It is really surprising that Google+ SMS service is enabled in India after USA.May be as India is the next country after USA to have huge number of Google+ users.With this SMS service users can get text alerts of their Google+ Notifications and also could post to their stream.
India is the Second largest country with Google+ userbase.This is revealed by the Country wise statistics by FindPeopleonPlus.
How to enable?
It is simple.Just go to your Google+ Settings page.In the Set delivery preferences Click on Add phone number.In The country,Select India.Input your mobile number and click Send verification code.
Once you verify your number with your Google+ account, your public profile will be linked to your Mobile number.You can also choose what kind of notifications you want through SMS in the same page.
Once you activate your mobile number on google+, You will receive notifications.Indian users can also post on their account by just sending a Text message or SMS with their post to 9222222222.This is a service Free of charge from google side.But normal SMS charges may apply…
Just sending an message, it is default to Public.But you can also customise who sees that post using the following criteria on your message at the end.
- @[circle name] – To share your SMS post with selected circles on your account.
- @extended – To share your SMS post with your extended circles.
- @public – To make your SMS post visible to everyone ( search engines too).
- @[email address] – To share your SMS post with a particular person.
This service would really be useful for many Indians who wish to update their status from anywhere even without internet…
What do you think of this service…? Share your thoughts and views through comments…