Google has announced a new feature that will give users the ability to enable SMS notifications in Google+ from their feature phones even if the phone is not internet-enabled.
The company has also announced that users will be able to post updates and share photos of their favorite ones by simply logging in to plus.google.com from mobile browsers. This will bring in to effect real-time sharing capability for its users. These sharing features will be available across all internet supported phones.
Jagjit Chawla, Google Product Manager was stated as saying, “Mobile sharing should be easy, and being away from your computer shouldn’t stop you from sharing the exciting moments in life.” He added, “With Google+, you don’t need to rely on wires or cords to share your photos – you can quickly share life as it happens.”
Enabling SMS Notifications on Google+
The major attraction of the announcement is that Google+ is now providing an SMS system for users who are using feature phones that are not Wi-Fi or internet enabled. Users need to have SMS notifications enabled in the Google+ service to facilitate this feature.
The steps for enabling SMS notifications to mobile phones in Google+ are as follows;
Navigate to the ‘Settings’ page by tapping the gear icon inside Google+ mobile website
Then users will have to check their phone number
Finally select the ‘Notifications’ tab
Google+ has mentioned that the action bar on all pages will provide users with the ability to post updates and also allow them to share photos.
These latest updates are part of Google’s increasing efforts to improve the popularity of their social networking site among mobile phone users as the demand for social networking via mobile has increased by many folds.