New Feature: Meetup feedback just got even more interesting
Millions of people have given their feedback after their Meetups via the post-Meetup survey. Now those reactions will become part of the Meetup’s conversation, so people can reply or “like” it.
This means it’s easier than ever to keep the post-Meetup buzz going. Share your favorite moments, follow up on things, or brainstorm ideas for next time.
You’ll get notified when other members’ feedback is posted so you can jump in. Organizers can delete comments, and members can delete their own comments.
Communities grow stronger when people interact. We look forward to seeing how this helps you keep conversation going!
Get even more info here in the Help section.
New Feature: Better conversations on the go
Whether you’re an Organizer or member, the app makes it easier than ever to get the conversation started and keep it going, right from your phone:
- Reply to or like other people’s comments
- Post questions and get answers
- Share tips and make suggestions
- Get to know fellow members
New Feature: Get more members that are a better fit for your group!
Big news for Organizers of private Meetup Groups! You can now give potential members a better idea of what your Meetup is about—and still keep the most sensitive information private.
Millions of people come to Meetup each month searching for something awesome to join. If your Meetup Group is private, all of your Meetups are, by default, hidden from non-members. That’s a lot of missed opportunities to draw in new members.
If you update your settings, you can now share the Meetup name, date and time, and RSVP count so potential members know your Meetup is active and events are planned. The location, description, comments, and attendee names and photos will remain private, just like before.
Try this new option by going to Privacy in your Group Settings and selecting the “Limited information about Meetup events” option.
Have more questions? Check out the FAQ.
New feature: Smart reminder emails from super active Meetup Groups
Thousands of incredible Meetup Groups host several Meetups a day. If you are in one of those Meetup Groups, your inbox just got easier to manage.
We are happy to announce that Meetup Group members can now have their Meetup reminder emails rolled up into a daily digest for each of their Meetup Groups. With the new setting, you’ll receive—at most—one reminder per Meetup Group per day.
If you are in a Meetup Group with more than one Meetup scheduled for the same calendar day, you’ll receive a rolled-up email reminder with all of that day’s scheduled Meetups:
You can still choose to receive individual reminders for each Meetup if you’d like, or no reminders at all—though with the new ‘at most once per day’ option, now might be a good time to opt back in.
To adjust your Meetup reminder email settings, head to your Email and Notifications page.
You can get all the details here.
Introducing the ‘Good to see you’ button
Millions of connections are made at Meetups every month, but following up on those connections after the Meetup can be challenging.
Now, you can drop a fellow Meetup attendee a quick ‘Good to see you’ note with the click of a button.
Here’s how it works. After a Meetup ends, you’re invited to give the Organizer feedback on the ‘Rate this Meetup’ page. Directly below this, you’ll see the faces of fellow attendees.
Of course a follow-up email can’t hold a candle to the power of face-to-face interaction, but it sure is a nice thing to do. And now it’s a lot easier for all of the people who do this every day.
New feature: Better conversations before & after the Meetup
Meetup comments are now threaded, making it better to get the conversation started — and keep the conversation going!
- Post questions and get answers. What is everyone bringing to the BBQ?
- Share tips and make suggestions for the Meetup. I know a shortcut to the best parking!
- Get to know fellow members. Who is training for the marathon this fall?
- And tap into their knowledge! What’s everyone’s favorite book about this?
New Feature: Find the best Meetups for you
Announcing a new way to discover a whole world of Meetups, whether for your tried and true favorite hobby or your yet-undiscovered passion.
It’s now super easy to…
- Try something totally new by browsing categories
- See what’s happening this week, or on any date you choose
- Discover which Meetups are the most active in your town
Give it a spin now to discover the best Meetups for you.
New feature: Set end times and durations for your Meetups
Many Organizers have specific start and end times for their Meetups. Now you can set end times and durations in the details for your Meetup, so members can see how long it will last.
Watch this short demonstration on how the new feature works. And as always, check out the Help section for a little extra guidance.
Kathryn is on Meetup’s Community team.
New feature: Your Meetup in your language
We’re excited to announce that you and other Meetup members and Organizers can now communicate with each other on the Meetup site in whatever language you choose.
Meetup’s 10 million members represent an astounding array of cultures, but until today, you could only type in a limited number of languages and alphabets. Japanese, Russian, Arabic, Hindi—we now support just about any alphabet.
Making Meetups more accessible to more people is what this is all about, but we think it will make things more beautiful too.
Kathryn is on Meetup’s Community team
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The Meetup HQ blog gets spruced up and snazzified
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