Adding and removing photos

  • Note: Only organizers and co-organizers can create new photo albums.

    Note: Animated GIFs are not supported on Meetup.

    Think of your Meetup photo album like a crowdsourced memory bank. These albums are a great way to share memories with others attendees and give new members a sense of what Meetups are actually like. And because anyone can add their photos to an album, it’s perfect for capturing a Meetup from lots of different perspectives.

    When an organizer schedules a new Meetup, a photo album for that Meetup is created automatically. All group members can add photos to Meetup albums, provided they are under 10MB in size and are in JPG, PNG, or GIF format.

    To upload a photo:

    Desktop & Mobile Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, click Meetups.
    2. To upload photos of a Meetup you’ve already attended, click Past.
    3. Click on the Meetup to which you want to add your photos.
    4. Scroll down to Photos, and click Add Photos.

    Android App

    1. Navigate to the Meetup group's page.
    2. Under the "Meetups" section, tap See all Meetups.
    3. Select the Meetup event from the Upcoming or Past tab.
    4. Under the "Photos" section, tap Add Photos.
    5. Select Take a photo or Select photo from the pop-up menu.
    6. Select your photo, add a caption, and tap the Checkmark icon.

    iOS App

    1. Navigate to the Meetup group's page.
    2. Under the "Meetups" section, tap See all.
    3. Select the Meetup event from the Upcoming or Past tab.
    4. Under the "Photos" section, tap Add Photos.
    5. Select Take a photo or Select photo from the pop-up menu.
    6. Select your photo, add a caption, and tap Post.
    Uploading photos of a Meetup
  • Note: On the Android and iOS apps, it’s only possible to delete photos that have been uploaded to Meetup photo albums.

    Not all pictures turn out great. Maybe you were having a not-so-photogenic day, or you just want to change things up with your Meetup group and start fresh. Whatever the reason, you have the ability to delete any photo you upload to a Meetup group photo album. Don’t worry about another member deleting your memories; only the organizers and co-organizers can delete photos that aren’t their own.

    Photos deleted from an album are removed permanently. The only way to retrieve them is for the owner of the photo to re-upload them.

    To delete a photo from an album:

    Desktop Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Photos
    2. Open the album that contains the photo you want to delete
    3. Click the photo you’d like to delete
    4. Above the photo, click Delete
    5. Confirm by clicking Yes, I’m Sure

    Mobile Web

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, select Photos
    2. Open the album that contains the photo you want to delete
    3. From the thumbnails, choose the photo you want to delete
    4. Select the three dots icon and choose Delete
    5. Confirm Delete this photo? with the Delete button

    Android App

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, scroll down to Group Calendar
    2. Tap See all
    3. Tap on the Meetup album that contains the photo you want to delete
    4. Tap on the photo
    5. Tap on the three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner
    6. Select Delete from the drop-down menu
    7. In the pop-up message that appears, tap Delete to confirm

    iOS App

    1. From your Meetup group’s homepage, scroll down to the "Meetups" section and tap See all
    2. Select Upcoming or Past Meetups
    3. Tap the Meetup event album that contains the photo you want to delete
    4. Tap the photo
    5. Tap the three dots icon in the upper right-hand corner
    6. In the pop-up message that appears, tap Delete to confirm
    How do I delete photos from an album?
  • Having a cover photo for you Meetup is a quick simple way to brand your Meetup on your group page, the mobile apps, and the Find page. Having a cover photo will help your group be more appealing to potential members. To stand out from the crowd even further, you could check out how to Swarmify Your Group.

    Once you set up your cover photo on either the desktop or mobile website, everything will sync up with your mobile app. For best results, you should choose a photo in JPG, PNG, or non-animated GIF format with a 16:9 ratio. The ideal dimensions for a group cover photo are 600 x 338. Please note that the file size limit is 10MB. 

    If you’re setting your cover photo for the first time, you must set it from your

    Desktop web

    1. Go to your Meetup group’s homepage
    2. If you’re just starting out and don’t have any group photos yet, select Upload a photo
    3. If you already have group photos, select Change photo
    4. Here you can either Choose from existing or Upload a photo if you want something new
    5. Choose your new cover photo and be sure to Save your changes

    Mobile Web

    1. Navigate to your Meetup group's page.
    2. Tap Change photo
    3. Tap Upload a photo or Choose from existing.
    4. Choose your photo, crop it accordingly, add a caption, and tap Finish to confirm.

    Android App

    1. Navigate to your Meetup group's page.
    2. Tap the ... Three dots icon, and select Group settings.
    3. Tap Basics. (This will open your mobile web view.)
    4. Select Change photo.
    5. Choose your new cover photo from your previously uploaded photos, and tap Save.

    iOS App

    1. Navigate to your Meetup group's page.
    2. Tap the ... Three dots icon, and select Group settings.
    3. Choose Basics.
    4. Select Change photo.
    5. Choose your new cover photo from your previously uploaded photos, and tap Save.

    Note: You can choose from photos you've previously uploaded to your Meetup group on the Android and iOS apps. To upload a new photo, follow the Desktop Web or Mobile Web instructions.

    How do I set my Meetup group's cover photo?
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