Google Invite Feature Has Been Shut Down %u2013 Vic Gundotra Speaks. Because I religiously read Niki Black's tweets, she was able to get me an invite to the private beta of Google+, which opened the ability to invite others to the beta. Thanks, Niki. I actually downloaded the Android app first, and it is great. I have been separating my friends and fellow attorneys with whom I have had email contact into my Circles. If you want to be in a Circle, send me an email and I will take care of it. Naturally, Google is taking the adoption slowly, so as to keep the system up and running. However, I predict great success for it, as many of us are over Facebook's cavalier attitude towards the privacy and portability of our data.