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Following searches and collections
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Once you follow a search, you can run the search from Interests you follow on the home page, or receive your search results automatically by email.

Following a search adds the search results to your feed on eBay.com. The search also appears in your profile as an interest.

Following a collection adds the items in the collection to your feed. You can also comment on collections.

Following a search or a collection

To follow a search:
  1. From the top of any page, enter the item you're looking for in the search box, and then click Search.

  2. On the search results page, click Follow this search at the top of your results page. You may be asked to sign in.

  3. Select the checkbox if you want to receive email notifications when new items match your search.

You can change your privacy settings to make your searches public or private. Learn more about customizing your privacy settings.

To follow a collection:
  1. Next to the collection title, click Follow.

  2. Your preference is automatically set to Public. This means that other eBay members can see this in your profile.

You can customize your privacy settings to make your searches public or private. You can comment on a collection by typing in the box below the collection and clicking Comment. Other members will be able to see and respond to your comment.

Viewing searches or interests you follow

Once you've followed a search, you can access the latest search results any time.

To run a search you follow:
  1. On the left side of the home page, you'll see Interests you follow.

  2. Click the search you want to run. 

Receiving email notifications for searches you follow

To be notified by email about new items matching your saved search:
  1. On the left side of the home page, click the number next to Interests you follow.

  2. Under the search, click Notification preferences, then select the check box next to Email new items to me. To stop receiving notifications, clear the check box next to Email new items to me.

Refining or deleting a search you follow

To refine a saved search:
  1. On the left side of the home page, click the number next to Interests you follow.

  2. Mouse over the search you want to refine, and click the gear in the upper right corner of the box.

  3. In the box that appears, select the filters you want to use, then click Save.

To delete a saved search:
  1. On the left side of the home page, click the number next to Interests you follow.

  2. Under the search you want to delete, mouse over Following and click Unfollow.

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