When you create an event, you can share it with your members right away, or wait to announce it later. Once published, your event will appear on your group calendar and homepage, but your members will not receive a notification until you announce the event.
Sending the announcement
After you publish your event, you'll be prompted to announce it to your members. To send an invitation immediately, select Announce it now. Your members will receive a notification on Meetup and via email.
You will receive a confirmation email that the event has been scheduled, rather than a copy of the event announcement.
Sending an announcement later
If you’ve selected Do it later, there is an Announce button on the event page. This reminder will remain at the top of your event homepage until seven days before the event is scheduled to take place.
If you don’t make your announcement within seven days of the event, the Announce button on the event will disappear. We’ll automatically send a reminder to your members six days and one day before the event.
Announcements on the app
When you publish your event on the iOS or Android app, the announcement goes out to your members immediately. There is no option to announce it later.
Automatic event reminders
Members of your group receive two notifications about an upcoming event, in addition to the initial announcement (if you made one).
- Six days before an event, we’ll send a reminder to members who have RSVPed 'Yes.’ We’ll also send an invitation to members who haven’t RSVPed, encouraging them to do so.
- One day before an event, we’ll send a reminder to members who have RSVPed 'Yes.'