Released in 2011, Google+ for iOS is now available in 48 new countries and territories.

The list includes Albania, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Fiji, Liberia, Mongolia, Saint Lucia, Turks and Caicos, Ukraine, and Zimbabwe. A full list can be viewed on Google+.

Thanks to a recent update, the service’s iPhone and iPad now support Google+ Pages. This was a critical addition that enables you to view, post, and comment directly within the mobile app.

It’s likely that these new markets will only make up a small fraction of the social network’s user base, but it’s still a big step in making Google+ global. Businesses focused on building international audiences should take note.

As of last month, Google+ had over 500 million registered members — 235 million of those are active. According to Google, 135 million of those use the service in-stream while the other 100 million use it through related Google products (Hangouts in Gmail, +1s in Google Play, and so on).

[Via: The Next Web, Image credit: tup wanders]