• Maximize your audience by combining in-person and online event experiences. Hybrid events allow attendees to choose whether they'll attend in-person or via an online video link.

    Note: Hybrid events are only available to Pro organizers. Learn more about upgrading to Meetup Pro.

    To create a hybrid event, follow these steps:

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    1. Visit your group homepage and click Create event.
    2. Enter your event title, date, time, duration, and description.
    3. In the Location section, select the Hybrid tab.
    4. For the online portion of your event, add a video conferencing link in the Add link field.
    5. For the in-person portion, enter the physical address in the Add venue field.
    6. Complete any optional settings, including an event photo.
    7. Click Publish.

    Both the in-person venue and online link will appear on the event homepage. 

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    Separate attendee and guest limits can be set for the in-person and online parts of your event. You can also set different event fees for attending in person or online.

    Take a look at how your attendees will RSVP to hybrid events. Keep an eye on our Product Updates page for news and expanded functionality for hybrid events.

    Creating a hybrid event
  • At this time, network events can only be scheduled online.

    After you’ve created a network event, you can view or manage the event from the Network Events tab of your Pro Dashboard.

    In your Meetup Pro navigation bar, select Network Events. You’ll see a list of all the network events you’ve created so far.


    Click Announce next to an event when you’re ready to notify members about your new event. Announcements will be sent to members across all groups in which you’ve posted the network event.

    To edit a network event, click Manage next to the event and select Edit event from the dropdown menu. Changes made to the network event will be reflected in each group’s post of the network event. 

    If you’d like to contact attendees of the event across all groups, click Manage next to the event and select Contact Attendees. Write your message, then click Send

    Upcoming events can be cancelled by clicking Manage next to the event and selecting Cancel event. Each posting of the event in all groups will be removed, and all attendees will be notified.

    Editing a network event
  • Meetup Pro administrators can use their dashboard to publish an online event across multiple groups in their network. Expand the reach of your community by creating a network event!

    At this time, network events can only be scheduled online.

    To schedule a network event, follow these steps on a desktop or laptop computer:

    1. In your Meetup Pro navigation bar, select Groups.
    2. Select at least two groups which you organize.
    3. Click Create network event.
    4. Complete the event scheduler form, then click Publish.

    Your network event will be simultaneously published to the groups you selected. Use the filters on your dashboard to review attendance statistics across your entire network.


    Attendees will see an icon indicating that this is a network event. The total number of groups and attendees participating in the event will be displayed on each event page of a network event in addition to the attendees from the specific group.


    Editing a network event will apply changes to all postings of the event across your network.

    Creating a network event
  • Share an event template with local organizers to create branded events across your entire network. Event templates will automatically populate event titles and descriptions for group organizers who are scheduling new events.

    You can create or edit templates from your Templates page.

    Creating a new template

    1. In your Meetup Pro navigation bar, select Templates
    2. Then click New Template.
    3. Fill out the template name, event title, and description and designate if it’s an online event. 
    4. Click Create to save it.

    When local organizers schedule events for their group, they’ll be able to select from your list of templates.

    Creating online event templates

    When you create an online event template, you can add a video conferencing link.

    The link in your online event template must be related to a video conferencing service. Don’t include any additional text aside from the link or use a link shortener.

    If you'd like to invite members of different groups in your network to the same online event, you may want to try creating a network event.

    Creating Pro event templates
  • 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.

    Using Meetup's API
  • Meetup Pro’s network analytics helps you track members, events, and RSVPs for the groups in your network. Explore your network's trends to discover what resonates with your local communities and optimize your outreach.  

    Learn more about Meetup Pro pricing and starting a free trial.

    This video walkthrough can help you get familiarized with your Pro Dashboard:

    View your Pro network analytics

    To view your Pro network analytics:

    1. Log into your Meetup account.
    2. Navigate to your Pro Dashboard by clicking the link on the upper right corner.
    3. Select the Analytics tab on the left-hand side.

    Downloading Pro network analytics

    Click the Gear button to download your data as a PDF or CSVs. You can also download data from each section of data by clicking the Three dots button, then Download data.



    Select Filters, located at the top of the page, to sort your network data by group, time period and location. Apply a series of filters to focus on specific groups in your network. Your analytics data is refreshed every 24 hours.  

    Filters only apply to the new members, RSVPs, popular events, and active and inactive organizers sections of your dashboard.

    Data on the analytics page

    Network overview


    The network overview section showcases current member, event, and RSVP statistics for your whole network and activity over the past 90 days.

    A. Total members: The number of members in any group that has ever been a part of your Pro network. If an individual is a member of multiple groups, they are only counted once.

    B. Members who have joined in the past 90 days: The total number of members who have joined any group that has ever been a part of your Pro network in the past 90 days. If a member joins and then leaves a group in your network within the 90-day period, that member is counted in this total.

    C. Total events hosted: The total number of events hosted by any group that has ever been a part of your Pro network.

    D. Number of events hosted in the past 90 days: The total number of events hosted in the past 90 days by any group that has ever been a part of your Pro network.

    E. Total RSVPs: The total number of ‘Yes’ RSVPs, including guests, for all past events hosted by any group that has ever been a part of your Pro network.

    F. Number of RSVPs in the past 90 days: The total number of ‘Yes’ RSVPs, including guests, for all events hosted in the past 90 days by any group that has ever been a part of your Pro network.

    G. Membership Growth in the past 90 days: Number of new members who've joined any group in your Pro network. If an individual is a member of multiple groups, they're counted for each group. If a member has since left your group(s) or deactivated their Meetup account, they're still counted here.

    Your Pro dashboard refreshes every 24 hours. The number reported in G may differ from the total member count listed in your Members tab or on your network profile.

    For the most up-to-date data, check your Members tab. (See H below.) This will confirm the number of total members in groups currently included in your Pro network. If an individual is a member of multiple groups, they are only counted once here.


    New members and RSVPs

    The new members and RSVPs sections outline the number of new members who have joined your Pro network and your groups’ activity over time. You can adjust the date range of this section with filters.


    Popular events

    The popular events section highlights events with the most member and guest activity in your network. View a breakdown of your network’s events based on ‘Yes’ RSVPs and confirmed guests. Click the event name for a direct link to the event page. You can adjust the date range of this section with filters.


    Analyze event performance by looking at:

    • The day of the week and the time of the event
    • The format of the event and trending topics

    Pro tip: Use filters to compare the success of events from one group to another and identify trends across different regions. Create event templates based on successful events to share with local organizers in your network.

    Active and inactive organizers

    The active and inactive organizers section is a breakdown of organizer and group activity in your network. Sort organizers who have hosted an event with at least one ‘Yes’ RSVP and the number of days since an organizer last hosted an event. You can adjust the date range of this section with filters.


    Stay up-to-date on group activities across your network and know when to reach out to inactive organizers for support:

    • Help organizers find sponsors.
    • Ask active organizers to share content from successful events they hosted recently.
    • Encourage busy organizers to nominate leadership members to share the workload.
    Understanding network analytics on your Pro Dashboard
  • If you’d like to grant Meetup Pro admin access to additional leaders in your network, please submit a direct request to Meetup’s Community Support Team. Note that granting any individual this level of access gives them visibility into network-wide data and allows them use of all admin, organizer permissioning, and messaging tools.

    How do I add admins to my Meetup Pro account?
  • Get to know your event attendees on a professional level with the registration form. Check out this video to get started:

    You can find more detailed instructions below.

    Turning on the registration form

    For an organizer to use the registration form, it must be enabled. It is enabled by default for groups in your network.

    Administrator instructions

    To edit the registration form option for a group:

    1. Navigate to the Groups tab of your Pro dashboard.
    2. Under the Registration form column, toggle on or off for each group.

    Organizer instructions

    To turn on the registration form for an event:

    1. Select Create event and then Create a new event on your group’s homepage.
    2. Under “Optional settings,” toggle Registration form.
    3. Select which questions to ask your attendees.
      • First and last name
      • Current role
      • Organization name
      • Main reason for attending

    Downloading registration responses

    Responses from the registration form are downloadable as a CSV, which is available to Pro network administrators and local organizers. 

    Administrator instructions

    To download registration responses from multiple events:

    1. Navigate to the Events tab on the Pro Dashboard.
    2. Select the events you’d like to download.
    3. Click Download on the right side above the list of events.

    Organizer instructions

    To download registration responses for a specific event, using a desktop or laptop computer:

    1. Under the Attendees section of an event homepage, click Manage.
    2. In the Attendee Manager, click Tools in the upper right-hand corner.
    3. Select Registration responses from the dropdown menu.
    Meetup Pro: Using the registration form
  • Your Pro dashboard includes tools for managing groups in your Meetup Pro network, looking up and contact group members, and preparing templates for events hosted by groups in your network.


    Meetup Pro’s network analytics helps you track members, events, and RSVPs for the groups in your network. Learn more about analytics on your Pro dashboard.


    Manage groups in your Pro network with this tool.

    Need to look up a group in your network? The search filters can help you identify inactive groups, see how new groups are performing, and see how groups are performing in a particular country or region.

    You can filter groups based on the following:

    • Location
    • Number of members
    • Number of past events
    • Number of upcoming events
    • Groups that have hosted no events recently
    • Date of next event
    • Created date

    Select groups that you organize to schedule a network event.

    Click Add group to create new groups or link existing groups to your network.

    Click Edit groups to quickly update the basic settings for groups in your network, including descriptions and requirements for members joining the group.


    Use this tool to send targeted messages to members of your community based on membership status, behavior, or activity level. 

    Use search filters to find more specific cross-segments like “Members in New York who have attended more than 3 events.” To select individuals from a filtered list, check and uncheck the boxes beside the member’s name.

    Find members by using the search filters:

    • Group role
    • Group name
    • Location
    • Join date
    • RSVP count
    • Last visit to a group in your network
    • Online events

    Send a message

    To send a message, tap New message in the top right corner. Fill out your message and tap Send. Meetup will notify members of your message by email, and members will be able to reply directly to the email address on file for your Meetup account.

    Communication history

    To view your communication history, tap the Sent Messages link at the top of the page. You can see the date, subject, and content of the messages you’ve sent using this tool.


    Keep track of events hosted in your network with this tool. Find events by using the following filters:

    • Group hosting the event
    • Location
    • Hosts
    • Date
    • Event status (upcoming or past)
    • RSVP count

    To open or edit an event, click on the title of the event to view the full event homepage.

    Network Events

    After publishing a network in your Groups tab, manage and review the event across multiple groups. Use the filters to find specific network events. From this tab, you can:

    • Announce
    • Edit
    • Contact attendees
    • Cancel


    This tool enables you to create event templates, which make it easy for you and your group organizers to create new events. When group organizers schedule an event, they’ll be able to choose a template to automatically populate some settings in the scheduler form.

    Creating a new template

    1. In your Meetup Pro navigation bar, select Templates
    2. Then click New Template.
    3. Fill out the template name, event title & description. 
    4. Click Create to save it.

    Once you’ve done that, your local leaders will be able to select the template when they schedule events within their group. Only local leaders will see the template names. Members will see the event title and details, as if they were any other event.

    Learn more about creating an online event template.

    Editing an existing template

    To edit a template after you’ve created it, go back to the main ‘Templates’ page and select the template you’d like to edit. Make the changes, and tap ‘Continue’ to save your changes


    Customize your Network Profile with this tool.

    Your Network Profile is a publicly visible map and customizable web page to showcase a growing community on Meetup. Local organizers, members, and guests can see what's happening in their neighborhood and across the world.

    Make sure to scroll down and select Save to publish any changes.

    Pro admin tools overview
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