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 August 15, 2019. API keys have been removed and all version 2 integrations need to transition to version 3.
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.
Meetup is currently using API version 3.
Note: As of August 15, 2019, API version 2 is no longer be available even if you have already applied for an OAuth consumer.
Frequently asked questions
Do I need a Meetup Pro subscription to apply for OAuth authorization?
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 events from groups you're a member of or a single group’s events with our event calendar export tools. Zapier is also a great option for other simple integrations.
Is using OAuth different than using API keys?
Yes, using OAuth is a more technically complex process than using API keys. We recommended using OAuth.com as a reference. We transitioned our API access methods to provide a more secure experience for our members.
Will all endpoints in API version 2 remain the same in version 3?
Not necessarily, but the majority of functionality between v2 and v3 will remain the same. Be aware, there is not feature parity between all v2 and v3 endpoints. Make sure you reference our API documentation carefully when making the transition between v2 and v3.