Update your status on Google+ without internet connection, through SMS
Ability to share “life on the go” with mobile website and “staying up to date by simple SMS” from mobile phones without internet access are some of the features introduced on Google+ on Thursday.
“Mobile sharing should be easy, and being away from your computer shouldn’t stop you from sharing the exciting moments in life,” said Google India’s blog post on Thursday, announcing the new features to Google’s social networking platform.
“Our team has been working hard to ensure that sharing on Google+ works for you, no matter if you have a BlackBerry, Nokia, Windows phone, or any other Internet-enabled phone. Now you can post updates to the right audience, share photos, or explore interesting content on the Google+ mobile website by visiting plus.google.com from your mobile browser.”
It has also enabled “realtime” sharing of pictures without having to depend on “wires or cords.”
The post also said those without internet connection on their phones can post comments through SMS by adjusting settings on the Google+ page. “The next time you’re online, verify your phone number from the settings page (gear icon) on the Google+ mobile website, and choose your notifications,” the post advised users.
“And to make sharing a beautiful, easy experience, we’ve given the mobile website a top to bottom visual refresh that simplifies things by making the features you love more prominent,” the post revealed.
“We’ve included a common action bar on all pages so it’s easy to post updates or toggle between circles so you only see content from the people you care about. If you like something, go ahead and +1 or reshare it directly from the stream. The end result is a mobile website that lets you share the moments that matter, from any device, anywhere.”
With rival Facebook way ahead in terms of usage in India, Google+ has been making efforts to lure more users. Facebook is said to have 15 million users in the country, with the numbers continuing to grow.
A few months ago, Google+ introduced a remade app for iPhones and iPads, which, according to experts, is significantly better and attractive.