If you are a new Google Plus user, you may be wondering how to post on Google Plus via text message and then how to select the circles who can view your posts. This is especially handy for those who use normal Java based mobile phones and not smartphones. This technique is pretty simple than the one used for sharing posts in facebook and google plus at the same time which involves a lot of steps including installation of chrome extensions.
First of all, you will need to add your cell phone number to your Google Plus account in the Settings tab. After you’ve entered the verification code, you’ll select SMS to receive Google Plus updates. Below that option, you can set a pin number for you SMS messages.
As a default, all messages you send via SMS will be shared with everyone in your circles. The number to text your Google Plus posts to is 919222222222. If you want to share these posts with specific circles, you’ll need to type the group name after typing the message (i.e. Co-Workers or Friends) similar to tagging someone in Twitter. For example, you’d type “I’m at Starbucks getting some coffee! @Family.” You can share with extended circles by typing @Extended, and you can make a post public by typing @Public.
This is great news for Google Plus in terms of competing with Facebook and Twitter as I’ve heard a number of people mention how Facebook and Twitter are both easier to use on the phone and so they hadn’t really adapted to Google Plus or used it much. This is certainly only one of the developments that could potentially make Google Plus just as popular as other social networking sites.