We’ve been patching up top usability issues and working on making your experience scheduling and managing events smooth and efficient. Find some changes you can discover this month below.

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Scheduling an event: Same form, new flexibility

Please note that while we roll out this update, some users will continue to see the old experience. 

Introducing an update to your event schedule form that adds flexibility to your settings, and fixes some of the top issues you told us were getting in your way. It’s the same form with a new layout that makes scheduling more efficient and gives you more control of your events where you need it.

Here’s an overview of what’s new:

  • Improved layout: It’s faster and easier to schedule an event with the same features on a compact form.
  • Custom number of guests: Customize the number of guests per attendee you want to allow, still within a 5 guest limit, so you have more control over your attendance. (Now part of the optional settings below the form.)
  • One-click copying of past events: Copy your most recent event in one click instead of creating an event from scratch.
  • Easy access to drafts: Access your saved drafts quickly from within the form.
  • Simpler event duration: Quickly choose your event end time by selecting an event duration (1.5 hr) instead of specifying a start and end time. (You can still customize an end date and time if you prefer.)
  • Better host selection: Use a simple search feature to conveniently select an event host.
  • Repeating events: Create recurring events (every week, every month) with designated end dates. (Now part of the optional settings below the form.)

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More attendee management tools on your mobile apps

We've introduced more organizer tools to the Meetup mobile apps. Here's what you can now find on Android and iOS. 

  • Mark members as paid
  • Edit guest counts
  • Close RSVPs
  • Add event hosts from the attendee list


Download the Meetup app for Android from Google Play. 
Download the Meetup app for iOS from the App Store.


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Event cancelation updates

We've improved the features around canceling and deleting events.

  • Canceling an event now triggers an automated email to all hosts and RSVPs, so you can be sure the update is clearly communicated with no additional work on your part.
  • Now, when you cancel an event, you can choose for it to remain in your event list, appearing with a crossed-out status, or delete it for full removal.

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Introducing an update to your event schedule form that adds flexibility to your settings, and fixes some of the top issues you told us were getting in your way.

It’s the same form with a new layout that makes scheduling more efficient and gives you more control of your events where you need it.

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Here’s an overview of what’s new:

  • Improved layout: It’s faster and easier to schedule an event with the same features on a compact form.
  • Custom number of guests: Customize the number of guests per attendee you want to allow, still within a 5 guest limit, so you have more control over your attendance. (Now part of the optional settings below the form.)
  • One-click copying of past events: Copy your most recent event in one click instead of creating an event from scratch.
  • Easy access to drafts: Access your saved drafts quickly from within the form.
  • Simpler event duration: Quickly choose your event end time by selecting an event duration (1.5 hr) instead of specifying a start and end time. (You can still customize an end date and time if you prefer.)
  • Better host selection: Use a simple search feature to conveniently select an event host.
  • Repeating events: Create recurring events (every week, every month) with designated end dates. (Now part of the optional settings below the form.)

In addition to what’s new, here’s what’s been fixed:

  • RSVP open and close times won't disappear or change when making edits elsewhere on the form.
  • Events scheduled in different time zones match the group’s time zone instead of the computer’s time zone.
  • Members won’t be able to RSVP with guests when the “Allowing guests” setting is turned off.

Scheduling an event: Same form, new flexibility

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We’re bringing more organizer tools to the Meetup mobile apps.

The latest Android release adds attendee management tools so you can mark members as paid, edit guest counts, close RSVPs, and add event hosts from the attendee list. Coming soon to iOS too.

Please note that while we roll out this update, some users will continue to see the old experience.  

Download the Meetup app for Android from Google Play. 

Download the Meetup app for iOS from the App Store.

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App update: mark members as paid, and more

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We're rolling out an updated calendar page that makes the Meetup website feel more uniform. You'll be seeing more updates like this that preserve or improve functionality and also make the design consistent.

We’ve heard that the calendar was hard to find, and that it was confusing to switch between design schemes on the site. Now, the calendar is easier to access on the Meetups page and has an updated look that's consistent with other pages on the site. Plus it’s mobile responsive so it will look great on any screen you're browsing.

Note: As we roll out the new calendar design to everyone, some members will continue to see the old experience.

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We’re excited to announce the latest version of the Meetup app for iPhone. We’ve rearranged the app to make it easier to keep track of your groups and stay in touch. 

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Now you can:

  • Easily access your Meetup groups from your Home tab
  • Keep track of your upcoming and saved events with your calendar view
  • Discover and search for your next Meetup from the Explore tab
  • Quickly access your Notifications and Messages from your Meetup groups

In the coming months, we’ll continue to work on adding functionality to help you connect with your groups on the go.

Update your Meetup app by downloading from the App Store and please feel free to leave us a review!

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We want to help you focus on building community, not on logistics. So we’re making it easier to find and book a great space for your Meetup. Eligible organizers can now reserve small and medium sized WeWork spaces online in under a minute.

And it’s free for a limited time. (Yes, really!)

Here’s how it works:

1. Go to your Meetup group page on the web. (Coming soon to iOS and Android apps.)

2. Choose "Book a space" in the dropdown that appears when you click "Plan a Meetup."

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3. Browse beautiful WeWork spaces based on your schedule and desired amenities like projectors, whiteboards, and wifi.

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4. Reserve a space and get connected with a WeWork Community Manager, who will help finalize the details of your perfect Meetup.

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5. Schedule your Meetup. Show up with your members to the beautiful WeWork space and do what you do best. Enjoy free refreshments like coffee, tea, and spa water. 

 

Hosting at WeWork is currently available to eligible groups near participating WeWork locations. If you are not yet eligible, we'll notify you when the program is available for your Meetup group. We're expanding to new spaces in new cities, and including more Meetup groups every month.

Thousands of organizers like you have already hosted Meetups at WeWork. Members love the community atmosphere. Organizers love the ease and support. And yes, it’s free for a limited time.

Learn more about Meetups@ WeWork:

Instantly book WeWork space for your Meetup

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Smile! You have new tools to make your group cover photo and featured event photos look great on the page.

Now when you upload a group cover photo or featured event photo, you can easily crop and position the image so that it will fit nicely into the 16:9 space. Grab the crop lines from any corner to best frame your photo. 

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This tool is currently available on web and mobile web. 

 

 

 

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No one likes spammy or low quality discussion threads. To help address that problem, we’re launching a new feature that gives you more control over your Meetup Group Discussions. Flip the toggle 'on' if you'd like members to be able to start a discussion. Or, toggle it to 'off' so that only organizers and the group leadership team can start discussions, limiting members to reply only.

 

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Currently the default ‘on’ setting allows anyone, including members, to start a discussion. You can change this anytime by toggling it to ‘off.’ As an organizer, having the ability to limit who can initiate new threads gives you more control over the quality of your Meetup Group content.

Further details about this feature:

  • The option to reply to a thread will remain open no matter the toggle position
  • Only organizers and co-organizers can enable and disable the toggle
  • Anyone in the leadership team (including assistant organizers and event organizers) can initiate a thread even if the toggle is set to 'off'

Learn about more ways to manage Group Discussions.

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We’ve heard from you that the new layout of your group homepage makes some things harder to do. So we improved it. Now you’ll find two clear drop-downs on your Group homepage. Use Manage Group to access top features for organizing like email members and edit settings, and Plan a Meetup to schedule from scratch, or use new shortcuts to copy a past Meetup or finish a draft.

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We want to make it as easy as possible for you to manage your community, and to make your Meetup Group’s purpose and key info immediately clear to visitors. What we’ve updated:

  • Quick schedule tools: Use the “Plan a Meetup” dropdown to copy a past Meetup, edit a draft, or start from scratch, right from your your Group home.

  • Easy access to key tools: Your most important tools–including Email Members, Group Settings, and Money–are now consolidated into your “Manage Group” dropdown.
  • Cleaner “About’ layout for your Meetup Group: We’ve tweaked how your Group’s key information is presented so that it’s clear and digestible to anyone visiting your Group, and easier for them to share with others on Social Media.

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Enhancements to your Organizer Features

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If you’re an organizer, check out this article to schedule your next event. Here are other useful features organizers use to build successful Meetups.


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Here are a few more tips for navigating the new design:

Group calendar

1. Go to your group page
2. Choose Meetups
3. Select Calendar

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Discussions vs. Message boards

The new Discussions tool helps you get conversations started. Initial posts are limited to 140 characters, and replies have no limit. Discussions sync between the web and mobile apps for a more seamless experience. It’s a great spot for members to brainstorm what to do next.  

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You can also continue to access the old Message Boards on your group page. That feature only exists on the web. 

1. Select More
2. Choose Message boards



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Managing member payments

If you’re an organizer, you can continue to manage all member payments from your group’s Money page

1. Click on Manage Group
2. Choose Manage Money

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Looking for something else? Many of the features that were located at the top of your group page in the old design are now accessible via More in the redesign. This includes: Message boards, Mailing list, Polls, Sponsors, and Stats. 




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We know how important it is to manage your attendees and encourage accountability for people who don’t show up. If you didn’t know, before your Meetup, you can keep your attendee list accurate by adjusting “Going", "Not Going" or "Waitlist”. We've had a few recent additions to your Attendee Management Tools as well. 

No-Shows is Back

The ability to mark 'no-shows' is now available in your Attendee Management tools on Web, Android, and iOS.

 

"Search or Add Attendees:" New on Mobile

Managing your guest lists just got a little easier: we added “search and add attendees” to your iOs and Android app tools. Now, you can filter, find, and add anyone from your Meetup group, rather than just the people who have RSVP'ed. Find the option in each of your Meetup RSVP lists.

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Attendee Management Tools: No-Show & More

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