Most recently, we’ve made a statement that we would not be able to provide a service for upgrading the Recruiter medal since the registration new players through the invite has been disabled since the launch of the Ingress Prime. For quite some time, registration was possible via Scanner Redacted, because of which we could provide this service to our customers, but unfortunately, this feature was also disabled recently. You can still send out an invite through the old client or via the Intel Map, but this won't work.
The Recruiter medal issue has been a heavily discussed topic for the past few months, top questions on reddit:
I have been trying to send some friends Recruit emails, i have tried sending via scanner Redacted and via the Ingress Intel map, problem is these emails dont seem to be going threw has anyone else had this?
Is the recruit system broken?
Many agents in my community find that they can no longer send out recruit email.
How do I get Invites to recruit agents?
For test purposes I wasted my only 2 invites in Redacted a few weeks ago. Now I would like to actually send someone an Invite but the game says I have 0 invites left.
Can't find anywhere how I can get more Invites. Does anyone know how to?
Recruiter doesn't work properly?
I have a problem with this medal. Well, a few months ago I invited my friends to play Ingress. They showed me that they received invitations to the game, they got the required level 3, bronze medal got. But now that I have invited another friend, this one has not received an invitation (I know this because he can't play the Prime version, therefore only inviting him will allow him to play in Redacted). I invited one more friend for the test. He also has the same problem. Is I doing something wrong or is it the game's fault? Did someone has similiar problem? Please, give me detailed answer.
And just a few days ago, Andrew Krug (Niantic representative) has finally given us the answer at the official forum, confirming that the progression of this medal has now been restricted by devs. Andrew has also stated that this is not a priority task and that this problem will not be solved in the nearest future. Niantic focuses on more pressing issues (like global events and optimizations of the new client).
At the moment, our store does not provide services for upgrading recruiters, products with this service will be impossible to purchase. For now RECRUITER still remain on our site in the list of sections, we hope that developers will update recruiting system and implement it with the new version Ingress Prime.
Edited: Dmitry Mostov
Last update: 10.06.2019