Meetup's API makes it possible for developers to securely build integrations with Meetup. Before applying to use Meetup's API, please review our API license terms. If you need help using the API, please use our API documentation.
Note: Meetup changed its API access on June 1, 2021. API keys and all integrations need to transition to GraphQL.
Applying for OAuth authorization
OAuth is an authorization protocol that allows API applications to securely authenticate on a user's behalf. Only members with an active Meetup Pro subscription will be able to create new OAuth consumers.
Pro members can apply for an OAuth consumer to use Meetup's API. Learn more about OAuth authentication.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a Meetup Pro subscription to apply for OAuth authorization?
Yes, you must be the administrator of an active Meetup Pro subscription to create new OAuth consumers. Please apply for an OAuth consumer to use Meetup's API.
Having a Pro subscription does not guarantee approval. Meetup reserves the right to deny or revoke licenses that do not abide by our API License Terms and usage guidelines under our sole discretion.
Do I need to use Meetup’s API to access a list of events?
Depending on your task, there are alternatives to using Meetup’s API to access events. You can access a list of a group’s events with our event calendar export tools.
Is using OAuth different than using API keys?
Yes, using OAuth is a more technically complex process than using API keys. We recommend using OAuth.com as a reference. We transitioned our API access methods to provide a more secure experience for our members.
Will all API endpoints remain the same?
Not necessarily, but the majority of functionality between versions will remain the same. Be aware, there is not feature parity between all endpoints. Make sure you reference our API documentation carefully when making the transition.
Which OAuth 2 flows do you support?
We currently support two OAuth 2 flows: the Server flow and the Implicit flow. Read more about these flows and other information about authenticating with the Meetup API.