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How to Request a Google+ (Plus) Invitation

imageYesterday Google publicly announced their new social network, Google Plus, and it is already in testing for a select few.  As is usual with Google, the product is in “beta” status and invites are limited.  If you want to get in on the testing and gain some bragging rights with your friends, you’ll need one of those coveted invites.  Although requesting an invite isn’t exactly rocket science, people have been encountering errors when using the sign-up tool.  If you follow our guide below, you shouldn’t have any problems.

Update from MrGroove Closing Comments – Google updated the invite system. If you need an invite, read this new groovypost

7/12/2011 Update Invites have been up and running for the past few days so if your looking for an update, just drop a comment in below and include your GMAIL address. If you get an invite from me, please continue to scan the comments section and help me invite other people as I don’t know if I’ll eventually run out of invites.?.?.? Thanks everyone.

7/7/2011 Update Invites are closed again and per my update this morning: http://gpo.st/1a1 if you didn’t use your invite from me last night, it’s probably not going to let you in today.  Sorry…

Google opened up invites again this evening and I went ahead and invited everyone who left a comment below.  Probably over 15 invites went out.  Your welcome!  😉

Step 1 – Sign into your Google Account

Use your favorite web browser (Chrome seems least likely to cause errors) to visit http://www.google.com and login to your Google account using the new Sign in button at the top-right google bar (as I’m starting to call it).

Sign in to your Google Account

 

Step 2

Visit the following page https://services.google.com/fb/forms/googleplus/ which is where we will actually request the invite.  Put in your first name and email, and then Click Keep Me Posted.

Tip: Be careful not to also enter your last name on accident, it may cause the system to reject your request.

Sign up for a Google Plus account

Done!

If everything went through you’ll see a page displayed like the one below saying “Thank you. To get more information…” etc.  Now all you have to do is wait for Google to send you an invite.  It won’t be as quick as receiving a personal invite from a Google Employee, but it’s your best shot unless you have the internal connection.

Should you an encounter an error, clear your browser cache and then repeat the above steps.

Google plus invite confirmation

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127 Responses to How to Request a Google+ (Plus) Invitation

  1. grooveDexter June 29, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

    Invites temporarily suspended, as posted by Googler Vic Gundotra.

    “We’ve shut down invite mechanism for the night. Insane demand. We need to do this carefully, and in a controlled way. Thank you all for your interest!

    For any who wish to leave, please remember you can always exit and take your data with you by using Google Takeout.

    It’s your data, your relationships, your identity.

    +Bradley Horowitz”

    • MrGroove July 6, 2011 at 9:02 pm #

      Invite Sent

    • MrGroove July 6, 2011 at 9:01 pm #

      Invite Sent!

  2. MrGroove July 6, 2011 at 9:33 pm #

    As of 7/6, anyone who asked for an invite just got one!

    • hector July 7, 2011 at 5:03 am #

      i never got one =[

  3. Raymond July 7, 2011 at 2:09 pm #

    Any more invites left? Thanx

    yyray1 AT gmail NOSPAM DOT com

  4. Mark Bolton July 7, 2011 at 5:16 pm #

    Good net citizen looking for a G+ invite, please.

  5. MrGroove July 8, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    I think I invited everyone as of 7/8. Have fun!

  6. Cheri Martin July 9, 2011 at 11:46 am #

    Would love an invite to Google+ too 🙂 thx a bunch!

  7. MrGroove July 9, 2011 at 11:57 am #

    There ya all go! As of 7/9 – Everyone who posted here should have an invite waiting for them.

    Enjoy!

  8. TRJ July 10, 2011 at 12:33 am #

    I’d like an invite….are they open again?

    thomasrjonesATopensuse.org

    • MrGroove July 10, 2011 at 8:36 am #

      @TRJ – Done. Invite sent. You will need to create a Google Account to login.

    • MrGroove July 10, 2011 at 8:32 am #

      @Lance – there ya go! Welcome to G+

  9. Oper July 10, 2011 at 8:35 am #

    will be great if you syill has some available,

    JJCOSME (at gmail)

    Thank in advanced

  10. Tristan Vogt July 11, 2011 at 3:08 am #

    If they open again, I’d love an invite to check it out!

  11. Agir July 11, 2011 at 4:29 am #

    I’d like an invite, thanks…

    agirismakinesi[at]gmail.com

    • Long July 12, 2011 at 12:37 am #

      sent you an invite

  12. shaibgt July 11, 2011 at 8:40 am #

    please send me a google+ invitation?

  13. shaibgt July 11, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    please send me a google+ invitation?

    • Long July 12, 2011 at 12:36 am #

      already google+ member

    • MrGroove July 12, 2011 at 7:32 am #

      Invite Sent – As thanks, would appreciate if you could watch the comments here for others who need invites.

    • MrGroove July 12, 2011 at 7:31 am #

      Invited! As a thank-you, feel free to shoot invites to other here in the comments section who still need them. 😉

    • Jaclyn July 12, 2011 at 8:35 am #

      I would sincerely appreciate an invite – you’re so kind to do this for people!

      • MrGroove July 12, 2011 at 10:39 am #

        Invite sent – you should be able to invite ppl now so plz help out here in the comments if you can. 😉

        • Ram July 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm #

          Love to have one G+. Someone please invite.

          Thanks,

          • MrGroove July 12, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

            @Ram – there ya go – invite sent. If you get a chance, plz keep an eye on the comments here and send invites when you get your account setup!

            Thanks!

    • Ahmed July 12, 2011 at 11:01 am #

      Google+ Invitation is sent.

  14. Allex Radu July 12, 2011 at 11:12 am #

    It sound like a awful lot to do for a free invite. Wouldn’t like me to do your laundry too.

    Why not giving them for free without something to do in return, I will give you an email to spam if you want.

    • Ahmed July 12, 2011 at 11:27 am #

      We are inviting guys here for free, and sure we ask them for nothing in return 🙂

  15. anil kumar July 12, 2011 at 11:24 am #

    thank you so much ahmed and steve

  16. faak July 12, 2011 at 11:56 am #

    pls invite me…..

    faak630 @ gmail.com

  17. rafal July 12, 2011 at 12:52 pm #

    want one too!

    rafal.zak [at] gmail.com

  18. Thomas Wierinck July 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm #

    I can still send some invites for google + Anyone???

    • decollins July 13, 2011 at 4:50 pm #

      Done 🙂

  19. PJ July 12, 2011 at 7:56 pm #

    Hi,

    Can you send me an invite?

    Thanks in advance!

    • decollins July 13, 2011 at 4:52 pm #

      Done! 🙂

  20. Ahmed July 13, 2011 at 3:50 am #

    Anyone still need a Google+ invite ?

  21. Olga July 13, 2011 at 6:52 am #

    Could anyone send me an invite, please?

  22. Jessica July 13, 2011 at 10:17 am #

    Hi pls get me an invite thx in advance 🙂

  23. Anna July 13, 2011 at 11:18 am #

    Could you please send me an invite ?

  24. rafal July 13, 2011 at 11:29 am #

    I have invites, post your e-mails

  25. Matt July 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm #

    Thanks Rafal, that was fast.

  26. Churito July 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm #

    Unfortunately, this is not opened to all countries yet and only U.S. residents can access the service. We’ll have still to wait.

  27. Jessiah July 15, 2011 at 6:01 am #

    Would love an invite if you have any spares left. Thanx! 🙂 [[email protected]]

  28. Anonymous July 15, 2011 at 6:31 pm #

    If you already have a gmail account its much easier, you don’t even need an invite, i managed to get on to google + from twitter, i clicked a link on one of the pages i was following and ended up on their google + profile, as i was already logged in i automatically was given a profile? I simply clicked on the right hand corner where my email address is displayed, then clicked profile from the drop down menu and from there i have been starting to edit my profile.
    the link i used is below…

    https://plus.google.com/106455027693743483638/posts

  29. hridoy July 16, 2011 at 5:41 am #

    please, send me a Google Plus invitation

  30. hridoy July 16, 2011 at 5:48 am #

    Please invite meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

    • MrGroove July 23, 2011 at 10:29 am #

      @Hridoy – No problem. Google+ Invite sent!

    • MrGroove July 23, 2011 at 10:28 am #

      @chucu – Done

  31. SiteManager July 21, 2011 at 11:45 am #

    Hi –
    please send me a google+ invite

    Thanx in advance !

    • MrGroove July 23, 2011 at 10:27 am #

      @Site – No problem. Invite sent!

    • MrGroove July 23, 2011 at 10:26 am #

      @TheGreat – Invite Sent

    • MrGroove July 25, 2011 at 7:39 pm #

      @ilhamsk – Done invite sent!

      • thegreat July 26, 2011 at 2:01 am #

        Hi Mr Groove,

        Got it. Thanks for the invitation 🙂

    • MrGroove August 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      @Tbk – There ya go. Invite sent!

    • MrGroove August 5, 2011 at 7:58 pm #

      @Ryoma – Invite sent – welcome to G+!

    • MrGroove August 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      @Gibr – Invite sent – Enjoy!

    • MrGroove August 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      @Asmin – Invite sent – welcome to Google Plus!

  32. Fabian August 4, 2011 at 8:07 am #

    I’d really appreciate an invite to google+ and am willing to invite others at your request.

    Thanks:)

    • MrGroove August 5, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      @Fabian – groovyReaders will be rewarded! 🙂

      Invite sent. Enjoy

  33. Puiu August 5, 2011 at 12:25 am #

    well I made a request 1 month ago and nothing…

    • MrGroove August 5, 2011 at 7:52 pm #

      Hi Puiu – Invite sent. Welcome to Google+!

      Not that your in you should have invites so if you could repay the invite by inviting other ppl here – that would be great!

  34. MrGroove August 6, 2011 at 7:26 am #

    Closing Comments – Google updated the invite system. If you need an invite, read this new groovypost – http://gpo.st/1b3