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Tip: How to Invite Friends to Google+

So, Google+ is sort of back open (at least for now) to new members after last night’s closure, but in order to join, you have to be invited by another friend through a multi-step process.  Initially, you could invite friends by simply adding their email to a form and clicking “submit” – today however, you are forced to use the entire service in order to get them invited.  It’s not difficult by any means, and we’ve included the entire step-by-step process for you below.  

Instructions:

*Note - There is a good chance that Google will keep hitting capacity throughout the next few days.  If that happens, I would suggest that you just keep trying every hour or so to see if more spots have been opened up.

1.  Login to your Google+ account and head to your Circles page.
2.  Create a new Circle and name it whatever you want.

3.  Afterwards, start adding people by clicking the “Add a new person” button.

4.  Once you’ve added all of your friends (Gmail only), head back out to your Stream.
5.   Post a new item to your Stream and add the Circle you just created.

6.  Once added, make sure the box is checked underneath it which will email everyone in that Circle.

7.  Click “Share” and you’ll see the following message.  Just press “Okay, got it.”

8.  Then click “Share” again and your friends will receive an email to join.
9.  Have fun with Google+!

Cheers to everyone who sent this tip in!

  • Anonymous

    Are there public circles? I want to make a group called “forum buddies” where everyone in the forum has everybody added also.

  • Richard

    It appears that even if you have an invite they are not currently allowing users… Even so I would love an invite if someone could help me out!
    goatjello(at)gmail.com

  • A3brown4

    Can someone please send an invite my way, since the invites are now open again?  Greatly appreciated!  a3brown4@gmail.com  Thanks in advance!

    • Nuhail

      I sent u an invite. Cheers

  • http://theUniverse.net Ed Ditlefsen

    Would love an invite please.  oneruler at gmail.

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

      • http://theUniverse.net Ed Ditlefsen

        thx r.

  • Roly22

    invite please

    rlozano10@gmail.com

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • Leearmijo91

    Please invite me I will invite a lot of people. Leearmijo91

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • Marcus

    I would love to get an invite too  3987255@googlemail.com   

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • Edward Locigno

    Can someone please add edward.locigno@gmail.com and I will start sending out invited also..

    • none

      I sent you an invite

  • Adamc303

    adamc303@gmail.com invite me please!

    • soundwave1026

      I sent you an invite. Please let us know if you have any luck creating an account.

      • Toddmschuerman

        do you have any more you could send my way?
        toddmschuerman@gmail.com. Thank you.

        • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

          sent

  • soundwave1026

    Has anyone had any success in creating an account?

  • Nollogv

    I want one!!!

    nollogv@gmail:disqus .comThanks a lot

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • blumenthalm5

    Can I have an invite somebody please. Blumenthalm5@Gmail.com

    • Anonymous

      sent

  • Anonymous

    “invite friends” feature on google+ is back on. no more workarounds

    • Jason

      Could I get an invite please. jlindsey93(at)gmail.com?  I would really appreciate it.
      Thanks.

      • Anonymous

        sent

  • Hyphnx

    Could I please get an invite? Hyphnx@gmail.com

    I will send out invites as well.

    • Anonymous

      sent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/nickclyde Nick Clyde

    If you still need an invite, comment on this post and I’ll send you one.

    • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

      can you send me one darrellbox @ gmail.com.  Thanks

      • juan ortega

        May I have an invite please
        ortega553 at gmail.com
        Appreciate it!

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

        hey can i get a invite it would be much appreciated raygray123atgmail thanks in advance

      • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

        hey can i get a invite it would be much appreciated raygray123atgmail thanks in advance

    • Jguldi04

      jguldi04@gmail.com and THANKS!!

      • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

        just added you

        • Ortega553

          May I have an invite please
          ortega553 at gmail.com
          Appreciate it!

          • Anonymous

            sent

    • Richard

      I would love an invite, pretty please! richard(at)dickydarko.com

      • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

        I think it has to be gmail. Can anyone confirm?

        • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/RXFWXDUWRRHCGFV6NP2SDZ7YLU Ray

          hey can i get a invite it would be much appreciated raygray123atgmail 

          thanks in advance

        • Anonymous

          actually, i dont think it has to be…

          the email just has to be registered as a google account. I use an android.net email for one of my google+ accounts

      • Anonymous

        sent

    • Toddmschuerman

      I would like an invite, please.
      toddmschuerman@gmail.com. Thank you.

  • Brian Black

    I don’t know if this is working any longer. :-(

  • Adam N

    If anyone has an invite I would love one.  ringodance at gmail dot com

    • Anonymous

      sent

  • http://twitter.com/Black_in_KS Michael Black

    If anyone has an invite available, I would greatly appreciate getting one. Thank you.

  • JERIANI MORALES

    please send me an invite, people have tried, and nothing, maybe i’ll get lucky here thanks!!! jeriani.morales@gmail.com 

  • Anonymous

    There are some really nice people here. Posted my Gmail this morning and I got 15 invites in 5 hours.

    Reply with your Gmail and I will add you when I get home.

    • BigUps

      Is everyone inviting people the same way as described in this post?  I’ve tried that way with people quite a bit and have had no luck.

      • BigUps

        I don’t get the warning in step 7 anymore.  The “okay I got it” warning.  Is that normal after you cancel out of it once?

        • Zimme1988

          I’ve been using the method in this post and have been able to get a lot of people in. There is some kind of limit as to how many people are able to join at a time so they should keep trying the invite again every once in awhile. I’ve had people that I invited last Friday send me a message that they were just finally able to join today.

          Yeah I only got that message in step 7 the first time.

      • BigUps

        I don’t get the warning in step 7 anymore.  The “okay I got it” warning.  Is that normal after you cancel out of it once?

    • Adam N

      I would love an invite.  ringodance at gmail dot com
      Thank you.

  • Zimme1988

    I’ll send out more invites if anyone here is still looking for some. List your gmail

    • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

      I received 2 invites the first night(before the new process got implemented) but it was already closed when I clicked on the emails.  Do I have to be invited again or do I just wait?  If I need another invite my email is darrellbox@gmail.com

      • Zimme1988

        If you’ve already gotten an invite just keep randomly trying it and you should eventually get in. There’s some kind of (hourly?) limit on how many people can join at a time. It happened to me and a lot of people I’ve invited

        • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

          when I click on the email it says learn more about google+, I don’t see anywhere to actually sign up

          • Zimme1988

            Does the email itself say anything about actually signing up? I don’t remember if it did or not before I was able to register. I never saw anywhere to sign up until the time I got lucky and was able to register. Before that when I clicked the link it always took me to a generic page to learn more about Google+.

            I can always try to send you another invite if you want

          • http://twitter.com/il_Sole_Leone Stephen Box

            if you don’t mind, at least then I will know what’s going on.  When I tried to sign in from the app on the my phone it said I need an invite so it seems like those invites aren’t valid maybe.

      • Zimme1988

        If you’ve already gotten an invite just keep randomly trying it and you should eventually get in. There’s some kind of (hourly?) limit on how many people can join at a time. It happened to me and a lot of people I’ve invited

    • Nick

      njack524@gmail.com please and thank you!

  • Mxman311

    Finally got on google + today

  • Anonymous

    Jerimiah78atgmail

    • Randal

      sent

  • ViggS

    can someone invite me please? ViggS84@gmail.com

    • Randal

      sent

  • http://twitter.com/Pucuck Nicholas Ringhiser

    I think it’s hit the cap or something. I’ve tried sending some invites to some people at work but no one has received anything. I also grabbed a handful of names here in the comments section. Anyone getting invites?

    • Randal

      i sent one to my friend 20 mins ago and she got in

      • http://twitter.com/Pucuck Nicholas Ringhiser

        Weird. Maybe I’m just doing something wrong… Went by the instructions here to the T. Might just have to try again.

      • Formulanerd

        you sent me one and I got in.

        I did not however get an email notification, i just went to plus.google.com and i was in.

        • Randal

          i sent you an invite thats how you got in…. their notification system isn’t as fast yet

  • Randal

    about to send out a batch of invites… who want one?

    • Corporaljohnson

      corporaljohnson …..gmail

      • Randal

        sent

    • Randal

      sent

    • Supertransfer124578

      supertransfer124578@gmail:disqus .comThanks!  Will definitely forward the love…

      • Randal

        sent

    • Formulanerd

      formulanerd at gmail

      • Randal

        sent

        • Formulanerd

          in, thanks.

    • Anonymous

      Me plz

  • Corporaljohnson

    Can I get one…above name  at mail

  • Supertransfer124578

    If anybody is out there… supertransfer124578@gmail.com

    Thanks (in advance)!  I’ll be sure to invite other people in here too.

  • Anonymous

    sbhky17@gmail.com anybody? =D. I will invite others

    Please/thankyou

  • sssbbb

    sssbbb@gmail.com would love love love an invite!

  • ray

    May I too get an invite raygarcia318@gmail.com, thanks!

  • Shootu

    ooo please someone invite me, I will help populate our droid community!!
    shootu@gmail.com please please please

  • ajharman53

    Joining the “Invite me!” posts…
    Could somebody invite me please? ajharman53(at)gmal.com
    And, it’d be an early birthday present too, and probably make my day.

  • Jeferson Souza

    as

  • Paul Bier

    please add me to your circle paul.bier(at)gmail.com

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous
  • Devinaudis

    I would like an invite please. Devinaudis@gmail.com

  • Rk69rn

    Please invite me.

    rk69rn@gmail.com

  • Jack Leonard

    I would like an invite

    jackwleonard@gmail.com

  • Dave

    If anyone has any invites I would love one. Thank you
     tapia.dave@gmail.com

  • http://twitter.com/bibbyboi Mike S

    Anyone know if this work around still works? I got an invite but it keeps saying they are at capacity. 

  • Scott

    Please send an invite to scottysize@gmail.com.  Please?!

    • Ken Brooks

      sent

      • Anonymous

        Hi Ken, would truly by grateful if you can send me an invite when you get a chance. Thanks so much in advance.

        david(dot)wong(dot)astor(at)gmail(dot)com

  • Jared J Duquette

    If anyone still has an invite I would love to get in on this!
    Jared.j.duquette@gmail.com

    • Ken Brooks

      sent

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=761227657 Chelsea Owen- Kraft

    If u still need to be added comment on this post and ill add u

    • Ken Brooks

      Thank you

    • http://www.facebook.com/nickclyde Nick Clyde

      I still need one. clydedroid@gmail.com
      Thanks!

    • Anonymous

      Hi Chelsea, would truly by grateful if you can send me an invite when you get a chance. Thanks so much in advance.

      david(dot)wong(dot)astor(at)gmail(dot)com

    • Supertransfer124578

      supertransfer124578@gmail.com

      Thanks!  I’ll be sure to invite a few people in here too.

  • Pacmanpark
  • adam cuellar

    Please, invite me to google+. Thank you.

    Cuellar.adam@gmail.com

  • Moorecha

    Please add moorecha@gmail.com

  • Blacklisted315

    anyone invite me please
    much appreciated if u invite me ty <3

    blacklisted315@gmail.com