Once you’ve scheduled your Meetup, it’s time to get the word out. Your Meetup will show in your group calendar, but you can jumpstart attendance by announcing the Meetup to your members.
After you schedule your Meetup, you'll be prompted to announce it to your members. When you're ready, click Announce Meetup to announce it to your members. If you’ve scheduled your Meetup via the desktop or mobile site, you'll also see an Announce later option, which will remain available until seven days before the Meetup is scheduled to take place.
Note: When you schedule your Meetup through the iOS or Android app, the announcement goes out to your members immediately. There is not currently an option to Announce later via the Meetup app.
If you choose not to announce a Meetup immediately, it will still appear on your group’s calendar and homepage, and members will be able to RSVP to and comment on the Meetup as normal.
If you don’t make your announcement prior to seven days out from the Meetup, the announcement option will disappear and we’ll send attendees their first reminder email.
Members who have subscribed to Meetup reminders will receive two email notifications about upcoming Meetups, in addition to the initial announcement, if and when you make one:
- Six days before a Meetup, we’ll send a reminder email to members who have RSVPed 'Yes.’ We’ll also send a message to group members who haven’t RSVPed, encouraging them to do so.
- One day before a Meetup, we’ll send one last reminder to members who have RSVPed 'Yes.' As long as at least two members have RSVPed to the Meetup by this time, we’ll also send one more reminder to those members who have not.