How to Send Party Invites on Google+

Posted October 12, 2013 by Vishwanath Dalvi in Google

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Though Facebook is the most popular medium for inviting friends to social events, parties, or public meetings, you can use Google+, the fastest growing social network, to do the same with more features.

Sending out invitations on Google+ is quick and easy.

1. Log on to your Google+ account, and click on Event.

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2. A new pop-up window named Create event layout appears. Add essential details such as the event title, event date, start time, and end time. You can also add the location and details, which are optional.

4. Invite friends using their email addresses, or you can directly include circles of friends, as I did in the example below, inviting school, college and family members using different circles I already have.

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5. Additionally, unlike Facebook, you can add an Events theme image by clicking on the top banner of the Events window. Click on select theme, and you will find various theme banners for birthdays, weddings and more.

6. Most importantly, you can control who can see the list of invited guests or friends can invite their friends. Select hide guest list, using Event Options.

7. You can see the details of the event you have planned in the event tab in the left pane.

How is your first impression of Google+ Events? If you have any thoughts on Facebook Events vs Google+ Events, please share them with us through the comments field.

 

About Vishwanath Dalvi

Vishwanath Dalvi is a gifted engineer and tech enthusiast. He enjoys music, magic, movies, and gaming. When not hacking around or supporting the open source community, he is trying to overcome his phobia of dogs.
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  • KimH

    We are a group of mountinbikers who use a Google+ group to arrange rides, share pics etc. Google+ events works great for this purpose. But for some reason it is not possible to create a group event using the mobile Google+ app 🙁

    Some other minor issues I have experienced in Google events is that the start time can only be set to whole and half hours… Quarterly could be nice for our purpose. Also when clicking the calendar to select a date for the event, it sometimes starts several months back in time. Annoying having to click through several months to get to present time.

    A nice feature to have, could be to subscribe to events created by others, to get info on new participants etc.

    • Vishwanath Dalvi

      > Nice observation, yeah We can not edit the time as per our needs, it’s mandatory to mention on hourly basis.
      Subscribing to events is good feature to have, let’s hope, Google with come up with this in their next change.