Access Google+ Without an Invite

As you may know, Google+ recently had its big launch within the past day or so. It's been receiving so much attention, Google was forced to disable invites for the time being. I was lucky enough to get in before the barricades were set in place, however. It was only a few minutes ago when I inadvertently discovered a back door into Google's new social network. I cannot guarantee this will work as of post, but it's worth a shot.

Getting around the barricades can sound tricky, but it's actually pretty basic. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. View your "Circles" page.
  2. Click "Add a new person" to add someone to your circle.
  3. Select your person from the list. If they are not appearing, simply input their email address.
  4. Add the person to your circle. After doing so, go to "Home" where you can view the stream.
  5. Compose a new post, but make sure the box is checked next to "Also email..."
  6. Click "Share" and you're set. Now the person will see the post in their inbox, which will grant them access to Google+. 

Don't ask me how this works, because I have no idea. I just know it does – for now. If anything is unclear, let me know and I'll try to help. As you may realize, someone does need a Google+ account in order for this work, so it's not a complete workaround. Chances are good you know someone with an account, though.

David Di Franco

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