How to invite your friends to Google+?

As I’m having fun inviting people to the new social networking service Google +, many asked me on how they can invite their friends (since Google has temporarily shut down the invitation mechanism).  Here are the steps I’m following to do that:

  • Create a new empty Circle and name it something like “Gmail contacts”
  • Add the people you want to invite to that circle (by adding their Gmails)
Google+ Circle

Gmail Contacts Circle

  • Write  a status update in your Google+ stream, it could be anything like “inviting my friends on Gmail”
  • In the “+ add circles or people to share with…” below the status box add the circle you created in the first step and don’t forget to tick the checkbox “also email # people not using Google+”
Google+ Status

Creating Status on Goolge+

  • Click the Share button.
  • Your invited friends should receive an email contain your status update and a link to Google+.
Google+ status update email

Google+ status update email

  • They should click that link to the post with a “Join Google +” button.


I’ve been using this method the whole day and it worked perfectly for me! So try it and share your experience with me in the comment area below.

Note: I came across this method in several sites like Gizmodo and TechChruch but wasn’t as clear as I’m posting it here.