast

Stop testing multiple solutions to your questions.

Find the answers recommended by technology providers and provided by Recognized Members of the community.

Get product information in one place

There’s no need to review multiple tag pages.

The Collectives page provides a centralized view of questions and answers and content using tags associated with the organization’s technology. Find links to their website, support channels, and code hosting and social media platforms.

Engage with new content formats

Because some topics require more than Q&A.

Get in-depth product knowledge that’s only on Collectives: content like Articles, how-to guides and knowledge articles.

Earn recognition

Consider yourself an expert on Google Cloud? Think you know the most about Go Language?

Earn a Recognized Member designation from your favorite technology companies. See your answers recommended and check where you rank on the Collectives leaderboard.

Here’s what people are saying about Collectives on Stack Overflow

I think both businesses and developers will benefit from Collectives because they make it easier to connect and keep in touch. Developers have been coming together and helping each other on the Stack Overflow platform for a long time. With Collectives, companies can now also become part of this active community.

Martin Spickermann
Senior Software Developer at Shopify

I’m most excited about the Recognized Member feature. Beyond reputation, I think the Recognized Member badge can more accurately reflect a user’s expertise in a domain. Endorsement by a Recognized Member can also help to increase the visibility of new, better, but not highly voted answers to old questions, encouraging developers to take a closer look before just adopting the highest voted answer.

Benjamin W.
Stack Overflow user

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You have questions. We have answers.

Explore content from the Help Center on Collectives on Stack Overflow.

What is Collectives™ on Stack Overflow?

Collectives™ on Stack Overflow is a grouping of content around a product/service or product suite of a technology organization. Its grouping is based on tags, and together forms a home for this organization on Stack Overflow. Read more on the Help Center

What is a recommended answer?

A recommended answer is a new way of engaging within Stack Overflow’s Q&A experience, it’s a way for an organization to provide a stamp of approval on answers that are about the technologies of that organization. Learn more about recommended answers

What are the different types of users in a Collective?

With the launch of Collectives we are creating 3 new Collective-specific user types: Member, Recognized Member, Admin. More about the user types

How do you determine which tags are included in a Collective?

Collective tags are based on technologies that are part of a certain organization through authority and support. This would usually mean that they are around a product or product suite of an organization. Read more about tags

How do I join a Collective?

Anybody with a Stack Overflow account can join a collective! Visit the Collectives page (by clicking on the Collectives badge on a question page) and press the “Join” button. The collective will now show up in the left sidebar.

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