Google+ Video Tour Plus Tips + Tricks!


It’s been a crazy day here at Phandroid and the internet was turned upside down tonight with Google allowing invites to their new uber exclusive Google+ social network. The flood of new peoples from all over the world actually but quite a strain on Google’s servers causing them to shut down the invite service for the day. And what Vic Gundotra has closed, let no man put asunder.

If you weren’t one of the lucky ones to snag an invite but still wanted to see exactly what you were missing out on, I have made for you (what was supposed to be a quick) video tour of Google+ web version as well as the Android app released yesterday. Also, wanted to give you guys some quick tips for new Google+ users.

  • Immediately go into your Google+ Settings and modify you notification settings. You’ll learn quick that Google+ will fill up your email inbox pretty quick.
  • Import Facebook contacts to Yahoo, import Yahoo contacts to Google+, make circle named Facebook, share posts to Facebook circle.
  • There are no “Friend Requests.” Anyone can add you to their circle, it’s a lot like “Following” someone on Twitter.
  • Loophole to invite more friends: Make a post. Share post with someone by email. Have friend click “Learn More About Google+” and from there they can sign up.
  • The auto upload feature for pics and videos doesn’t mean all your pictures and videos will be shared with everyone automatically. They will be stored in a “ready to share” folder where you choose which pics/videos to share to Google+.

Got anymore tips and/or tricks to add? Post them in the comments!

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. This is my guide to Unlimited Invites http://imgur.com/66rMO

    1. Just tested it and it works. Thanks for sharing. :D

      1. No problem, now let’s take over the Social Networking once and for all.

        1. Hi Jano,

          If you have anymore invites I’d like one please.
          meeharun at gmail dot com


          1. jcx4ever at gmail (dot) com .. Pls.. pls. pls

        2. Your invite just reverts me to the sign up page. Do I need to do something else other than click on your shared post to unlock the other features?

      2. can you add me, jhektour at gmail dot com, you’re going to be my hero

      3. Would love an invite!

        [email protected]

      4. hi
        can you add me
        [email protected]

      5. could you share an invitation please? :D *puppy eyes* lol [email protected] Thanks in advance!!!

    2. please add me stephen.kopanski at gmail. I’d appreciate it so much

      1. Umm could you possibly elaborate on what to do once you get the email? It keeps reverting me back to sign up page :/

        1. Once you click that link you should be inside Google+. You’ll know it when you see it =p

          1. Technically I’m inside but all I can do is view the invite post. Clicking “Join Google+” “+You” or the logo all redirect me to signup page D:

          2. Maybe it’s restricted to US only? Little hint: “Already invited? We’ve temporarily exceeded our capacity. Please try again soon.”

          3. @Krzysztof I’m in the US and I have a Google Profile so I’m not sure what the problem could be :/

        2. Unfortunately same thing happened to me. :(

          1. Dang. Does anybody know any other way to get in? Black magic perhaps?

    3. Please someone send me some Google+ love~!

      XXX I GOT IN!! at gmail

    4. May I get an invite please? [email protected] thanks in advance!

    5. Guys I’m going to bed. I’ll send more invitations when I get up.

    6. Please send me an invite! =D

      impheatus at gmail

    7. Could you invite me please? marcusnewton at gmail dot com

    8. Would someone please hook me up with an invite? [email protected]

    9. please add me [email protected] thanks!!!

    10. ill appreciate an invite diegog1989 at gmail

    11. Dude mind sending an invite if its not too much trouble Thanks!!

      bournmatt @ gmail.com

    12. Dude mind sending an invite if its not too much trouble Thanks!!

      bournmatt @ gmail.com

    13. Please, invite me! Thanks!!!
      [email protected]

    14. [email protected]

      would make my day. :D

  2. i would really appreciate an invite to Google+

    1. i need ur email

      1. please can you invite [email protected] too


        1. thanks – but the join google+ link in the post just takes me back to google+ homepage now..

          1. Same here, same here.

          2. Could anyone send me an invite or share something on google+ so that i can register? [email protected]

      2. If you could send an invite that’d be great! [email protected]

      3. if u can send one id appriacte it…..im dieing to drop facebook YOU HAVE NO IDEA…. [email protected]

        edit: THANK MANS…..gotta love the android community…i really appreciate this man….i only pray this murders facebook eventually but thanks man….once they open the servers ill be inviting people as well…gotta look out for my fellow android lovers =D

      4. the.unforgiven.angels AT gmail….

      5. [email protected] greatly appriciated!

      6. [email protected]
        please add me

      7. Hi Jano,

        Any chance you have a spare invite? wheatley81{at}gmail.com

      8. [removed]

  3. If still possible, I’d love one to (all the way from Norway): [email protected]

  4. lmao @ “stupid dog…”

  5. Yes, please send invite to hevilath at gmail.com Thank you.

  6. could I get an invite? [email protected]

  7. [email protected]

    If invite are open..please…invite me :(

  8. I’ve got it. Thank you once more :D

  9. [email protected]

    Please and thank you :)

  10. [email protected]

    please and thank you :)

  11. Please invite me! :-(

  12. Anyone got one handy? :)
    rcblackjack AT gmail

  13. Room for some more Norwegian love? [email protected]

  14. please invite me! [email protected]

    since u guys have “unlimited” invites.. thanks in advance! =)

  15. Any invites still out there or next time they come live, would really appreciate one:

  16. Hey Jano can you send me an invite? I can’t wait to try Google+ out, thanks. [email protected]

  17. Thanks for sharing this, BUT do blow your nose before a videocast!

    1. Really? I blew my nose like 40 times before I made the video. I’ve blown my nose about 80 times after the video. I still can’t breathe. My nose is still gross. And I still can’t see straight cuz of my congestion headaches.

      Ever been sick before?

  18. do you have enough tabs open? haha

    1. and add me to your android circle =D

      1. I can’t find you =/

        1. Chris, great video! Please please add me jfelts at gmail! Thanks!

  19. can someone send an invite my way at [email protected]
    It would be appreciated

  20. Me too me too :D andrycan(at)gmail.com

  21. Did anyone like my big tatas?

  22. pls someone invite me too
    [email protected]

  23. [email protected]
    please add me

  24. Please add, kbanni2(at)gmail.com

    I cannot wait to delete my facebook account!

    1. Don’t delete it, use it to tell your friends about Google+

  25. Google + really is awesome and a breath of fresh air compared to Facebook. I am still testing much of it with a few friends and I like it. I may just well say goodbye to Facebook.

    By the way folks, Vic took down the invite button due to extremely high demand. Currently unable to invite people at this point but somewhere down the line they may put it back up.

    1. I would greatly appreciate an invite, plllleeeaseee!! [email protected]

  26. Share please:
    [email protected]

  27. Chris an invite would be great. [email protected]

  28. Can you invite me? [email protected]

  29. Please send me an invite. [email protected]

  30. I would love an invite as well!! jdpeters @ gmail.com

  31. I’d like an invite please!! [email protected] thanks in advance!!!!

  32. [email protected]
    for the love of god invite me!!

  33. Hi all,

    if still available pls add me: [email protected]

  34. plz
    mutairiba at gmail dot com

  35. Would love an invite, [email protected] please add

  36. please share a link with me mark.palmos at gmail.com

  37. [email protected]

  38. i want and invite [email protected] :(

  39. much love to the person who send me an invite: raul.umanzor(at)gmail.com

  40. I want an I invite [email protected]

  41. I’m begging for an invite. Please, good people, can you send me one to no.cannabis at gmail.

  42. If anyone is able to loophole an invite it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

    emurillo31(at)gmail dot com

    1. if it works for you, please hook me up too! Trying all night. jeremymshores at the wikety wikety gmail

  43. pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee invite meee! [email protected], thanks so much in advance!

  44. would love an invite, will send you a Christmas card!
    mikemelendrez@gmail dot com

  45. Alright, on the band wagon, would love an invite fellow Phandroidians:
    [email protected]

  46. If anyone still had the invites ability, please drop one grremlin AT gmail dot com

  47. someone please send me an invite at [email protected]

  48. ……

  49. If anyone has any spare invites id appreciate it. Thanks in advance.
    [email protected]

  50. I’m dying to get in! jonwilkie AT gmail DOT com if someone is feeling generous…

  51. Nice sniff at the end :)

  52. can someone send me an invite id really appreciate it. diegog1989 at gmail

  53. Would appreciate an invite! jfelts at gmail
    Thanks if someone can do it!

  54. You know.. This would all work better, if there was some feedback when you got an invite, and maybe a promise to invite 2 others from the same thread.. right now it’s just chaos.. get an invite, and response to your own post and say your good now.. then find someone who hasn’t gotten it, and send them one.

  55. Please, can you invite me to google+ Mail: –deleted–

    I just get access!

  56. Could I please get an invite???? :-) [email protected]

    It would be much appreciated!

  57. I love Chris Chavez, he’s so cute..

  58. add me please [email protected]

  59. If you have time I would love an invite. paul dot malcolm dot sousa at gmail dot com. Thanks!

  60. This long time googler would love the opportunity for a plus invite….Please
    [email protected]

  61. Thank you Jason Farrell!!! Woooo

  62. can anyone send me an invite? henriques.nuno(a)gmail com

  63. thanks Evan you rule! :)

  64. Can I please have an invite?

    Daniel dot Hesselman at gmail dot com

  65. WOW that was quick :)
    Thanks a lot Stephen :)

  66. I’d kill for an invite, but I’d rather not to. ;) Pretty please: bargiel [at] gmail [dot] com

  67. Invite me plox!
    [email protected]

  68. same here .. Just waiting still :) mistypotchi @ gmail

  69. Would love an invite if anyone feels kind enough to do so. [email protected]

  70. [email protected] “Y E P”

  71. Make Google+ profile picture and Make Google plus banners for profile online:
    http://gpluspic.com and http://gpluspic.com/banner

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