Meetup’s site and apps will be down for about an hour beginning Sunday, November 9th, at 7am EST. We wanted to give you a heads up so you can plan accordingly. We’re doing some routine maintenance work that requires taking Meetup offline briefly—we do this from time to time to ensure Meetup is as up-to-date and speedy as we all want it to be. Thanks for your understanding!
Great Meetups are made of great members who care about their communities. These members know that organizing a Meetup takes work, and in addition to the planning, scheduling, and coordinating, it also takes money. Whether it’s jerseys for game days, craft supplies for projects, rental fees for equipment, or even just snacks, we know that sometimes it takes stuff—in addition to awesome members—to make awesome Meetups happen.
We want to make it easy for supportive members to chip in on costs and help make Meetup groups even better. That’s why, as of today, we’re adding a “Chip in” button on group and event pages, allowing members to contribute, no matter what device they use to access Meetup.
Chipping in is a great way to help cover costs and strengthen the Meetups you love. Stronger Meetups mean stronger communities, and it’s up to us to make it happen.
Jesse, the Organizer behind the Central Park Sketching & Art Meetup Group, reports, “Contributions have been working great. I’m using the money to pay for the name tags and markers I use for the group, for park and museum reservations, and to pay for myself to scout out new locations.”
Contributions are also an easy way to cover Meetup fees. Andrew, the Organizer of the Garden State Kayakers Meetup, says, “all contributions go straight into paying the dues for the group.”
Timothy from the Central Kentucky Photography Group agrees. “The money we collect goes towards Meetup activities and website fees. It’s easy to set up, easy to use, and it works.”
Currently, chipping in is only available for our US-based friends. Stay tuned for international chip in options—coming soon!
Have questions about Contributions? Head over to our Help Center.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve joined forces with The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Voting Information Project and The Internet Association to help voters Get to the Polls on November 4th for the U.S. Midterm Elections. The Get to the Polls site provides voters with a simple, central location to find everything they need to make an informed decision on Election Day. By entering their residential information, voters will be able to find their polling place address, hours of operation, and full ballot summary with just a few easy clicks.
At Meetup, we’re setting out to make local community real. We believe that everyone should have a voice in their community, and voting is one of the most important ways to make that voice heard. Through Meetup, people come together to make their communities stronger, healthier, happier places, and choosing our elected officials is an important part of ensuring those communities continue to thrive. Creating the communities we want to live in is important work, and it’s up to all of us to do it together. Voting is a critical piece of that work, and we’re thrilled to see Get to the Polls making it easier than ever. If you’re a United States citizen, make sure to check it out, and on November 4th, don’t forget to vote.
There’s something powerful about people meeting up to talk about what’s important to them. Communication builds community, and that’s what Meetups are all about.
That’s why we’ve built a better way to stay connected—our new Messages feature for Meetup on iOS, Android and the web.
Now it’s easy to reach out to anyone in your communities between those times you’re meeting face to face.
From one-on-one chats to private small group conversations, we want to help make your Meetup connections stronger.
Keep talking. Get the app.
Have questions about Messages? Check out our Help Center here.
Wondering why your top navigation bar looks a little different? We consolidated your links into two new drop-down menus, offering you a more centralized navigation experience and a cleaner look.
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.
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: