Facebook inks mobile deal with SMS Gupshup

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Mumbai, Jul 31: SMS GupShup, India's largest social messaging platform announced that it is working with Facebook, the world's largest social network, to enable Indian users to take Facebook with them, wherever they go, using SMS.

By working with SMS GupShup, Facebook is enabling its services on SMS, so that the users can update their status updates and message friends usinf SMS. They can also receive status updates, messages and wall posts instantly in their SMS inbox.

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 also said, "We are excited to enable mobilizing the Facebook service in India and look forward to delivering a great mobile experience to their users."

While, Henri Moissinacm Director of Mobile, Facebook said, "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."

Users can activate through Facebook mobile and update their status by sending a message to 92-FACEBOOK (9232232665).

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