Meetup: Local groups & events

Meetup: Local groups & events

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Meetup: Local groups & events App

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: [email protected] 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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Meetup: Local groups & events app reviews

  • Awesome application 5/5

    By Mike Amay
    Meetup is an excellent idea for individuals wanting to get out and going with other like minded people!
  • Messages are forever 1/5

    By cukeith
    It’s really stupid that you can’t delete messages. You can only archive. They are on your account FOREVER. I got some obvious spam messages from bogus accounts = forever. Message someone about a single meetup in 2013 = forever. Stupid.
  • Terrible UX 3/5

    By taylorhayward
    Love Meetup. People I meet tell me how much they hate the UX. Way to hard to find things to do. Could be much much easier.
  • Great for meeting up 5/5

    By Futurekan
    Free, functional app that allows you to connect with friendly people in your local area. Hard to beat.
  • Bad from the user end 1/5

    By Luludance
    No support at all available so if you mess something up, you’re on your own. I published group by accident and there is no way to delete it. Seriously?!? I tried to get help via email. It was an exercise in futility. Very very frustrating.
  • Not what meetup used to be 1/5

    By gael344544
    Havent used meetup in five years and came back disappointed. Meetup used to be so easy to find actual groups but they’ve made it ridiculously complicated to find or explore groups in your area. Additionally they are actively suppressing left wing political groups making those even harder to find. Pretty disappointed with the updates overall and dont expect to use this much.
  • Gotten good 5/5

    By GadgetDon
    Saw I had a really bad review but at some point you fixed it. Bravo
  • Awesome app 5/5

    By 12rooko
    Great place to meet and learn
  • Calendar hi jack 1/5

    By hrpufinstuf
    I am having to quit all meetup groups because despite turning off notifications and not giving meet up access to my calendar-Every single meet up event from every single group I’m a member of is automatically appearing on my calendar. I have written to support twice and have heard no response and I can’t find anything on the Internet about this. But I can’t have My entire calendar consumed with meet up events and can’t afford the time to daily deleting these events.
  • The App is horrible 1/5

    By ckdep
    I had trouble with the app from the beginning, it made me login all the time, did not show me all of the meet up history like it does on the website, could not pull up my current meet up that I was at to communicate, lots of issues. And then you changed your platform and it’s worse now!
  • Constant errors 1/5

    By advocateforintegrity
    I receive constant errors on this app when just trying to do basic tasks like RSVP. Extremely frustrating. Please fix this. Using on an iPad.
  • VP 5/5

    By Adlig123
    Working as a team
  • Okay 5/5

    By Legend9291
    Looking forward to a good time
  • App went to black mode with no option to choose? 3/5

    By akeith2002
    Just updated the app and it used to have a white background which is easier for me to navigate and now its suddenly completely black and even harder to use. Can’t find an option in it to switch back...
  • Sign In with Apple is broken 1/5

    By Cesarbiods
    I’ve used this app in the past (and enjoyed it) but I wanted to start fresh with a new account by using the sign up/in with Apple feature. Well every time I try I get an oauth authorization failure regardless of whether it click login or signup I confirm my name email gender age and the next screen doesn’t work.
  • Simple 5/5

    By Craig131
    Simple to use. I’ve used it to find different kinds of activities. Always something new.
  • Mackinaw Valley Winery event; 6/12/2021 2/5

    By Dr Fry
    I was there but could not find the group, even after walking around shouting the name of the group and having it announced from the stage. Perhaps a large sign would help us find each other. I was invited to join three groups and joined one from Peoria. Great event. 🍽🎼👏🏻👍🏻
  • Love this group! 5/5

    By Cloudystorm91
    It’s always a great experience and overall life changing for me. I have enjoyed connecting with many kind, interesting, funny and inspiring people. Tamara is full of insight and compassion. I’m very grateful for this group.
  • Great local resource 5/5

    By Linda L. Dooley
    Such a easy way to find out about activities near by. Customize it to what interest you. Automatically adds events to your calendar(only by your approve in your settings). Meet people with same interests & get exercise all while having fun. It’s been a great “local resource!”
  • Bath delete groups feature please! 4/5

    By 66755465
    Overall it’s pretty good app except for a couple of features that I would like to add for example batch delete groups instead of deleting one by one.
  • Popup ads even when NOT using the app! 1/5

    By M A 4
    The app has started pushing pop-up notifications advertising some podcast of theirs… while I’m not even using the app! And it’s not something you can even turn off buried in the app settings: I already have “updates from meetup HQ” turned off, and ONLY allow notifications about my events. But still they will interrupt me in the middle of other things, to advertise some extra service I don’t want to know about. I thought that kind of thing wasn’t allowed by the App Store rules? And it’s still terrible on iPad. It’s literally 90 degrees sideways when used with a keyboard case. On iPad, the App Store doesn’t even list it by default. Credit where due, though: for the pandemic, the app added support for video links.
  • Review 5/5

    By chiqui rivera
    Awesome vehicle to learn meet people
  • I updated the app today on but still has problem with icon 5/5

    By Wundergroundfan
    I updated the app today on my iPhone. Still shows symbol “1” or whatever on Home Screen icon when there are no notifications or messages. I also swiped up to clear app from memory. No joy. Then I deleted and reinstalled it. Same problem still. Update comments said this was fixed. Sorry, not yet. It’s just a minor issue. Just thought you should know. UPDATE June 8, 2021. All fixed now. It was always pretty good. Love it now. Thanks app guys!
  • Great 5/5

    By roboticshrew
    MeetUp is a great program and a great service. I’m really glad it exists.
  • Terrible support 1/5

    By Reviewer262626
    Account was randomly locked and support has just flat out ignored my ticket and emails to unlock. Waste of time
  • Complicated and Expensive 3/5

    By Dynamicdenise
    Meetup provides a service for meeting and interacting with like minded people. When I 1st joined it did all I needed. Then they got greedy. When you start a group it costs too much to pass the expense onto the people you don’t know. In this time of online meetups it is also complicated to get the Zoom link to everyone that wants to participate. I would recommend joining a group, but if you want to start your own be advised people will join but not be willing to participate if there is a monetary fee.
  • Joining up and getting bumped out. 3/5

    By LeCorbierre
    I moved back to Cincinnati after 24 years and also returned to gaming. I joined up for a role playing game well in advance and there was an open slot. I drove 30 minutes to the location with time to spare only to be told by the GM that they were waiting for a regular player and if he showed up I would be bumped. He did - and considerably late like half an hour. So I get bumped and make the 30 minute drive back home. Later on the GM posted that the event was currently full until further notice but it stayed on there for months instead of being removed. Not too long after that I went to another rpg same deal - 30 minute drive and get bumped after the regular player shows up late. My opinion is if there is an open spot claimed on Meetup and the regular player shows up later than ten minutes then he concedes it to the stand in. It’s all about commitment - the stand in committed to driving all that way and being there on time why should he get bumped just because the other guy is a regular? If that is the rule then what’s to keep a regular player from constantly walking in late because he likes to stop off for soda and donuts along the way? There should be Meetup events open for sigh up players and events that aren’t on Meetup because they are already full with regular players. If you are going to be on Meetup hare regular players sign up or be listed. It’s a lot better system and more practical and respectful then turning away players who have committed.
  • MeetUp is keeping me connected 5/5

    By UtahCountyScott
    Great way to connect with shared interests
  • Unable to cancel organizer subscription for 3 years!!! 1/5

    By Orinstructor9
    Do NOT start up a group unless you want to be locked into an inescapable recurring charge even when you have tried repeatedly to cancel the subscription and to just inactivate the group! You can only correspond one way, through the “help” section or to send a message which is never responded to and your credit card keeps getting a charge every 6 months. And unlike other retailers Meetup does not show a telephone number on the credit card billing to address any inaccuracies. I have tried unsuccessfully since 2018 to cancel my startup group and still get the charges even though there has been no activity in the group. My next step is to contact the BBB for guidance and to file a full complaint with them. It is ridiculous!
  • Portrait mode only 1/5

    By Tradersam
    Still no landscape mode? In 2021? Using iPad with keyboard. Come on, it’s like 5 lines of code.
  • Needs improvement 2/5

    By Hughc13
    It's so silly that as a host, if I add +1s more than the limit, it puts me (the host) on the wait list. Needs better product folks on the team. Notifications are buggy and inconsistent. Latest version of app no longer allows me to mark members as PAID.
  • Nice service, annoying app 3/5

    By viciousCalm
    I’ve enjoyed MeetUp to meet groups, but the app is really annoying because it doesn’t respect your push notification settings.
  • Great Meetup’s 5/5

    By lensman11
    The Santa Clarita Seniors Social Group has the best Meetup’s!
  • Get App together 5/5

    By Foodlady47
    Meetup app is easy to use. There are many groups to join. Easy to rsvp for an event and a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and attend a variety of events.
  • Wonderful program marred by a buggy app 3/5

    By xSteve19tk
    Meetup is a fantastic way to make social connections. It would be perfect if the app wasn’t marred by bugs such the need to enter log in information over and over again and notification alerts that appear to have no contents.
  • Thank you 5/5

    By Mary Elizabeth Rorie
  • Toxic app 1/5

    By Aavtown
    This app is full of toxic people who engage in cyber bullying. It is ridiculous the emails that group organizers send to their members when they see a meetup group they don’t like. It has created a toxic culture on Meetup. When Meetup is contacted by this, they do nothing and say it’s part of the app. My advice? Join Facebook and join groups there. Facebook holds toxic groups accountable.
  • Cancelled 5/5

    By caneryb
    It may be the groups I join but seems to be cancelled often
  • Good, 4/5

    By Creekboi1
    App is good,.. although I find it difficult to maneuver back & forth without being forced to re- enter app I was just in. Also,.. it seems to loose information in profiles, I have lost several profile pics that I have had to replace amongst other items. Doesn’t seem to recognize me after I have logged in especially when I belong to several groups I this discouraging to use separate because I’m tired of re-entering the information I already entered!
  • Search functions unacceptably bad 2/5

    By JDH4075
    Searching does not function at all for events and groups. Whatever implementation MU has implemented is unacceptably terrible. I was able to search verbatim the same searches on the web UI and get results that the app is incapable of doing.
  • rogers mountain backpacking 5/5

    By jon h the older
    Alan J was a great host and the attendees were great
  • Great way to Socialize 5/5

    By NJ_Musicman is a wonderful concept to bring people together with common interests.
  • Attempted to sign up 1/5

    By SteveHodges
    I attempt to sign up using the Apple connect feature and it kept crashing then I try to do so with the email and each time I tried to upload a photo it crashed so I gave up and deleted the app
  • Difficult to unsubscribe 3/5

    By ____stan
    If one deletes the app, user is still getting email updates from groups the user subscribed to Instead of simple “Unsubscribe” button, user will be asked to log in again. Every action is punished by slow Captcha Pretty much user’s desire to delete Meetup is completely disregarded The quickest way would be to thoroughly cleanse info before deleting the app, while user is still logged in with a password, which causes additional trouble
  • Ok 2/5

    By 874,77$(688
    Needs an option to be able to get push notifications from the groups you want and emails from others. I don’t want constant push notifications but there are some groups where you don’t get to go if you don’t sign up within minutes of the invitation.
  • Can’t send messages 2/5

    By magpaton3
    Hit Send on messages, and it disappears into the ether. Website seems to work fine. Generally buggy layout and have to frequently login again at random points.
  • How does this app have my CC info and Bill me on a reg? I never agreed to it. 1/5

    By me the fee
    Not happy until I figure how to turn this feature off.
  • Used to be great, now just sales 1/5

    By mypointsplslol
    Meetup used to be fantastic years ago. Now it’s just a marketing platform where everyone is trying to skim $5-$500 out of you. There’s no moderating on the meetup app to close down abandoned groups so it’s full of useless nonsense that hasn’t been updated in 5 yrs. No wonder nobody is utilizing it anymore. Meetups shouldn’t be able to charge people, the entire point was to bring people together, not sell them on more nonsense. If I wanted useless ads I would go to other social media sites. I want to MEET UP, not pay another someone for another something. Shouldn’t be allowed, period, as it’s run off everyone who was genuinely using it. Also meetup needs to delete old accounts or make a level where they’re still there but don’t show up in immediate search results. (Like Click to see groups who haven’t met up in a while, or Filter for meetups active in the last 12 mo/6 mo/1 mo etc.). Such a bummer, I used to really enjoy this app
  • Don’t try to cancel! 1/5

    By Carstar64
    I opened up a meetup group in New Zealand a few years ago, but a debilitating injury forced me to be unable to create and attend the intended group I left it dormant and on autopay for a couple of years in hopes of someday being able to restart group activities. In December 2020 I tried to cancel my account, creating a “ticket” because I couldn’t CONFIRM the cancellation. Today I got billed on Autopay again and tried to find a customer service number, email, etc., to get this corrected. You will NOT find this online as far as I can tell... I went through the SAME account cancellation menu as I did in December, but I’m now unsure of whether they will just bill me again in another six months. They make it easy to start a Meetup group, but I feel like I’m being held hostage to get out!! I’m VERY, VERY disappointed in a company that can otherwise be so beneficial to a community.....WHY do they have to be this way? It makes NO sense!!