Google+ Adds a New Search Filter for Photos

    March 22, 2013
    Josh Wolford

Google+ search has just gotten a little more useful.

Now, when searching anything within the social network, you can filter the results to only show photos. Just search for whatever you’re looking for, and hit the drop-down menu at the top of the results.

The option to filter by photos joins the other filtering options: everything, people and pages, communities, Google+ posts, Hangouts, and events.

Adding a search filtering option for photos makes sense for Google+, who can boast an enthusiastic photography-oriented demographic. It’s actually one of the more popular things to do with Google+. Nearly every day of the week there’s a new photography-related trend, whether it be #LongExposureThursday, #FloralFriday, or #MountainMonday.

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Filter Google+ search results to only show photo posts

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 searches that I enjoy:

– Long exposure:
– Steel wool:
– Cartoons:

We hope you enjoy using this feature. Keep the feedback coming!

#googleplusupdate   #googleplusphotos

Google+ isn’t the only major social network that’s making it easier to find and group photos together. You may remember that Facebook recently announced a huge news feed redesign that, among other things, brings new content-specific feeds to the mix. These specific feed options include music, games, pages, groups, and yes, photos.

The new photo search filter should be available to all users.