Has SMS in Google Plus replaced Google SMS Channels for following authors?

DrSunil Vaswani April 24, 2013

I noticed a sms channel like command to follow an author but it was said to be through Google plus and not through Google sms channels which is currently inactive. So this follow author for receiving author updates via sms would work same as google sms channels for updating multi-followers on sms as group sms. Thus Has sms in Google Plus replaced Google sms channels for following authors? in same way as Google sms channels? Pls elaborate with references

  1. rinku sahu
    July 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Why google sms is i loved it very now i m very alone because google stop msging me

  2. G.varma
    June 15, 2013 at 6:41 am


  3. DrSunil Vaswani
    April 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Regarding this topic I came across foll link : http://g.co/followtos

    Appending sub-questions -
    1) The followers by sms command can be non-Google Plus users as it's followed by sms command?

    2) As it's terms link mentions ..non-commercial...DND registry..implies the followers can receive sms even if regd on Do-Not-Disturb?

    3) How can author enable sms following his page for the updates?