Tuesday , August 22 2017

Google promises Inbox invites for all in happy hour – 10am to 11am AEDT

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Wanna get in on the Inbox action, but don’t have an invite to spare? Never fear, Google’s here … to help. You know how it goes.

After trickling invites out every few days, it looks like the Inbox team is getting ready to open the gates, promising invites today:

“PT” is Pacific Time, and 3pm PT is 10am AEDT, so if you email [email protected] between 10 and 11am this morning (Sydney time, accounting for daylight savings), you should get your invite by midday.

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Before discovering the Nexus One, Jason thought he didn't need a smartphone. Now he can't bear to be without his Android phone. Jason hails from Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane depending on his mood and how detailed a history you'd like. A web developer by day with an interest in consumer gadgets and electronics, he also enjoys reading comics and has a worryingly large collection of Transformers figures. He'd like to think he's a gamer, but his Wii has been in a box since he moved to Sydney, and his PlayStation Vita collection is quite lacking. Most mornings you'll find him tilting at various windmills on Twitter - follow @JM77 and say hi!

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24 Comments on "Google promises Inbox invites for all in happy hour – 10am to 11am AEDT"

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Joshua Hill
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Joshua Hill

I missed the one hour time set. Sent them an email anyway and got my invite a few hours later. Thanks Google 🙂

OzPup
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OzPup

damn you daylight-savings! (w.a)

MIBLegend
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MIBLegend

Got mine

Shano
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Shano

got mine just now

Diverser
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Diverser

“Good news everyone! Two more batches are sending now. About 75% of invites.”

From their twitter feed @inboxbygmail

Martin Leonard
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Martin Leonard

Mine just arrived so they are getting through them

MIBLegend
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MIBLegend

Guess I am not on those batches.

Fred
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Fred

Got mine, was hiding in a category.

Seems like a bit of a mess, and there’s no widget.

Diverser
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Diverser

Just got mine

Sam
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1pm – still no invite. Also got the “Thanks for requesting an invite…” automated repsonse.

This experience has been pretty hit and miss.. Nexus 9 on it’s way hopefully.. best make up for my hard ships lol #firstworldproblems

Usman Yousaf
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If someone can invite me as i missed happy hour??

Diverser
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Diverser

They said another 1h from 5PT time due to the high response

Martin Leonard
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Martin Leonard

EDIT: 13:44 AEST invitation arrived so my bad for badmouthing Google 🙂

Also sent one during the correct time and got a response
“Thanks for requesting an invite. We’ll send you one as soon as possible.
Your friends at Gmail”

And I used the #inboxHappyHour tag in the email but still nothing (12:17)

So broken promise – or overwhelmed with requests? Of course it could just have been a push for requests – maybe their bonus is based on the number who request an invitation?

Shano
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Shano

Looks like some people got an invite & some didn’t on the google+ thread

Sam
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URL for the thread?

Shano
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Shano

I hope you get it. Awaiting approval. I was just reading a reply on it & google had responded to the amount of folk who wanted it & have said we will get an invite by 1pm

Sam
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Sent the email, got the automated response, its 12:07pm.

No invite – more broken promises. inb4tonyabbott

KSI
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I sent one last night. Hope I don’t miss out.

Member

delivery failure….

Fred
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Fred

You might have to try a few times before you get through; google says that an email sent from google to google fails permanently because google can’t deal with the rate of emails sent to google…..

Member

thru now – keep trying, hope they send it

Damon Lewis
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Damon Lewis

I got the delivery failure as well 🙁

ozvic
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ozvic

Just try again a few times. I got it second attempt!

Member
deanomalino

Nice. I’ll be sure to do this! 🙂

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