Post to Facebook when you join a Meetup Group!
We’ve had thousands of Meetuppers use our two current Facebook Connect features. They’re a great way to get the word out about Meetup and get more members joining your groups.
Remember, you can post to your Facebook Wall and your friends’ news feeds when you:
- RSVP for a Meetup
- Schedule a Meetup
- and now, when you join a Meetup Group!
After you join a group, you’re taken to your profile question page, where you can check off, “Tell your Facebook friends that you’ve joined this Meetup Group.” Then you’re prompted to log in to Facebook. It’s pretty much the same as our other Facebook implementations.
One exception is approval-only groups … you can’t post to Facebook if you’re not approved yet! Instead, new members get the choice to post when they visit the site after being approved. Also, for private groups, only the name of the group is displayed on Facebook, no other information.
After you do this once, the checkbox will automatically be checked for you next time. (You can always uncheck it.)
There are an estimated 200 bazillion people on Facebook - some of them are waiting to hear about your Meetup Groups! (And, it’s nice letting your friends know what you’re up to.) It looks like this:
Some other quick Facebook updates, too:
- We fixed a bug so Organizers in custom domain groups can now post to Facebook from an event draft.
- And if you didn’t know, this launched a little while ago: Members in private groups can also post to Facebook when they RSVP for a Meetup. Again, only the name of the group appears; no private information is displayed on Facebook.
Enjoy! If you’ve got any feedback, let us know.