Editing your Meetup group

  • We wanted to make it simple to engage with new friends through your other social media platforms. You have the option link your Meetup group to your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Tumblr accounts. This will also make it easier to show everyone else in your life how much fun you’re having in your Meetup group.  

    • From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Manage Group
    • Select Edit group settings 
    • Select the Optional features section and scroll down to Follow us on…
    • Check the corresponding box for each social network you’d like to add, and enter your social profile URLs into the spaces provided
    • Click Submit to save your changes

    Once you’ve linked an account, you’ll see the icon for that social media profile appear in the bottom of your Meetup group’s homepage where it says 'Find us also at.’

    How do I link my Meetup group's homepage to social media?
  • Creating a good web address can be tricky. Here are some tips to help you create a great URL for your Meetup group. 

    • Incorporate the purpose and location of your Meetup group
    • Put dashes between words instead of combining them all into one word; this will help search engines find it
    • Keep your web address between 6-70 characters
    • Only use letters, numbers, and dashes (no punctuation or special characters)
    • Don’t include topic names alone (e.g., singles, pets, politics, etc.) or only cities/states (ex: New York, London)
    • Don’t use a name of a Meetup group that has already been taken
    • Feeling indecisive? You can change your web address at any time.

    To change your Meetup Group's web address:

    1. From your Meetup group's homepage, select Manage group
    2. Select Edit group settings 
    3. Click on Basics
    4. Scroll to the Where section and find Keep this or create a custom address.
    5. Enter the new web address you’ve created in the field (our system will check and display whether it's available for use)
    6. Once you’ve chosen an available address, click Submit to save the changes
    How do I edit my Meetup group's URL?
  • What is your Meetup group about? A successful Meetup has topics that help define it. The right topics will help us recommend your Meetup to the right members whose passions are aligned with yours. 

    Topics appear on your Meetup group’s homepage under the ‘We’re about’ section. You can change your Meetup’s topics at any time. However, if you want to take your Meetup in an entirely new direction, we suggest creating a completely new Meetup group instead. That way, members won’t be confused about the group’s purpose.

    Each Meetup group can have a maximum of 15 topics at any given time.

    Desktop Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Manage group.
    2. Select Edit group settings.
    3. Click the Topics section.
    4. Enter a topic into the field, and select the relevant topic(s) from the suggestions that appear (or create your own topic by typing it in and clicking Create this topic).
    5. To remove a topic you’ve already selected, click the red X to the right of the topic.
    6. Click Submit to save the changes.

    Mobile Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, tap Manage group.
    2. Tap Edit group settings.
    3. Tap the Topics section.
    4. Enter a topic into the field, and select the relevant topic(s) from the suggestions that appear.
    5. To remove a topic you’ve already selected, tap the X to the right of the topic.
    6. Be sure to tap Save to save the changes.

    Android & iOS Apps

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, tap the ... three dots icon.
    2. Tap Group settings (this will open your mobile web browser in the Android app).
    3. Tap the Topics section.
    4. Enter a topic into the field, and select the relevant topic(s) from the suggestions that appear.
    5. To remove a topic you’ve already selected, tap the X to the right of the topic.
    6. Be sure to tap Save to save the changes.

     

    How do I edit my Meetup group's topics?
  • Start with a good first impression.

    Your Meetup group’s description is one of the first points of interest for potential members. Make sure the description answers these questions: 

    • Who should join: Describe your ideal members.
    • Why they should join: To learn more? Get involved in their community? Challenge their skills?
    • What members can expect out of the group: Paint a clear image of typical activities and outings members can expect from this group.
    • Community: How will your Meetup foster relationships between your members?

    You want to grab a member’s attention within the first few seconds, so it’s important to keep your description brief and informative. Help members have a clear understanding of what your Meetup is about, and whether or not it’s a mutual fit. 

    Desktop & Mobile Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Manage group
    2. Select Edit group settings from the drop-down menu
    3. On your Group Settings page, select Basics
    4. Enter your new group description under Meetup group description
    5. Save to confirm the update 

    Android & iOS Apps

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, tap the three dots icon
    2. Tap Group settings (this will open your Group settings page in your mobile web browser)
    3. From the Group Settings page, select Basics
    4. Enter your new group description under Meetup group description
    5. Tap Save to confirm the update
    How do I edit my Meetup group's description?
  • It can be hard to come up with the perfect name for your Meetup group right off the bat. Don’t worry, though - it’s simple for organizers to change a group’s name at any time.

    Keep in mind, if you’re significantly changing the focus of your Meetup group in addition to its name, you may want to consider starting an entirely new group instead. If you do decide to simply edit your existing group name, it’s a good idea to let your members know to avoid any confusion.

    Desktop Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, click Manage group 
    2. Select Edit group settings from the drop-down menu
    3. In the group settings page, click Basics
    4. Enter your new group name under Meetup Group Name
    5. Click Save to confirm the update

    Mobile Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, tap Manage group
    2. Tap Edit group settings from the drop-down menu
    3. On the group settings page, tap Basics
    4. Tap on your current group name to edit it
    5. Enter your new group name
    6. Tap Save to confirm the update

    Android App

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, tap the gear icon
    2. Tap Group Settings from the pop-up options (this will open your group settings page in your mobile web browser)
    3. On the group settings page, tap Basics
    4. Tap on your current group name to edit it
    5. Enter your new group name
    6. Tap Save to confirm the update 

    iOS App

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, tap the three dots icon
    2. Select Group settings (this will open your group settings page in your mobile web browser)
    3. On the group settings page, tap Basics
    4. Tap on your current group name to edit it
    5. Enter your new group name
    6. Tap Save to confirm the update
    How do I change my Meetup group's name?
  • Visibility settings affect what non-members can see about your Meetup group before joining. These settings have to do only with the content of your Meetup group. Private and Public Meetup groups will both appear in search results and be recommended to members. 

    In Private groups, the following information is visible to everyone, including non-members:

    1. Basic group stats (date founded, number of members, group reviews)
    2. Meetup group description
    3. Name of the main organizer(s) and their photo
    4. Sponsors
    5. Date and time of upcoming Meetups
    6. Title of upcoming Meetups
    7. About this Meetup group page in the Pages section and any additional Pages which have been set to be viewable by Anyone
    8. Files which have been set to be viewable by Anyone
    9. In groups where the message board is set to Forum view, any Forums which have been set to Everyone can see it

    In Public groups, the following information is visible to everyone, including non-members:

    1. Basic group stats (date founded, number of members, group reviews)
    2. Meetup group description
    3. Name of the main organizer(s) and their photo
    4. Date and time of upcoming Meetups
    5. Title of upcoming Meetups
    6. Location of upcoming Meetups
    7. List of members RSVPed to a scheduled Meetup, event descriptions & host name(s)
    8. Full member list, photo albums, all message board threads & discussion boards, and mailing list archives
    9. New activity posted on the Meetup group
    10. Recent Meetup details

    Mailing Lists and Discussion Board posts are always public if set to Forum View. 

     

    Note: Making your group private is a permanent change. If you make your group private, you won’t be able to make it public again.


    To adjust your Meetup group’s content visibility settings:
    Desktop Web

    - From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Manage group
    - Choose Edit group settings
    - Select Content visibility
    - Choose either Public or Private
    - Confirm with Save

    Mobile Web
    - From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Manage group
    - Choose Edit group settings 
    - Select Basics
    - Check or un-check the box next to Make group private
    - Confirm with Save

    Android & iOS App
    - From your Meetup group, tap on the  icon in the upper right hand corner
    - Select Group settings from the dropdown menu to open mobile web
    - Follow the above mobile web instructions to choose Public or Private

    How do I edit my Meetup group's visibility?
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