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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: 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 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 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


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.


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

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

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

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