Google announced on Friday that it has opened its SMS via Google+ option to a whopping 41 additional countries. Originally available to the U.S. and India, residents in 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 can now get in on the action.
As mobile data doesn’t flow quite so freely in other regions, this optional service should make for a great way to help people stay connected with their Google+ circles. To start using this optional service, simply activate your phone number on Google+’s settings page and make sure that your wireless carrier is supported. If your setup fits the bill, check a few boxes and it’s happy texting.