If there’s been a question I’ve been asked more than “do you have any Google+ invites?”, I can’t remember it. And it’s only been a day! Sadly, I haven’t had any invites to give out. Google has decided they’re going to roll out the network very slowly.
Or that was the plan.
It now appears that early Google+ users (meaning the one who got access just yesterday) now have the option to invite other people. And as far as I can tell, it’s unlimited.
I realize that by posting this, I’m really asking for it. Gulp.
One big caveat: I have no clue if these invites grant immediate access, or if they’re simply a way for you to add friends you’d like to get invites — then they’ll be added to the waitlist.
Update: As Google’s Bradley Horowitz notes in the comments:
“Google has decided they’re going to roll out the network very slowly. Or that was the plan.”
Actually, that remains the plan.
We launched Google+ in a Field Trial in order to test the product out and gather more feedback. As part of the Field Trial, we may open and close Google+ to new users at any time. We’re psyched so many people are interested in trying out a new approach to online sharing, but please consider:
- At any instant, a given invitation may or may not grant access.
- There are rate limits that are subject to change.
- PRO TIP: Bulk inviting will not be an effective strategy for getting your loved one access. I would recommend inviting those people you really want to share with…
A Google project headed by Vic Gundotra and Bradley Horowitz, Google+ is designed to be the social extension of Google. Its features focus on making online sharing easy for users. “Circles,” think social circles, akin to Facebook’s lists. “Sandbar,” a user-unifying toolbar. “Sparks,” a search engine for sharing content between users. “Messenger,” a group messaging app that allows users to share with certain “Circles.” “Hangouts,” group video chatting designed to allow up to 10 users video chat at once. Each Google+ user can replace his...