Meetup helps new groups find their members. When you create a group, the topics you choose help us promote your group to interested members in several ways. Depending on a group’s topics, we promote groups through email to interested members who’ve selected similar interests, feature groups on Topic pages where members can browse for groups, suggest groups on pages for other similar groups and events, and feature groups through search on the Find page.
New group announcement emails
For some groups, Meetup sends a new group announcement email shortly after the group is submitted and approved. This gives organizers time to schedule their first events and add more detail to their group. New group announcement emails cannot be scheduled, expedited, or delayed.
Who receives new group announcement emails?
New group announcement emails are sent to members who have:
- Selected one or more interests that correspond with a group’s topics
- Set their travel radius to include a group’s general location
Meetup groups must have a designated location so members may decide how far they want to travel for an in-person event. If you'd like your events to reach a wider audience, consider hosting an online event or upgrading to Meetup Pro for access to network events.