Manage your profile and account

  • In addition to your account's profile photo, you have a profile photo for each of the groups you join. If you don't set a profile photo for a group, your account profile photo will be used by default.

    When your group profile photos are set, changing your account profile photo will not update them. You can update your group profile photos individually and will see your account profile photo as an option when you upload a new photo.

    Profile photo requirements 

    • The recommended ratio is 1:1. For example, a square 200 pixels high by 200 pixels wide photo.
    • Photos must be in JPEG or PNG format and under 10MB.

    Change your account profile photo

    Desktop web

    1. Click on your circular profile button.
    2. Select Profile from the drop-down menu.
    3. Click Change your photo.
    4. Upload a new photo or pick from your existing profile photos.
    5. Select Done to confirm.

    Android & iOS Apps

    1. From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile button.
    2. Tap edit profile or the Pencil.
    3. Select Change or the Camera beneath your current profile picture.
    4. Select one of the following options:
      • Take a photo
      • Select photo from your device
      • Delete photo
    5. Tap the checkmark or Save to confirm.

    Change your group profile photo 

    Desktop web

    1. Navigate to the group homepage.
    2. Select Manage group or You’re a member.
    3. Select Your member profile.
    4. Select Change your photo.
    5. Upload a new photo or pick from your existing profile photos.
    6. Select Done to confirm. 
    Change or remove my profile photo
  • You can change the default location on your account in the location section of your settings page.

    Changing your location

    Desktop instructions

    1. Navigate to the location section of your settings page.
    2. Enter your country and city or ZIP Code.
    3. Click Submit.

    App instructions (Android & iOS)

    1. From the Home tab, tap on your circular Profile button in the top right-hand corner.
    2. Tap Edit Profile or the Pencil.
    3. Tap on your current location.
    4. Search for your new location or select it from the list.
    5. Tap the Checkmark or Save.

    Changing your hometown

    You can change your hometown in the location section of your settings page.

    Your hometown is visible on your profile in addition to your location as a way to let people know where you’re from if you’re traveling. Changing your hometown doesn’t affect your location or any recommendations for groups and events.

    Changing your default search distance

    You can change your default search distance in the interests section of your settings page.

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    Desktop web

    1. Navigate to the interests section of your settings page.
    2. In the “Add interests” section, adjust the search distance between 2 and 100 miles.

    Adding a new city, ZIP Code, or postal code

    If you’d like to change your city, ZIP Code, or postal code but don’t see it listed, submit a request to share the location information you'd like to be added.

    Please include a Google Maps URL with your location including:

    1. Country
    2. City name
    3. ZIP Code or postal code (if applicable)
    Changing your account location
  • Deactivating an account is a permanent action and cannot be undone. If you decide to join Meetup in the future, you’ll need to create a new account.

    To deactivate your account, you must log in to Meetup on a desktop browser.

    Deactivate an account

    Desktop instructions

    1. Navigate to your Settings page.
    2. Scroll down and select Deactivate your Meetup account.
    3. If you’re an organizer with active groups, follow the instructions to step down as the organizer of your groups or close your groups.
    4. Enter your Meetup password.
    5. Click Submit to confirm.

    Deactivate an account created on Google or Facebook

    If you created your Meetup account through Google or Facebook, you will need to create a Meetup password before you can deactivate your account. Once you’ve created a Meetup password, follow the instruction above.

    Create a Meetup password

    1. Navigate to the password reset page.
    2. Enter the email address you use for Google or Facebook.
    3. Click Submit and you will receive an email with instructions to create a Meetup password.

    Data protection rights

    For more information about data protection rights, please review our Privacy Policy.

    Deactivating an account
  • Note: If you change the language on your account from desktop or mobile web, it will not change the settings on your Meetup app.

    We want Meetup to speak your language. Literally.

    Meetup is available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Korean, Dutch, Thai, Turkish, and Russian.

    To change the language on your account:

    Desktop & Mobile Web

    1. Log in to your account
    2. Click on your circular profile icon
    3. Select Settings
    4. Select the General tab
    5. Click edit beside your current language
    6. Select your language preference
    7. Click Save

    Note: If you’re not logged in, you will still see different language options available in the drop-down menu. But changing the language from that view, without logging in, will not update your account settings.

     

    Android & iOS App

    The language of your Meetup app is determined by the default language set on your mobile device. If your device is set to a language that is not currently supported by Meetup, English will be used as your account language.

    To learn more about changing the language of your mobile device, visit Apple support and Google support.

    Changing the language on my account
  • Note: It’s currently only possible to add or edit your interests from your desktop and mobile web browser.

    Adding interests to your profile helps us recommend Meetup groups we think you’ll love. We never want to limit you in pursuing your passions or trying new things (quite the opposite, in fact), so we allow you to add as many interests as you’d like.

    By default, your interests are displayed on your Meetup profile and on your individual Meetup group profiles. You can hide your interests from your Meetup profile if you don’t want them to be visible to others. 

    To edit your interests on desktop:

    1. Go to your General Account Settings
    2. Scroll down to Add interests
    3. Select a suggested interest, or search for an interest by typing it into the search box to add it to your profile

    To edit your interests on mobile web:

    1. Tap your circular profile icon
    2. Scroll down to Interests
    3. Search for an interest by typing it into the search box
    4. Select the interests you want to add to your profile

    To remove an interest on Desktop & Mobile Web, tap on the X icon next to the interest.

    How do I edit my interests?
  • Note: It’s currently only possible to change your account name via your desktop web browser and the mobile Meetup apps.

    You can use just one account name in Meetup, which means you can’t set different names for each of your Meetup groups. Your account name will be publicly visible on Meetup and also in search engine results.

    To change your account name on desktop:

    1. Click on your profile icon.
    2. Select Settings from the drop-down menu.
    3. Click edit next to your current name.
    4. Enter your preferred name.
    5. Click Submit.

    To change your account name on the Android app:

    1. From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.
    2. Tap Edit profile.
    3. Tap on your current name to edit.
    4. Tap the Checkmark icon to confirm.

    To change your account name on the iOS app:

    1. From the Home tab, tap your circular Profile icon in the upper right-hand corner.
    2. Tap on the pencil icon.
    3. Tap on your current name to edit.
    4. Tap Save to confirm.
    How do I change my account name?
  • To update your email address, log in to Meetup on a desktop computer.

    To change your email address

    Desktop instructions

    1. Navigate to your Settings page.
    2. Click edit next to your email address.
    3. Enter your new email address and password.
    4. Click Save.

    We will send a verification email to your new email address confirming the request. Please follow the instructions in the email.

    Learn more about changing your email address if you can’t log in or can't access your email address.

    Accounts registered through Facebook or Google

    If you registered your account through Google or Facebook, you’ll need to create a Meetup password before changing your email address.

    To create a Meetup password

    Desktop and mobile web instructions

    1. Navigate to the password reset page.
    2. Enter the email address you use for Google or Facebook.
    3. Click Submit and you will receive an email with instructions to create a Meetup password.

    Once you create a password, you can update your email address following the instructions above.

    Changing an email address
  • When you sign up for Meetup or log into your existing Meetup account with Facebook, your Facebook account automatically connects to your Meetup account—whether you register from the Desktop website, Mobile website, or the Meetup app. When you connect your Facebook account, you will be sharing your activity with your Facebook friends. You can change this setting from the Desktop website.

    Connecting your Meetup account to your Facebook account:
     
    - Lets you log into Meetup through Facebook
    - Makes it easy to share events
    - Allows you to see the activity of your Facebook friends on Meetup
    - Allows us to notify your Facebook friends when you join a new Meetup group or RSVP to an upcoming event. 
     
    Note: Your Facebook friends will not be told about private groups you join or private events you RSVP to.

    Facebook and Meetup accounts are automatically connected when you register for Meetup or log in through Facebook. When your Facebook account and Meetup account are connected, we may collect and use your friends list, public profile information, and email address according to our Privacy Policy.  We won't post to Facebook unless you ask us to do so, and you can disconnect from Facebook any time you'd like.

    It's currently only possible to connect your Facebook account and Meetup account on Desktop Web.
     
    To do so: 
    - Click on your Profile icon in the upper right hand corner
    - Select Settings from the dropdown menu
    - Scroll down to Your Facebook Settings and click Connect with Facebook
    - Click Allow on the popup

    You can remove the connection between Facebook and Meetup by following the same steps.

    If you receive an error message while trying to link your accounts, please contact us by clicking 'Still need help?' below. Please include a link to your Facebook profile.

    Note: You can only connect a personal Facebook account to Meetup. You can't link a Meetup account to a Facebook group or page. It must be connected to a personal Facebook account.

    Connecting your Facebook and Meetup accounts is not the same as simply displaying a link to your Facebook profile on your Meetup profile. If you'd only like to link to your Facebook account, you can find more information here.
    How do I connect my Facebook account?
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