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The new capability has been highly requested by Amazon (and Ebay and any other platform with wish list-like functions) users for a long time, and it previously only allowed us to share our wish lists, simply meaning others could merely view the lists.
The new capability has been highly requested by Amazon (and Ebay and any other platform with wish list-like functions) users for a long time, and it previously only allowed us to share our wish lists, simply meaning others could merely view the lists.

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Christmas in July!

Amazon is making it much easier for people to participate in the consumerist culture this month (besides Prime Day, of course). The e-commerce giant will finally let us collaborate on wish lists!

The new capability has been highly requested by Amazon (and Ebay and any other platform with wish list-like functions) users for a long time, and it previously only allowed us to share our wish lists, simply meaning others could merely view the lists.

But this new feature will now allow people to build lists together.

Amazon’s wedding registry was previously the only place more than one person could edit a wish list, so this is revolutionary for group gift giving. It’s like Pinterest shared boards on steroids, but instead of identifying snazzy looks or projects you want to execute (but still have to gather all the elements for), all the parts have been found.

Collaborative wish lists have unfortunately not yet hit all users, but according to Android Police, which first reported the addition, the invite button appears on any list once the function hits your account.

Clicking invite will reportedly generate a link that you can then send to people, and after that, it’s essentially like Google Docs (but seemingly without the blockchain). Inviting people will allow them to edit the list like it’s their own (adding, deleting, and altering quantities of items), and you can control who has access to it.

Those with editing abilities will also have a new function to chat each other about the wish list, which is also straight out of Google Docs’ page. But does that really matter when we can finally collaborate on contributing to capitalism?

Happy shopping y’all.

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