Wednesday, August 12, 2009

SMS GupShup to Provide Facebook on SMS in India

SMS GupShup, India's largest social messaging platform recently announced their connectivity with Facebook, which is world`s largest Social Community. I know that Orkut and Facebook both have mobile portals but that will also limit access to GPRS users. Giving Social Community access on SMS and that too with a SMS community like SMS GupShup will definitely give more accessibility and reach to Facebook users.SMS GupShup's messaging platform will enable Indian users to take Facebook with them, wherever they go, using SMS.

Let`s see what are the things we can do with SMS GupShup Facebook Facility –

** Update your status updates
** Send Message to friends
** Receive status updates, messages and wall posts instantly in their SMS inbox.

As we have previously discussed in about SMS GupShup, there servers a good enough to handle high amount of SMS traffic. So you will not feel any delay in delivery of SMS.

Here are the comments from CEO of SMS GupShup and Director of Mobile, Facebook.

Beerud Sheth, CEO, SMS GupShup said “SMS GupShup has built the largest SMS-based mobile community in India, on the foundation of a high-performance messaging platform that supports nearly 6% of India’s SMS traffic”. He added, “We are excited to enable mobilizing the Facebook service in India and look forward to delivering a great mobile experience to their users.”

“We are very excited to work with SMS GupShup, given their experience with both mobile messaging and social media in India”, said Henri Moissinac, Director of Mobile, Facebook. He added, “We realize how important it is to work with great companies in the mobile space in countries like India, and by enabling Facebook on SMS, users can now use it even when they’re not near a computer.”

As of today, according to Facebook Mobile, the social networking site has a tie-up with Tata Indicom, which uses the number 9232232665 (92FACEBOOK). To use Facebook on SMS GupShup right now we don’t have proper instructions neither from Facebook nor from SMS GupShup. I think these will be available soon.

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