Google’s new social networking platform, Google+, has become so popular in its two days of existence that the company has had to shut down some features to cope with demand.
Google last night shut for the invite mechanism on Google+, because of “insane demand” according to Vic Gundotra, Google’s head of social media.
“We’ve shut down invite mechanism for the night,” Gundotra wrote. “Insane demand. We need to do this carefully, and in a controlled way.”
He offered some advice for users affected by the shutdown: “For any who wish to leave, please remember you can always exit and take your data with you by using Google Takeout. It’s your data, your relationships, your identity.”
Google launched its Google+ platform earlier this week, going head to head against Facebook in the social networking market.