Think Google’s budding social network Google+ is a copycat of social networking juggernaut Facebook? Think again.
A group of engineers has made a hack in Facebook that mimics the way Google+ builds friend lists, tech site TechCrunch reported.
Facebook engineers Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peng Fan, Zahan Malkani, Brian Rosenthal designed Circlehack, which gets inspiration from Google+’s Circles.
“While Circlehack doesnâ€™t have all the design features of Google+ e.g. the circles your friends are members of donâ€™t glow upon hover and you canâ€™t automatically set Groups or privacy settings within the app, itâ€™s a start, at least for Facebook,” TechCrunch said.
Presently, Facebook users can create lists on Facebook only by going to the Friends page, clicking on a drop-down menu.
They would then have to tinker with the â€œEdit Friends” and â€œCreate a List” options manually.
In some cases, Facebook users may need to “customize” the â€œPrivacy Settings” for each friend.
Google+ is the search giant’s latest attempt at a social networking site, following perceived past failures including “Buzz.” â€” RSJ, GMA News