‘Search, Plus Your World’ Just Got Bigger As Google+ iOS Apps Launch In 48 New Countries And Territories

The Google+ iPhone and iPad apps are now available in 48 countries and territories, announced Google engineer Frank Petterson via his own Google+ profile (h/t TNW).

Users with iOS devices can now download Google+ in:

Albania, Anguilla, Barbados, Benin, Bermuda, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Cayman Islands, Chad, Republic of Congo, Dominica, Fiji, Gambia, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Kyrgyzstan, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Liberia, Macau, Malawi, Mauritania, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Montserrat, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Saint Lucia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, Suriname, Swaziland, São Tomé and Príncipe, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, British Virgin Islands, Zimbabwe.

Both the iPhone and iPad Google+ iOS apps were released in the middle of 2012, making their debuts after reports that Apple had intentionally delayed approval.

This international rollout comes just days after Facebook announced Graph Search. At the launch event, Mark Zuckerberg said he decided to work with Microsoft Bing instead of Google because Bing is more flexible on privacy. Facebook Graph Search may potentially take a bite out of Google by grabbing away users’ attention and cutting into the search behemoth’s ads business.

Though it has far fewer users than Facebook, Google has continually worked on improving its social network, which received a sweeping end-of-year update and packed its iOS app with new features in December.