Google Apps Users Won’t Be Left Out of Google+ Fun, Says Google’s President of Enterprise

One of the more numerous complaints since Google+ launched has been its lack of Google Apps support. Google Apps is a platform used mainly by small and some large businesses. With the platform, employees can enjoy many of Google’s services in a secure, easy and affordable way. Unfortunately, things aren’t always rosy for Apps users. All of that will soon turn around, though, as Google’s president of enterprise, Dave Girouard, has confirmed via Google+ that they are indeed working on bringing Plus to Apps users. They wanted to make sure it was done right, says Google’s Christian Oestlian:

Please tell your friends using Google Apps that we’re working to make Google+ available to them. Sorry for the delay – we need to do it right!

That’s noble. Unfortunately, no timeframe was given as to when we’d be seeing Google+ support for Apps users, but we’re sure it won’t be too long of a wait now. Let’s be patient, folks. [Pocket-Lint]

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  • Scotsman of Loch Ness

    Google is definitely making tons of effort to make sure that Plus doesn’t flop like Wave and Buzz have.

  • David Gray

    I guess I understand the wait, I’d rather have Google+ come out STRONG and blow FB outta the water rather then getting released to the public too soon with too many bugs and flopping hard. That being said though, I STILL REALLY WANT AN INVITE SO I CAN BE A TESTER!

    • http://twitter.com/stalkbrandon Brandon V. Fletcher

      invite button is back. want in?

      • Greg Ilicious

        Cowql8er at gmail please if you have the time and inclination. :)

        • Go Hawkeyes

          sent

          • Greg Ilicious

            Thanks Bro!

      • http://twitter.com/jamest_1 james t

        if you could invite me too, i’d be very thankful.
        jamesmtodd.1@gmail.com

        • Go Hawkeyes

          sent

      • http://twitter.com/chgoflip Marco Laure

        hey, invite me man…. lauremar@gmail.com
        much appreciated!

        • Go Hawkeyes

          done

      • http://www.facebook.com/IanMMA Ian Smith

        YES PLEASE!!! IanMMA@Gmail.com

      • Nengah Hariadi

        Yes!! Please send invite to hariadinengah@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

      • DrizzyGadget

        If I could get an invite also
        707dre@gmail.com

        • Greg Ilicious

          Done

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Derrick-Clark/1282292512 Derrick Clark

        Please invite me Lunenburg1963@gmail.com

        • Greg Ilicious

          Done

      • Ztl

        • Jmaxku

          Done. But I recommend following Google+ on Twitter to find out when they open the doors again.

      • Felipe Morales
        • Jmaxku

          Done. But I recommend following Google+ on Twitter to find out when they open the doors again.

      • Carpe_Jvgvlvm

        Me?

        …. thx!

      • http://twitter.com/Miguel_Chorao MIGUEL CHORÃO

        Thanks!!! ;-)

      • Sven Van Leemput

        Please invite me: sven.van.leemput@gmail.com
        Thanks!!

      • mbursey

        invite me please :)
        mwbursey@gmail.com

      • JC_Tiu
      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

        Anybody willing to send me an invite please? jannik06@gmail.com thanks in advance!

        • sggua

          see your googlebox ;)

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

            Thanks for the invite, I accepted, but now there’s a problem. Everything is in Ukranian and I don’t speak this language! How do I change it to English or Spanish! :(

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

            Thank you, thank you. I figured it out! Thank goodness for Google Translate! xD

      • Jeremy Collison

        Yes pretty please!! akironhead74 at gmail dot com

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

          Just sent you an invite! Anyone else?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

        I can invite now! message me at jannik06@gmail.com for an invitation, that way I can send you a reply to confirm!

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

          Anyone else?

        • http://www.facebook.com/barbaramunshaw Barbara Munshaw Socialized

          Is this so we can use google apps with Google +, thanks Barb

      • David Gray

        Please invite davey0728@gmail.com

      • Quintin Giesbrecht

        q@thegiesbrechts.com, if you don’t mind :)

        Thanks!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Niko-Flores-Trejo/542920805 Niko Flores-Trejo

      Anybody willing to send me an invite please? jannik06@gmail.com thanks in advance!

    • Ratical_Roc

      Invite me, yes!, yes!, yes! ejames2000@gmail.com

  • technohead95

    Yey, Google Apps users are getting some love.

  • GawkerRedesignSucks

    In their defense, it is still in beta.

  • N8ERSWORLD

    invite button is back :)

  • Geoff Gass

    It’s not just businesses that use google apps. Some of us use it to have our personal domain email run through gmail. It used to be free for up to 50 accounts (now 10), so it’s a good option for personal domains who want gmail’s power

    • Adrian Durlester

      Google has never released statistics on this (how many Apps users are simply “one person personal domain” apps users as opposed to large enterprises or small businesses,. I would be real curious to know the realities. If I am, as a personal domain apps users, really just a tiny fraction, I;d like to know that, so I can be more relaxed about this situation and allow Google the time it needs. If we personal domain types really as a significant percentage, then Google needs to do something to separate us out of the enterprise mix and get new features out to us sooner, since we don;t need or use all the special security, etc.

      • http://openid.yubico.com/server.php/idpage?user=vveivlflllkc Steve

        I’d prefer they just gave us the option somewhere in the domain control panel to have all of the access a normal account has. I don’t need the enterprise stability, I just want gmail on my domain.

  • http://twitter.com/chgoflip Marco Laure

    Please invite me – lauremar@gmail.com
    Thanks much :)

    • Guest

      done

      • dirtyjake

        any invites left? jestepp77@gmail.com

        • Go Hawkeyes

          sent

          • dirtyjake

            thanks

      • http://www.haveyounoshame.org/ Bill White

        Hi. Do you have any invitations left?

        Thanks
        vilcxjo@gmail.com

  • Hohlraum

    It is complete and total BS that Google’s most loyal supporters (those of us who have moved our domains, etc to google’s servers) are always left in a lurch on new features.

    • Eric Dush

      Totally agree and they have promised Google Apps users support of new Google services in the past, yet where are they? Latitude checkins STILL don’t work on Google Apps accounts, neither does Buzz. So I’m not holding my breath for Google+ anytime soon. Disappointing.

  • tinaAbbott

    if you need an invite comment with your email after this post.. preferably just reply to it.

    • Captfan

      Would love an invite! jrotgers at gmail.com

      • http://www.facebook.com/sew1up Laurie Jackson

        sent

    • Alyianna

      Could I please get an invite? I would be most grateful! Aly.Droid at gmail

    • Ztl

  • Guest

    They said the same thing about Buzz. I’ll believe it when I see it.

  • Nengah Hariadi

    hariadinengah@gmail.com please. Thanks!

  • Mexigreek

    Got my invite. Thank you so much Laurie!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/sew1up Laurie Jackson

      sent

      • Mexigreek

        Thank you so much!!!

  • Nengah Hariadi

    Please send invite to hariadinengah@gmail.com. Thanks in advance.

    • http://www.facebook.com/sew1up Laurie Jackson

      sent

  • http://twitter.com/jmleon92 Jesus Leon

    I’d like an invite as well please!
    jmleon92@gmail.com

    thanks in advance

    • Greg Ilicious

      Invited!

  • LuisG3

    please will someone send me an invite! Garcialu3@gmail.com

    • Greg Ilicious

      Done

      • LuisG3

        Really appreciate it, thanx

  • Alyianna

    Could I please get an invite? I would be most grateful! Aly.Droid at gmail

    • Greg Ilicious

      Sent

      • Alyianna

        Thank you!!!!!

  • Greg Ilicious

    I still have some invites left to share with the Phandroid community! Post below!

    • dbcad7

      I’ll take one if you have one..

      • Greg Ilicious

        Sent!

        • dbcad7

          Thanks !

    • Robert Frieske

      If it’s still open I’d appreciate an invite.

  • http://twitter.com/daytimefright Cassidy Mandel

    cassidymandel@gmail.com If you have the time? Thank you so much!

    • BikerBob1789

      sent.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lokesh534 Lokesh Sha

    please invite me lokesh534@gmail.com

    Thank you so much

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • cew9040

    coreyeric29@gmail.com if there is a free invite out there! Thanks from an avid Google user as well as Evo3D

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • Daniel Hwang

    Can I get an invite too? dahwang2000@gmail.com thanks a bunch

    • http://twitter.com/12Playy_ r.™

      sent

  • Richard Yauman

    If there are any invites left I would like to give this a try.

    Thanks, I have been invited now, so deleting my email from this message to avoid having someone waste an invite on someone already in

  • http://www.facebook.com/tonyhoward.sa Tony Howard

    Add me to please vyking.sa@gmail.com

  • Brian White

    I would appreciate an invite if anyone has one available,

    Thanks

    brianvw64@gmail.com

  • http://openid.yubico.com/server.php/idpage?user=vveivlflllkc Steve

    Spammers must love Google+. Everyone putting their email address everywhere. It’s also a great time to sign strangers up with subscriptions to “lifestyle” newsletters.

  • http://www.xrks.com/ intangible

    I just want to be able to add my Google Apps emails as alternate emails to my normal account…

  • hohose

    Invite me please edy.thio@gmail.com

  • AD1980

    I’m confused and hoping someone here can clarify for me. When I hear Google Apps I think Gmail, Gdocs, etc… When I use those applications I have the Google+ bar at the top of the screen to show notifications and let me share content. So, what further functionality is missing? I mean I could understand bringing the Calendar into the fold a bit more to synch up event invites, but I get the feeling you’re talking about something more significant. What?!

    • Tony Hoyle

      Google apps is the same but under your own domain instead of @gmail.com. Lots of people use it (not just, as the article implies, businesses) and for some reason google seem to treat it as the ugly stepchild they’d rather forget about…

      It’s particularly ironic in this case as they went to loads of effort a few months back to get everyone to centralise their google services within google apps and delete their profiles… then go and release significant functionality based on profiles…

  • Christian Svejstrup

    Would love an invite!
    Got it :)
    Thanks! :-)

  • Gregg Armitage

    can you send an invite to gregg.armitage@gmail.com. Thanks

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sherif-Ben-Nosseir/510759720 Sherif Ben Nosseir

    awesome =)) – it’ll take a while to get used to it though

  • Anthony

    Anyone needing a google invite email me nedhaiameerah@gmail.com spread the google love!

  • SStarz

    Please invite snlstarzyk(at)gmail.com. Thank you!

  • Thorbjørn Bruarøy

    I have access with my apps account after implementing “the new Google Apps” as described in an mail sent to me today.
    How ever, it is only available to comunicate with ppl within my “organisation” (only me) atm.
    Somehow I still get feed from a friend I tried to add to one of my circles – but that failed.

  • Thorbjørn Bruarøy

    Your Google Apps account has been successfully transitioned to function more like a full Google Account! To get started, please sign out and sign back in after reading this message.

  • John Mayson

    Given Google’s track record (February 2010 they promised Buzz to Apps users and we’re still waiting) I’m not exactly holding my breath.

    I understand Google needs to get the kinks out before rolling out new features to enterprise users. But can’t they at least let *US* make that choice? If our domains aren’t mission critical and we don’t mind being guinea pigs, then let us do it!

    I’m still looking for an official follow-up communication from Google about this. Back in March 2011 we were promised Profiles and Google+ “in a few weeks”. I’m afraid they’re just repeating what happened with Buzz.