Join Google+ without any invite

Google+  is yet another new social networking service from Google which is desperately trying to make its mark even in the social networking sphere challenging the major rival Facebook. Google+ was launced on June 28, 2011 as an invite-only testing phase. Initially, existing users were allowed to invite friends, though the ability to invite friends was quickly suspended due to “insane demand”.

But why is this project open to only a few initially based on invites? Google has failed to deliver in their previous social networking initiatives, including Google Buzz and Orkut.

So, it seems that Google is treading this time cautiously to avoid any hassles because another failure in its social networking attempts will surely be a long lasting blot on the name of Google. And also the invite only model to join Google+ creates a kind of demand for the service initially and as a result create an enthusiasm among those who are interested.

And just as planned, the publicity for Google+ is just by word of mouth and as of now though nothing is radically new in Google+ except for the Circles and the video conferencing (Hangouts), Google+ seems to be a success !! Finally Google is here making Mark Zuckerburg feel the "wave".

Finally now, Google seems to have a change of heart on Google+’s invite-only model though, as Google+ appears to be now on “open sign up” mode.

How to join Google+ now?
1. Go to to join and activate Google+ account with a Google account.
2. No invite is required.
3. You need a Google Account (or Gmail account) to join, but you can easily create a Google account at, even though there is no link to sign up for new Google account from Google + homepage.
A public profile will be created in order to join Google+.

Tip: You may need to logout from your Google account first before visiting to view the Sign In button. Else, just ask somebody who manage to register to send you an invite.

Google+ has a few unique features which set it apart from other social network networks. Google+ features include “Circles” for organizing contacts into groups for sharing, “Huddle” for communicating through instant messaging within circles, “Hangouts” as places for facilitating group video chat, “Instant Upload” for storing photos or video from Android in a private album for sharing later, “Sparks” for searching, and “Streams”, which similar to Facebook’s News Feed or Wall for seeing updates from friends.

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