Starting or leaving a Meetup

  • You can provide feedback about an event by sharing a rating then choosing from a list of follow-up responses.

    Your ratings and responses are anonymously shared with the group’s organizer and the event host.


    How to share event feedback

    When you RSVP to an event, you will receive a prompt on Meetup inviting you to share feedback. Sharing feedback is optional and cannot be edited once it’s submitted.

    Who can share feedback about an event?

    Members who have RSVPed to an event can share feedback after the event has ended.

    If you did not attend the event but RSVPed as attending, you can opt out from leaving feedback by selecting I didn’t go.

    Sharing feedback about an event
  • If you’re looking for a new Meetup group to join, you can search either by Groups or Calendar. Searching by group is a great way to find a community of people that share your interest. If you’re looking specifically for an upcoming event that piques your interest, then searching by Calendar will show you specific Meetups happening soon.

    Desktop Web
    - Head to the Meetup Find page
    - Choose whether you’d like to search by Groups or Calendar by clicking on your preference
    - Enter a search term or browse by category by clicking in the search bar
    - If you’d like to fine-tune your search click ‘Sort by Best match’ and select another option from the drop-down menu

    Mobile Web
    - Tap either Groups or Explore in the top navigation bar
    - Enter a search term or browse by category by tapping on the magnifying glass icon
    - You can fine-tune your search by tapping the v Down arrow icon next to Your groups and suggestions

    Android & iOS Apps
    You can search for Meetup groups and events on the homepage with the Magnifying glass icon labeled "Explore."

    Here are the primary filters you can use to find upcoming events: 
    - Tap a suggested event card to see recommendations in your area
    - Tap All upcoming or Browse by category

    Secondary filters allow you to search by:
    Keyword or category: Type keywords that interest you, or choose from one of our categories
    Date range: Choose a specific date, check out this week’s or next week’s events, or search for something to do this weekend
    Time of day: Morning, Afternoon, Evening, and Night
    Limit distance: From 2 miles up to 100 miles away
    Your groups only or all groups
    Sort by: See your recommended events first or sort them by date

    How do I find an event?
  • Meetup groups are powered by their organizers, the movers and the shakers who make events happen.

    To get started, organizers need an organizer subscription plan. From there it’s up to them how they run things. They decide what it’s all about and share important news for the wider group.

    While organizers are the force that keep Meetup groups alive, they do not have to do it alone. Some of our most successful organizers build a leadership team to strengthen their efforts and cultivate their community.

    Who runs a Meetup group?
  • Meetup is about connecting people with something in common. From activities you love and hobbies you want to try, to ways you identify yourself and who you want to be, a Meetup group is a community. A community of people who come together because they care about the same thing. Mountain climbers, first-time parents, aspiring circus performers, coders… you name it, there’s a good chance there’s a Meetup group for it (and if there isn’t, maybe you should create one).

    While the connections begin online, the real memories are made at events. Meetup events are real-life gatherings where members and organizers get together to connect, discuss, and practice activities related to their shared interests.

    Now you’re wondering how to get in on the action. Look no further than our Find page. There, you’ll find groups and events based on your location and interests. Join one, join ten. Join as many as you want. Your social calendar will thank you.

    What is a Meetup group?
  • We know that things change, and that’s OK. Leaving a Meetup group will unsubscribe you from all notifications for that group and will prevent you from RSVPing to Meetups. If you change your mind, you’re always welcome to rejoin.  

    Desktop & Mobile Web

    1. Log in to your account
    2. Go to the homepage for the Meetup group you want to leave
    3. Click You’re a member
    4. Click Leave Group from the drop-down menu
    5. Optionally, you may write a message for the organizer upon leaving the group

    Android & iOS App

    1. Log in to your account
    2. Go to the homepage for the Meetup group you want to leave
    3. Tap the three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner
    4. Click Leave Group from the drop-down menu
    5. Optionally, you may write a message for the organizer upon leaving the group

    Recently paid your dues? Get refunded.

    How do I leave a Meetup group?
  • Your time is precious and we want you to make the most of it. Being part of the right Meetup groups makes it easier for you to spend your time doing the things that matter most to you.

    When you find a group you want to be part of, it’s easy to join. Once you do, you can connect with other members in the group, keep up-to-date with what’s going on, and participate in activities on and offline.

    To join a group:

    1. Log in to your account
    2. Go to the homepage for the group you want to join
    3. Click Join us on the homepage on a Desktop / Mobile Web, or tap + to join on the App
    4. Depending on the settings for the group, you will either be added as a new member right away or once the organizer approves your request.


    Joining a Meetup group
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