Who loves Google+ and thinks it’s the best social network? In case you guys didn’t know, you can post updates and respond to comments using SMS just like Facebook and others offer. The only problem here is this feature was limited to the US and parts of India. Today Google has announced this feature is now available in 41 new countries. You can now update your social status no matter where you are with a quick text message.

When Google+ was first announced this was only available in two countries, and this update makes it available for 43. Now almost everyone can enjoy this simple, yet much needed feature. Many of the new countries to get the feature are across the middle east and in Africe, but here’s the full list for those hoping for the service:

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.

Basically not everyone has mobile data everywhere, especially fast enough to update their status or fully use Google+ as it was intended. For those times where only SMS service is available, this makes things quick and simple. The option is easily made available by going into the Google+ settings page and you’ll be good to go in a matter of seconds. Enjoy!

[via GoogleIndia Blog]

  • Congratulations to those 41 countries šŸ™‚ but rarely use sms function, use “share via email” more often if someone is not on google+Ā 

  • Wont the SMS beĀ chargeableĀ to the users data plan? .. This is good for the people here in Dubai as it costs about $50 a month for 1GB of data and web usage with Etisalat, Google + all the way I say

  • It will be really expensive to use SMS !

  • Yo

    Where the heck is India??

    • Only if you had read the whole post.


    Thanks for the post.Ā  I liked you blog and you website.