Inspired with Google+ Circles, Facebook Engineers Build 'Circle Hack'

Facebook engineers Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peng Fan, Zahan Malkani, Brian Rosenthal -- taking inspiration from the Google+ Circles design have created "Circle Hack," a tool to build Facebook Friend lists."At the moment, you can only create lists on Facebook, is by going to the Friends page, clicking on the Account drop down menu, then clicking on […]

Facebook engineers Vladimir Kolesnikov, Peng Fan, Zahan Malkani, Brian Rosenthal -- taking inspiration from the Google+ Circles design have created "Circle Hack," a tool to build Facebook Friend lists.

"At the moment, you can only create lists on Facebook, is by going to the Friends page, clicking on the Account drop down menu, then clicking on "Edit Friends" and then again on "Create a List" and other stuff.

It's a mess currently, but crucial if you want to achieve the same granular sharing features as Google+ on Facebook (which you can do by going to "Privacy Settings," clicking "Customize," then under "Make this open to" click oh hell just Google it).

While Circle Hack doesn't have all the design features of Google+ e.g. the circles your friends are members of don't glow upon hover and you can't automatically set Groups or privacy settings within the app," TechCrunch noted.

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