Starting a Meetup group connects you with passionate people looking to share experiences in real life. It’s simple to start a group and schedule events, and we’ll help promote your group to interested people who are ready to join you.
1. Creating your group
When writing your description, you may use a ChatGPT integration to generate a basic paragraph. For a more successful group, we encourage you to edit the AI-generated description to be more personalized and human. You can always edit your description after publishing your group. Learn more about editing group descriptions.
When you finish creating a group, a member of our team reviews it based on our community guidelines and makes sure it gets promoted to the right people. You can expect a decision by email within 24 hours.
Instructions for the Meetup app
To start a new group from the app (iOS and Android), create an account and select + New group from the Home view.
2. Finding members
Shortly after a group is approved, we’ll help share it with interested members in your area. This announcement is targeted to members who have similar interests to your group and invites them to join.
3. Organizing events
We recommend creating your first event after submitting your group for approval or shortly after approval. Having an event scheduled right away attracts interested people when your group is announced. You’ll have access to your group and the ability to create an event while your group is waiting for approval.
Meetup proudly supports flexible monetization strategies, so you can offset your organizing costs with ticketed events or member dues. Learn more about how easily you can set up event ticketing.