Google+ now supports SMS support in 43 countries


Users of Google+ in the United States and India have long had the ability to post status updates and respond to comments via SMS, but Google knows that a lot more people could use these features. Today, they’re announcing the addition of 41 new countries, many of which  lie in the Middle East in Africa.

Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahrain, Benin, Cambodia, Cameroon, Congo (DRC), Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Guinea, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Uganda, Uzbekistan, Vietnam and Zambia.

Users can either post new status messages, or receive alerts and respond to those to leave comments as if you were responding to a text message. You’ll get new comments on those threads, as well. You’ll have to enable your phone number in the Google+ settings page, and you need to make sure your carrier supports the service. For details on how to get started, head to Google India”s blog. [Thanks Raveesh!]

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. You mean I can now get Nigerian Inheritance messages via SMS? Thanks!

  2. Afghanistan? Check.
    Nigeria? Check.


  3. Most Canadians have smartphone they don’t need the SMS feature. This is the same reason Switzerland is not on the list either.

    1.  Yeah, but the very same could have been said about US, too. Blame Canada!

  4. For detail of SMS COMMANDS you can check my post link out for GOOGLE+ via SMS that has been posted around 3 months ago here:

  5. I just would like them to support MMS… or at least not fail silently when an MMS is sent to my gv number.

  6. Niger and Benin over the UK/ Germany/ France?

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