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 is changing its API access on August 15, 2019. API keys will be removed and all version 2 integrations will need to transition to version 3 by that date. You can apply for an OAuth consumer free of charge before August 15, 2019.
Applying for OAuth authorization
OAuth is an authorization protocol that allows API applications to securely authenticate on a user's behalf. You can apply for an OAuth consumer to use Meetup's API. Learn more about OAuth authentication.
Note: Beginning on August 15, 2019, only members with an active Meetup Pro subscription will be able to create new OAuth consumers.
Meetup is currently using API version 3.
Note: Beginning on August 15, 2019, API version 2 will no longer be available, even if you have already applied for an OAuth consumer.
Frequently asked questions
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.