The Google Plus has extended its SMS platform to 41 countries including Kenya, Angola, Egypt, Uganda and Liberia among many other nations.
Anat S. Amir, Head of Marketing, Google Africa said: “We wanted to ensure that Google+ is also available at times when you are not connected to the internet. So that you can still keep up with friends and share on Google+, regardless of where you are or what kind of device you’re on, so we’ve introduced Google+ SMS features.”
This new feature is set to appeal to the mobile friendly Africa. Egypt and South Africa are the top two countries with the highest number or Google+ users and Google will aim to have these numbers go up with different innovations on the platform.
“This means that you can post updates, receive notifications and reply to them via SMS,” continued Amir.
Google plus has been focusing on leveraging its influence against a global social networking leader competing Facebook that now nearing 1 billion accounts. The SMS update is not new to social media. Facebook and Twitter already has avenues to post to your account via SMS.