Inviting your friends to Google+ just got a lot easier, thanks to a subtle change that Google+ has rolled out to its users.
The update gives you the ability to share Google+ invites by simply sharing a link. By sharing your unique link with your friends, up to 150 of them can instantly sign up for Google’s social network. The search giant still offers inviting friends via email as an option.
The update was announced earlier this week by Google+ engineer Balaji Srinivasan. “Since we’re still in field trial, we’re limiting sign-ups from these links to 150 per person for now,” Srinivasan noted in his Google+ post.
While Google has decided not to make Google+ public yet, this should provide yet another boost to Google+’s growth. The social network has amassed approximately 25 million users in its first five weeks, and it continues to grow. One study even predicts that Google+ could have more users than Twitter and LinkedIn within the next year.
To kick things off, I thought that I would share my 150 invites with Mashable‘s readers. If you’re fast enough, you can get an invite by clicking here. And if you need some people to follow, you’re always welcome to add me, Pete Cashmore or the entire Mashable staff to your circles.
I really thought that Google+ should be open to the public by now.