Note: It’s currently only possible to remove or ban a member on desktop web or mobile web.
Organizers, co-organizers, and assistant organizers can choose to remove or ban members from their groups. Removing and banning serve different purposes, and it's up to the Meetup group leadership to choose which one is appropriate.
If you remove a member from your Meetup group, they can still request to rejoin.
If you ban a member, they're removed from your group and can never rejoin. (You can undo this later.)
When or why to remove someone from your Meetup group can vary from member to member. If you're removing no-shows, pending members, etc., removing them instead of banning them completely might be a better option for you.
Removing or banning a member
- Click the member from the Members page of your Meetup group
- Click the Admin Tools dropdown to the right of their name
- Click Remove member.
To ban a member, select the checkbox to Ban member from re-joining. Then click the Remove member button.
Once a member has been removed, they’ll only be able to rejoin your Meetup group if they take that action on their end.
Strategies for removing or banning members
Whether a member is removed or banned, they’ll receive the same short message that informs them they’ve been removed from the Meetup group. You may also enter a message of your own, explaining why you've taken this action.
When sending a removal message, you may select the Hide your email address checkbox to protect your privacy, and Email me a copy of this message to keep a record.
You can also ban a member during the member approval process, if your Meetup group membership is set to Approval Only. When you choose to Decline the member from joining, you can select the Ban Member option from there.
Once you ban a member from your Meetup group, you'll find their profile added to the Banned Members tab in your Members list. You can also Unban members from there too.