Set a date when RSVPs open!
You’ve always been able to set up a time when your Meetup closes to new RSVPs. Now, you can also set a time when members can start RSVPing. You can say, “automatically open RSVPs 10 days before the Meetup and close them an hour before the Meetup.”
What’s the benefit of doing this? Let’s say you plan a Meetup and want members to know, but don’t want to track RSVPs yet. Or, you have an event with limited seating: you can announce “tickets go on sale next Monday!”
You can also no longer RSVP ‘no’ to closed Meetups. We had gotten requests for this, and it simplifies things, since groups can use Waiting Lists as well as event comments. So now, Meetups are either open to all RSVPs or closed to all RSVPs.
You can find this feature on the page where you schedule your Meetups. Try it out!
Enjoy! If you’ve got any feedback, let us know.
PS—This feature was also needed because we’re working on overhauling how you automatically repeat Meetups. You’ll be able to schedule a series of Meetups into the future, with “RSVPs open 30 days before each Meetup.” (Wait till you see our new automatic scheduling, it’s really cool.)