New Feature: Modify Meetup Group settings on your smartphone

Your Meetup Group’s settings aren’t static, and neither are you. Now you can update your settings on the go using your mobile phone.

Tidy up your Meetup Group’s topics, spruce up your description, or edit your new member message anywhere you can access mobile web.

These options are currently available on mobile web. They’re coming soon to your Android and iOS apps.

New Feature: Create and edit Meetups on the go

You can now create and edit Meetups fast, easy and on the go with your mobile phone.

  • Schedule Meetups with iOS, Android or mobile web.
  • Need to make a last minute change to an upcoming Meetup? Grab your phone, edit the detailsand notify members with a few easy swipes.
  • Schedule Meetups from the beach, after a Meetup or wherever the inspiration strikes you. Take a look:

Spark Meetups anywhere, everywhere, instantly. Learn more.

Don’t have the app yet? Download it free here:



Party Time, DIO Style

Just inside the front doors of Meetup HQ, there’s a huge sign mounted to the wall. It reads “DIO,” which stands for “Do it ourselves.” It’s safe to say we’re a pretty hands on bunch.

It was only fitting that this year, we took our end-of-the-year celebration into our own hands. We transformed Meetup HQ into a velvet ensconced Las Vegas themed palace, brought our own silly Secret Santa gifts, and even hosted the very first annual Meetup 2012 Awards.

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9/11 & Us

Fellow Meetuppers,

I don’t write to our whole community often, but this week is special because it’s the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and many people don’t know that Meetup is a 9/11 baby.

Let me tell you the Meetup story. I was living a couple miles from the Twin Towers, and I was the kind of person who thought local community doesn’t matter much if we’ve got the internet and tv. The only time I thought about my neighbors was when I hoped they wouldn’t bother me.

When the towers fell, I found myself talking to more neighbors in the days after 9/11 than ever before. People said hello to neighbors (next-door and across the city) who they’d normally ignore. People were looking after each other, helping each other, and meeting up with each other. You know, being neighborly.

A lot of people were thinking that maybe 9/11 could bring people together in a lasting way. So the idea for Meetup was born: Could we use the internet to get off the internet — and grow local communities?

We didn’t know if it would work. Most people thought it was a crazy idea — especially because terrorism is designed to make people distrust one another.

A small team came together, and we launched Meetup 9 months after 9/11.

Today, almost 10 years and 10 million Meetuppers later, it’s working. Every day, thousands of Meetups happen. Moms Meetups, Small Business Meetups, Fitness Meetups… a wild variety of 100,000 Meetup Groups with not much in common — except one thing.

Every Meetup starts with people simply saying hello to neighbors. And what often happens next is still amazing to me. They grow businesses and bands together, they teach and motivate each other, they babysit each other’s kids and find other ways to work together. They have fun and find solace together. They make friends and form powerful community. It’s powerful stuff.

It’s a wonderful revolution in local community, and it’s thanks to everyone who shows up.

Meetups aren’t about 9/11, but they may not be happening if it weren’t for 9/11.

9/11 didn’t make us too scared to go outside or talk to strangers. 9/11 didn’t rip us apart. No, we’re building new community together!!!!

The towers fell, but we rise up. And we’re just getting started with these Meetups.

Scott Heiferman (on behalf of 80 people at Meetup HQ)
Co-Founder & CEO, Meetup
New York City