Google+ Opens To More People, But Will That Last?

Haven’t gotten into Google+ yet? It appears anyone can sign-up now at the Google+ home page.

Hitting the page now brings up a sign-up box, rather than the usual “Keep Me Posted” message that I believe had been there:

Tony Steward on Google+ seems to be the first, or one of the first, to have spotted this, saying:

Just got news that Google Plus is open for everyone.

Earlier this week, Google opened up an invitation system for people to use. That was closed after only a few hours. So, it might be this opportunity will go away soon.

Note that some people are reporting that they get the “Keep Me Posted” type of message when they go to the page. It could be that Google is randomly allowing people in who visit the page.

Others say that even after they sign up, they get the “Keep Me Posted” message, like this:

But others do appear to be getting through.

Since invites were officially closed earlier this week, Google has still been allowing plenty of people through the system. The “share” method, described in Google Now Lets Those In Google+ Offically Invite Others, has been working for days now.

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  • Michael Dossett

    I am still getting the \Keep Me Posted\ box. Anyone else still seeing that?

  • Will Deasy

    It doesn’t seem to be rolled out to everywhere yet, some people can’t see the sign in box.

  • Ilian Iliev

    This box is visible only if you are not logged in you Google account. After you log in you still see the “Keep Me Posted” button.

  • Bob Caswell

    Inaccurate. You only see the “just sign in with your Google account” page if you aren’t already signed in. Once you do sign in, still get message that Google+ is in field trial.

  • Gavin Brown

    Still not open for those under the age of 18.

  • erikfreeman

    Clear cookies and you get the sign up page but upon launch still get ‘keep me posted’.

  • JNFerree

    G+ seems like it has the potential to give FB a serious run for its money in social networking. Still, how G+ decides to monetize the platform (and how soon they pull the trigger) will likely determine what % of he 1 billion Gmail users convert from FB to G+

    I suspect contextual AdWords feeds will find its way into the G+ Huddles, Hangouts and Spikes.

  • Alex de Soto

    Nyet! As of 1:15 EDT Sunday.

  • Athar Basha

    I have got it already:-) today one my friend has tried for it and he also got it now

  • Igor

    This is what I see:
    “Keep Me Posted”
    “Already invited? We’ve temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon.”

  • Harry

    I was NEVER invited in and it worked for me the first time I checked which was early on Day 2 of G+. I even checked my SPAM filters..

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