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Google+ Invites Return!

Authored by: Steven Blum — Jul 7, 2011

Google+ invites have opened and closed more times in the past week than a....oh, wait...I can't think of a non-sexual metaphor to put here.

Anyway, it looks like Google+ invites are staying open for a bit. As Google's Dave Besbris recently posted:

Hey Google+ folks!

As I bet you've noticed, we are facing pretty incredible demand for Google+ invites.

As Engineering Director of Google+, I wanted to take a moment to explain why we're growing the system slowly. First, we want to make sure our infrastructure scales so the service remains fast and reliable. Second, we want to ensure that bugs are fixed while there are still a relatively few people in the field trial.

Things are going well with the systems right now so we feel comfortable enough to open up invites for a brief period. Our goal is to double the user base in the field trial. (Sorry, we're not giving details about how many folks are in the field trial yet).

So, in a few minutes, we'll open up invites again.

We continue to throttle invites, so please don't mass invite folks as it won't work. If you invite a handful of your most important friends and family you're much more likely to get these folks into our system.

Thanks again for providing so much wonderful feedback!

So, there you have it! If you can't get in immediately, check back soon. And while you're at it, check out our Google+ Android app hands-on video, share your opinion on our Google+ thread and read our first impressions.

Source: Android Central

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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  • ADAM T Jul 7, 2011 Link to comment

    I would love an invite to Google+! If you have any invites left let me know so I can send you gmail addy!

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