Sticky post: No invites for Google+

by Volker Weber

By now I am convinced there is no such thing as a Google+ invitation. All that feature does is to guide people to the front door, where they get in, or they don't, depending on whether the door is open or not. Google opens the door for short periods of time to grow the user base by a set number of users. While the door is open, you get in. There is no line where you queue up and wait. If you register to be notified you are also not taking a ticket on a first come, first served basis. You will only get notified when there is nobody at the door to get in.

I am posting this in the future, so it stays at the top.

Comments

Also wise not to accept invites from people you don't know.

http://www.techtree.com/India/News/Beware_Of_Fake_Google_Invites/551-115494-582.html

Simon O'Doherty, 2011-07-06

Just wondering... why is everybody so crazy about Google+?

Joerg Richter, 2011-07-06

not absolute crazy about G+, but really interested in having a look at that

Juergen Gabel, 2011-07-06

Hab heute eigentlich wegen einer anderen Sache mit Google (Hamburg) telefoniert, aber natürlich kam man auch auf Google+ zu sprechen: Die Einladungen erfolgen wohl in Wellen. Es ist also zwischendurch immer wieder mal möglich eine Einladung zu bekommen. Google selbst hat auch keine andere Möglichkeit als Google+-Mitglieder, Personen hinzuzufügen.

Thomas Langel, 2011-07-06

Ich glaube, die weiseste Entscheidung (für alle Beteiligten) ist, auf den "Keep me posted"-Knopf zu drücken, seine Email-Adresse zu hinterlassen und einfach zu warten. Es werden aktuell zu viele Mails rumgeschickt, die wie eine Einladung aussehen und keine sind ;).

Ingo Seifert, 2011-07-08

Meanwhile there is an option to invite new people to Google+ (on the left sidebar at bottom).

Thomas Langel, 2011-07-10

Interesting discovery I made on Saturday when the invites were briefly open again - if you get an invite sent to a gmail for apps/domains account it gets invisibly deleted.

An ordinary gmail account works fine (I got my sign up in seconds to that account), apparently it's because google apps domain accounts do not yet have a google profile associated with them (despite google announcing that exact feature would be available in March of this year on their own blog).

Daniel Wright, 2011-07-10

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