Update: Google seems to be opening and closing the doors for new sign ups randomly throughout the day. The best option would be to keep checking back. Stay tuned here for more updates.
Get your Google+ invitation here.
If you’ve been trying to sign up for Google+ for the last week, you know that the invite process has been very touch and go.
I’ve just heard from Google Engineer Dave Besbris, that Google+ invites are open for a brief period tonight. Apparently Google’s wants to double the amount of current users.
Here is a copy of the steam update that Dave posted on Google+:
“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!”
Quick! Invite all your friends before the Google+ flood gates close again!