We have reported when Google introduced larger size Cover photo in Google+ profile, and Fecebook announced their updated home feed. Today Dave Cohen, from Google+ Technical Lead announced a new super simple Photo filter on Google+ search. Take a look below
So basic thing is from now on you could filter your Google+ search result. There is a simple tab below the search field, and you could select between Everything, People and Pages, Communities, Google+ posts, Hangouts, Photos and Events. You could also filter based on connection. It actually looks like below.
The Photos filter is new, and the main beauty of it, is it’s simplicity. The Facebook and Google+ feature similarity is been a well discussed topic already. Facebook already announced and started to deploy their new home feed, which gives much focus on Image content. Now Google+ just made it super easy for user who is looking for image or wants to browse all photos shared with him.
Jennifer Van Grove of CNET has a nice way saying this change as a message from Google to Facebook, in her exact phrase “Hey Facebook, what you did by rebuilding your entire feed, we did with a filter.”
Dave Cohen explained this new photo filter in this way “You can now filter your Google+ search results to only show photo posts. Just type in what you’re looking for, and select “Photos” from the filter dropdown.You can find any photo post that’s shared with you — from items shared only with you, to public photos shared by some of the great photographers on Google+.”
Here are some example search I did
So what do you think? I loved it because of it’s simplicity. Hopefully will see more filter in future.