Real-time event chat is now available to some Meetup organizers using the desktop website or the classic Meetup app.
Send immediate updates about changes to your event time or venue – or share ideas and conversations prior to, during, or after your event.
At this time, event chat is available for many new and existing standard Meetup subscribers. If you do not see event chat on your event homepage, please be patient – we expect to launch this feature to all users soon. Event chat is not yet available for Meetup Pro organizers.
Setting up event chat
Event chat is accessible on the right side of the event homepage, under the date and location. Once you tap the Event chat button, organizers and members will be able to send messages, files, and photos.
You may view, copy, reply, report, or react to each other’s messages. To tag an attendee in a message, type the @ symbol and select the attendee to tag.
Who sees event chat?
Event chat is designed to replace event comments as the primary mode of communication for your attendees.
When event chat is visible, you should not see event comments or receive notifications about them. Existing event comments will not be transferred to event chat. Some groups with pre-planned events may still see event comments in older events published before we launched event chat. If you’re using event chat in a newly published event, and are still seeing event comments or receiving notifications about event comments, please contact our Community Support team.
When event chat is visible, attendees who have RSVP’d to your event will be able to see and use this feature. Attendees receive a push and on-site notification for new posts in event chats.
What content can I send in event chat?
Organizers and members are free to send text or media attachments in event chat, as long as the content shared follows our Community Guidelines.
Any photos posted in event chat will not be automatically shared in a group or event photo album.