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+.

Worked for me. Thanks.

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

iamtomalmond@gmail.com

It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Sent you one. Hopefully it still works.

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

manifestinteractive@gmail.com

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

hi

I 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!

Worked for me. Thanks.

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

iamtomalmond@gmail.com

It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Sent you one. Hopefully it still works.

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

manifestinteractive@gmail.com

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

hi

I 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!

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

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

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

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

Please send me an invitation at roshanpra@gmail.com

hi

Please send me an invitation at roshanpra@gmail.com

hi

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

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

anyone can send me an invite?

dexluthor(at)gmail(dot)com

anyone can send me an invite?

dexluthor(at)gmail(dot)com

if anyone can send me a invite, id give you a hug.

viiralx@gmail.com

if anyone can send me a invite, id give you a hug.

viiralx@gmail.com

Please 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

Please 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

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

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

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

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

very slick little trick…

very slick little trick…

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

Can you please add me?

milklimm@gmail.com

thank you so much in advance!

can you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

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

Thank-you

Plz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

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

Can you please add me?

milklimm@gmail.com

thank you so much in advance!

can you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

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

Thank-you

Plz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

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

I’d like an invite please. dlcuervo@gmail.com

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

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

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

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

hey guys please please invite me 🙂 rodolfolopezpiano@gmail.com

hey guys please please invite me 🙂 rodolfolopezpiano@gmail.com

Would kindly appreciate an invite.

Would kindly appreciate an invite.

I would appreciate on as well: mattdilley@gmail.com

If anybody doesn’t mind – dionmarks2589@gmail.com

I would appreciate on as well: mattdilley@gmail.com

If anybody doesn’t mind – dionmarks2589@gmail.com

hoeger@gmail.com

hoeger@gmail.com

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

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

Please send me an invitation at ssvanekss@gmail.com

Please send me an invitation at ssvanekss@gmail.com

Weeman5872@googlemail.com – If anyone doesn’t mind.

Weeman5872@googlemail.com – If anyone doesn’t mind.

can you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

can you invite me please?

valshare@gmail.com

Plz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

Plz consider sending me invite at jj78621@gmail.com

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

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

Can somebody invite me ?

mattyczynski@gmail.com

Can somebody invite me ?

mattyczynski@gmail.com

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

Can I please be added to your invite list?

zakharov.il@gmail.com

Hi 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.

Hi 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.

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

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