How To Get Facebook Photos To Look Like Pinterest Using FriendSheet [Weekly Facebook Tips]

Angela Randall 14-08-2012

facebook photos pinterestFacebook’s pretty good at letting you waste your day away checking out pictures from your friends. But could it be better? You bet! Consider Pinterest Get Inspired With These 6 Pinterest Contests And Craft Your Own The best thing about Pinterest contests is that the social network itself is so visually attractive. The second best thing is that lots of famous brands are hopping on the Pinterest wagon. The third good... Read More and how easy it is to just keep browsing through an infinitely scrolling page of interesting pictures and pithy comments about them. Now here’s the neat thing – Facebook can be like this too.


Yes, the folks at FriendSheet realised that Facebook was good, but not perfect, at sharing all those photos with you. So, they developed a way to make Facebook photo and link updates look like Pinterest. The result is just awesome. Here’s how you can play with it, too!

Install The FriendSheet Application

Head over to and you’ll be asked to log in to Facebook by essentially adding an application. Once you’re logged in you’ll be faced with a screen filled with pictures from your friends and pages you’ve liked. Re-visit again any time you want to return to this view.

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Personally, I’ve liked a LOT of pages over the years, so for me most of the pictures came from those pages. But, strangely that just wasn’t a problem as they were all interesting to me and I found myself scrolling… scrolling… scrolling away. You’ll probably find yourself doing the same.

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Narrowing Down Your View

Up at the top of the page, there’s a link to “Browse” which gives you a few other options for navigating your photos. You can choose to browse just featured photos, photos from your friends, your own photo albums or pictures of yourself.

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The “Featured Photos” relies on your friends actually using the feature function on their timeline. However, if your friends do use this, you’ll see a selection of the very best photos and albums.


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Viewing “Pictures of You” will show you tagged photos of yourself, which can be a very entertaining way of viewing. The “Pictures of Friends” option supposedly should be photos tagged with friends, but it’s a little broken at the time of this writing.

Showing just “Your Albums” is a very neat way to remind yourself of good times and to view comments made on each album as you go. It’s nostalgic, for sure.

What Else?

While you’re scrolling through your ancient Facebook history or picture updates from your friends, you’ll note that you can add comments, like or share the albums and photos as you go.


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As you look in detail at specific photos, you can click on “View More From This Album” and take a look at all the rest of the photos from the same album.

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If you want to get rid of the updates from fan pages, you can do so using a checkbox in the settings. The same goes for hiding captions and comments. It’s all up to you what you wish to see.


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If you want to add photos to Facebook, you can also do that from within FriendSheet, making it feel like a Pinterest upload.

Viewing Specific Friends

Now, what makes FriendSheet extra special is that you can search for friends in the top right and view either photos of them or albums by them. With this option, you can check out pictures of pretty much any of your friends (unless they have blocked access to applications) and keep yourself amused for hours.

Take A Look

All in all, the Pinterest-style view is more engaging and entertaining than the regular Facebook layout. And since the comments, photos and likes all get collected back in Facebook anyway it’s much of a muchness for people not using this app. FriendSheet is definitely worth a try, even though it’s still somewhat experimental in nature. If you love using FriendSheet, you should check out Twizgrid for Twitter Do You Know How to Create the Perfect Twitter Post? Almost everyone knows how to use Twitter. But what if you're trying to kickstart a new Twitter account? What if you're trying to break into a new field and need to meet some like-minded folk? Read More too.

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  1. SilverSurfer
    March 30, 2017 at 10:55 am

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  2. Vnay Thoke
    September 22, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    Loved the friendsheet app.

  3. Tuesday Peacock
    August 15, 2012 at 11:12 am

    I'm also using Pixable application for facebook's also great with more feature..But,Friendsheet is more likely pinterest view..Both are great for application crazies..:D Thanks a lot MUO for sharing info...:)

    • Angela Alcorn
      August 18, 2012 at 6:23 am

      Glad you like it!

  4. Roman Vávra
    August 15, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Thanks for the useful post! :)