Facebook Photo Viewer May Soon Look More Like Google’s

By: Chris Crum - February 3, 2012

Facebook is reportedly testing a new design of its photo viewer, and guess what. It looks almost exactly like the one found in Google+.

Here’s what Google’s photo viewer looks like:

Google Plus Photo Viewer

It’s pretty basic. The photo is large on the left side, leaving the right-hand column for comments. This is what the new version Facebook is testing looks like, almost exactly (if it’s real).

Here’s what Facebook’s currently looks like:

Facebook photo viewer

TechCrunch has a screen cap of the new version.

This wouldn’t be the first time we’ve seen Facebook add features that look suspiciously like Google+ features, but that’s ok. Google+ obviously borrowed a significant amount from Facebook as it launched in the first place. For that matter, rivals Facebook, Google+ and Twitter seem to be all getting more and more like one another as time goes on. Facebook even named Google and Twitter (and Microsoft) as major rivals as it filed for its IPO.

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