Facebook announced its photos-only news feed filter earlier this month (alongside a major News Feed revamp) at a major press event surrounded by much fanfare. Now, Google has followed suit with its Google+ social network — albeit much, much more quietly.
The service unveiled a new photos-only feed today, but instead of holding a major press event about it, it was outed by Google engineer Dave Cohen through his Google+ page.
Cohen writes that you can now “filter your Google+ search results to only show photo posts.” Simply type any search term into Google+, and then you’ll find a new “Photos” option in the filter dropdown menu.
Results can include both photos shared with you from your friends and family, to public photos shared by other photographers on Google+.
So far it looks like the feature is only tied to the search functionality, but it seems likely that it may soon be rolled out as a simple filter feature on your Google+ home page. It’s great news for photographers looking for inspiration, bad news for Facebook and competing photo-sharing services.