Meetup: Local groups & events 12+

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Meetup LLC

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Discover the things you love to do and people to do it with both online and in person. With over 50 million members, Meetup helps you build a career network, discover a tech community, create a personal brand, and pursue your passions. Download the Meetup app and host your own events or join one of the 100,000 Meetup events happening every week.

Discover local and online events
- Get matched with over 330,000 groups based on your interests, from tech conferences to free yoga and everything in-between
- Explore events by category, search by keyword, or see what’s popular in your area
- Save events you’re interested in and revisit them later
- Have discussions and use direct messaging to stay in touch with the people you meet

Start a group
- Host your own events online and in person by creating a group on your favorite topic
- Watch your community grow as your group is recommended to interested people
- Easily personalize and schedule events on-the-fly, and manage your group from anywhere
- Keep the momentum going between events by sharing photos and using discussions and messaging to connect with the people in your group

Get in touch with questions or suggestions:

In order to recommend Meetup events that are hosted by local groups, we use your device's precise location (GPS and network-based).

What’s New

Version 9.0.17

We're bringing event ratings back to the apps! After you attend an event we'll ask you to rate the event and let us know how it went. This feedback helps organizers bring you even better events! We've also expanded the next event section on Home to show up to 5 of your upcoming events to help make sure you never miss an event! App feedback is always welcome:

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
197.9K Ratings

197.9K Ratings

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How else ?

It's tough for me to socialize. Even when I want to , it's not easy to find what will work. Meetup has given me a chance to connect with people based on mutual interests without feeling forced to socialize more than I want to. I started out with a movie meetup, something I often do alone.i had the option of socializing after too. Next I tried a local place where we could play video games and have snacks or drinks . I then found a group that meets up at a coffee shop to get paperwork done! I had been dreaming of finding something this, I even tried to place an ad for a buddy prior to meetup . I haven't tried started a meetup but it's also a possibility here. I found fellow sci fi lovers too, who knew ?!
There are lots of groups for outdoor exercise like hiking and biking and during this time of distancing it may prove to be healthy endeavor. The fact that I can pick and choose is ideal.
If you haven't tried meetup I say go for it! I am normally leery of people too and meetup provides a nice balance of meeting ,safety, interests and exploration.
The groups are generally closed I found that to join I can say a bit about my interests and check out other profiles. I love that I have been about to hang with a 70 yr old and a 20 year old finding common ground. I can leave if I want or stay for the duration. I can talk sci fi or knit ,color or draw , exercise or chill. It's all there in meetup !

Thank GxD 4 Bad Taste ,

Add a video call feature

2021 is about connecting more than ever. Every app now has video or conference call built in. And if you add it please add screen sharing capabilities for subscription and group leaders. Thanks! Secondly I mentioning how when viewing meetup groups in the app “past events” shows before “upcoming events”. If someone isn’t eager to go through the group events they may not see any upcoming events and think the group isn’t as active. Please fix to make it show the upcoming events before past events via meetup app.///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Update: using the app it doesn’t show or accept certain links when posting new events. It will say “oops we don’t recognize this link please use a different service/link” but via web browser you can publish using link of choice. If someone is using the app and want to join video conference they will not see the link nor be able to join since it shows “TBD” instead of link. Please fix app. *****Also update so we can add video into photos albums
I want to add, anyone having issues with not liking the app via iPad just go on the website (not in private mode) sign in click remember me then add meetup to home screen as an app. Now you will view it full screen with all capabilities as the web version. Problem solved.

Developer Response ,

Hi there!

Thank you for your suggestions! We'll share them with the Production team, please let us know if you have any more feedback about our app!

We also want to thank you for reporting your issue, we'd like to investigate this further! Could you provide us with more information regarding your problem at

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Best thing ever.

Because I Recently moved to a new area with no friends or any idea were anything is, I cried many tears believing I had made a major mistake. Thank goodness for Meetup. It takes time to learn each groups rules and I have incurred a couple nasty people for breaking a rule I was not aware of. You can’t make a reservation and be late from work, or you are there but u don’t know them and they don’t know you so you are armed as a no show even though you pay for your membership in advance. I always try to be courteous and am willing to pay for a meal when I can’t find the location. I also got kicked out of a group for cancelling a happy hour when a close family member died unexpectedly. But those are only growing pains. These people go to a lot of work and time to make these opportunities available for us. I don’t fault them, I just wish they would treat new members as a new customer to their business. I have met some of the nicest people. The app is great but it crashes on my phone every time. The software seems to be excellent and I have been making some nice friends. It’s a 10 in my book and am so thankful it is available. Much better way to meet other singles than a dating site.


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The developer, Meetup LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

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Data Linked to You

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  • Purchases
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  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
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