Meetup: Social Events & Groups 12+

Meet New People & Make Friends

Meetup LLC

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Pursue your interests with people who share them, both online and in person. With over 60 million members, Meetup helps you build a career network, discover a tech community, create a personal brand, make time for your hobbies, and meet friends who share similar interests.

Easily meet people you know you’ll get along with and create groups of friends that will be as excited as you to embrace your hobbies, participate in online or local events or engage in discussions. Download the Meetup app and host your own events or join one of the 100,000 Meetup events with new people happening every week.

Discover local and online events

Meet new people and get matched with over 330,000 groups and friends based on your network of interests, from tech conferences to free yoga and everything in-between
Explore online or local events by category, search by keyword, or see what’s popular in your area with a map
Save events you’re interested in and come back to them later. Pick and choose the people and friends you want to meet at all the events that you like
Have discussions with the people you meet and use direct messaging to stay in touch with your new friends
Meet people who are interested in the same local or online events, create new groups of friends and expand your online network

Start a group

Host your own events online and in person by creating a group on your favorite topic, and meet friends who wants to participate
Watch your community of friends and network of people grow as your group is recommended to interested people and potential new friends to meet
Easily personalize and schedule events on-the-go, and manage your group from anywhere
Keep the momentum going between events by sharing photos and using discussions and instant messaging to connect with the people and friends in your group that you are keen to meet

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


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What’s New

Version 2024.7.17

This release includes some under-the-hood improvements to keep things running smoothly.

App feedback is always welcome:

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
243.6K Ratings

243.6K Ratings

BoDacous01 ,

Meetups THE best app hands down…

Meet ups has turned out to be a life-changing game changer there is nothing out there like meet ups it’s a platform where anybody can advertise any kind of class any kind of modality any kind of healing tarot breathing breath work and just about everything else you can think of under the sun if you haven’t tried it do it just do a search for today or coming up in your town online and see what comes up there’s so many interesting things out there and meet ups is the place where you can find them honestly it is my daily go to to find out what I’m doing today what new subject I’m gonna study some new master class of all kinds it’s really really so much fun to try all these new things you really got to try it if you haven’t already! Most of the classes are free initially so you can at least try it and see if you like it and there’s so many things that don’t cost anything if you’re tight on a budget you don’t gotta worry about it because most of the places are by donation only so you can try the different thingsAnd not be obligated to pay for some thing that you haven’t even tried it or pay for something that you can’t afford, if i could give Meetups a 10 star i would try it youll see its amazing theUnlimited variety of subjects and classesRight now since the coronavirus almost everything is on zoom so you can do it from the comfort of your own home you don’t even have to leave your house it is really really cool!!!

Swmnupsrtm ,

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 ,

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