Citing “insane demand,” Google has temporarily ceased allowing new Google+ invitations to go out to current members’ friends and family. The option to invite new friends disappeared yesterday (June 29, 2011) evening and is expected to return once Google gives the go-ahead. There is a workaround, however, that will allow you to send invitations to your pals, even during this temporary hold. While it may not get them immediate access to the network (that is still being throttled by Google), it may move them up in line ahead of non-invited interested parties. Here’s how to invite friends on the closed Google+ Beta:

**Make Sure the People You Are Adding Are in Your Contact List**

If you haven’t added the person you would like to invite to your Gmail or other Google contact lists, you don’t have to. It does save you a few seconds in the long run, so you may benefit from doing so before starting the next step.

**Create An Invitation Circle**

Using the Circles feature of Google+, you can create a groups of friends both inside and outside of the social network. For example, your email contact can be added by name or by copying and a pasting their email address in to the **Add a new person** field. If the person is not already in your contacts list, you will be prompted to enter their name prior to adding them to the circle.

**Send an Invitation Using a Google+ Status Update**

At this point, your circle should be filled with the folks you’d like to send the invitations to. All you need to do is head over to your home page and start a status message. You’ll need to set it up only to relay the status message to your invitation circle. Once this is done, enter a message indicating the reason for your contacting them and hit send. Your friends that aren’t already signed up (using that email address) will receive an email giving them the opportunity to join Google+.

## 86 comments On How to Invite Friends to the Closed Google+ Beta

FalmungWorked for me. Thanks.

AnonymousWould I shamelessly be able to ask you for an invite?

iamtomalmond@gmail.com

It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

FalmungSent you one. Hopefully it still works.

Peter SchmalfeldtGot room for one more friend? You’d make this fellow tech friend a happy camper 🙂

manifestinteractive@gmail.com

Mai ĐàoCan I please be added to your invite list? daothanhmaikmt@gmail.com Thanks!

Emilyhi

AnonymousI clicked on the link and it said that they’d temporarily stopped letting invited people join, and I clicked on the link again later and it was just a 404 page 🙁

Thank you though!

FalmungWorked for me. Thanks.

AnonymousWould I shamelessly be able to ask you for an invite?

iamtomalmond@gmail.com

It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

FalmungSent you one. Hopefully it still works.

Peter SchmalfeldtGot room for one more friend? You’d make this fellow tech friend a happy camper 🙂

manifestinteractive@gmail.com

Mai ĐàoCan I please be added to your invite list? daothanhmaikmt@gmail.com Thanks!

Emilyhi

AnonymousI clicked on the link and it said that they’d temporarily stopped letting invited people join, and I clicked on the link again later and it was just a 404 page 🙁

Thank you though!

JoAnne Applegatehow do I get added? I saw it when I logged in, but now it is gone. 🙁

JoAnne Applegatehow do I get added? I saw it when I logged in, but now it is gone. 🙁

Shaun ConnerPlease throw me an invite if possible, sconorama@gmail.com – thanks in advance.

Shaun ConnerPlease throw me an invite if possible, sconorama@gmail.com – thanks in advance.

Roshan ShresthaPlease send me an invitation at roshanpra@gmail.com

Emilyhi

Roshan ShresthaPlease send me an invitation at roshanpra@gmail.com

Emilyhi

Colin Saleswouldnt mind an invite please if you can: colinsales@sky.com – thanks 🙂

Colin Saleswouldnt mind an invite please if you can: colinsales@sky.com – thanks 🙂

Dex Luthoranyone can send me an invite?

dexluthor(at)gmail(dot)com

Dex Luthoranyone can send me an invite?

dexluthor(at)gmail(dot)com

Hans Kristian Åkerøyif anyone can send me a invite, id give you a hug.

viiralx@gmail.com

Hans Kristian Åkerøyif anyone can send me a invite, id give you a hug.

viiralx@gmail.com

tobsPlease help a Silver Surfer. I was one of the first to get a Gmail Accnt and would love for some kind sole to invite me to G+ colchester@gmail.com

tobsPlease help a Silver Surfer. I was one of the first to get a Gmail Accnt and would love for some kind sole to invite me to G+ colchester@gmail.com

xuan haoHello Can you invite me to Google+ nauxoah@gmail.com

xuan haoHello Can you invite me to Google+ nauxoah@gmail.com

Jeremy OliverLast I heard this workaround has been closed and is no longer working

Jeremy OliverLast I heard this workaround has been closed and is no longer working

J Norrisvery slick little trick…

J Norrisvery slick little trick…

Sneha KatariaI’m adding as many people as I can from this comments section. Do let me know if it works!

AnonymousCan you please add me?

milklimm@gmail.com

thank you so much in advance!

Nobert Webercan you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

AnonymousHi could I please have one it would be very much appreciated mattymackenzie@gmail.com

Thank-you

AnonymousPlz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

Mike LisbyCan I please be added to your invite list? ucmike@gmail.com Thanks!

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Sneha KatariaI’m adding as many people as I can from this comments section. Do let me know if it works!

AnonymousCan you please add me?

milklimm@gmail.com

thank you so much in advance!

Nobert Webercan you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

AnonymousHi could I please have one it would be very much appreciated mattymackenzie@gmail.com

Thank-you

AnonymousPlz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

Mike LisbyCan I please be added to your invite list? ucmike@gmail.com Thanks!

Don CrowI’d like an invite please. dlcuervo@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Rodolfo Lopezhey guys please please invite me 🙂 rodolfolopezpiano@gmail.com

Rodolfo Lopezhey guys please please invite me 🙂 rodolfolopezpiano@gmail.com

Oday YousifWould kindly appreciate an invite.

Oday YousifWould kindly appreciate an invite.

Matthew DilleyI would appreciate on as well: mattdilley@gmail.com

Dion MarksIf anybody doesn’t mind – dionmarks2589@gmail.com

Matthew DilleyI would appreciate on as well: mattdilley@gmail.com

Dion MarksIf anybody doesn’t mind – dionmarks2589@gmail.com

Rafael F. Aguilar H.hoeger@gmail.com

Rafael F. Aguilar H.hoeger@gmail.com

SnookThis method no longer works. I stopped being able to give out invites with this workaround this morning.

SnookThis method no longer works. I stopped being able to give out invites with this workaround this morning.

IvanPlease send me an invitation at ssvanekss@gmail.com

IvanPlease send me an invitation at ssvanekss@gmail.com

Thomas RichardsWeeman5872@googlemail.com – If anyone doesn’t mind.

Thomas RichardsWeeman5872@googlemail.com – If anyone doesn’t mind.

Nobert Webercan you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

Nobert Webercan you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

AnonymousPlz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

AnonymousPlz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

AnonymousCould someone also add me so i can get an invite? My email: nikoliacase@gmail.com If anyone doesnt mind. 🙂 Thanks in advance!

AnonymousCould someone also add me so i can get an invite? My email: nikoliacase@gmail.com If anyone doesnt mind. 🙂 Thanks in advance!

mattCan somebody invite me ?

mattyczynski@gmail.com

mattCan somebody invite me ?

mattyczynski@gmail.com

Alexander ZakharovCan I please be added to your invite list? zakharov.il@gmail.com

Alexander ZakharovCan I please be added to your invite list?

zakharov.il@gmail.com

ADRIAN HILLHi could somebody please send me an invite as I just l lucked out just as google put on the choke hold. a100nx@gmail.com. Thanks loads in advance.

ADRIAN HILLHi could somebody please send me an invite as I just l lucked out just as google put on the choke hold. a100nx@gmail.com. Thanks loads in advance.

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com

Matt MandrakIf i can get an invite that would be sweet.. mandrakm@gmail.com