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Meetup: Find events near you

Meetup: Find events near you

Meetup

Meet new people, do new things

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  • img Community
    Feeling awkward in a crowd of people you have nothing in common with is perfectly understandable. Attending 2 or 3 right kind of parties may be a much better bet if you are looking to develop your social skills. Connect with those that share your hobbies and give it a try.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Good App thanks Appgrooves
    img by Zay N
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When it's only been 1 month since you've moved to a new place, you might find yourself wanting to get out and do things but don't have anyone to go with. You can find friendly meet ups less than 5 miles away from you with new people to get to know and fun activities to do together.
    img by Zay N
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Traveling alone can be a fantastic experience, but over 50% of solo travelers find it hard to meet new people. MeetUp lets you find local events that like-minded people will be attending, making it easier to meet fellow travelers and locals.
    img by Bhanu
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A breakup can leave you with an aching heart. Instead of closing yourself indoors to cry your heart out, get out and meet new people. Socialize and take part in social events. You'll forget your bad experience in just a matter of 10 days or less.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    In the modern world, people work on tight schedules, making it difficult to develop platonic relationships. However, Meetup can help you meet at least 10 people on a daily basis. With continuous talk daily or as often as possible, you can build as many platonic relationships as you want within 30 days or less.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you are traveling somewhere for 4 or more days and want to see more of a city from the perspective of locals, try using MeetUp. With MeetUp you can attend different local events in the city that you are visiting and get to see a different part of it. You can explore new places and meet others while traveling.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When the big game starts in 2 hours but you're still not sure where everyone wants to hangout, you can find a great crowd to watch it with by checking right from your phone to see the local hot spots for a specific event.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Tired of the forced dating scene? Why not hang out with 100 or more people who have similar interests to you, and then see what happens. You never know who you can meet when you're not forcing a romantic vibe.
    img by Mary jane
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If there's a large crowd of people who share your love of the Civil War gathering for a reenactment within 100 miles or more of your location, you can be sure to receive a notification based on your interests. You can also search for future events in areas in near you.
    img by John
    2 years ago
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Tricia Free 2 B Me!
    I've always been extremely fond of this app. There's something for everyone, anywhere. Taking a trip and want to connect with like minded folks, you can do that to Infact, if you like to travel, there's travel trips to. Moved to a new area, here you go. From the bottom of my heart, I adore this app. The crem of the crop was how this app afford the all so needed social distancing we needed to practice 3/2020 until recently and still. Thank you Meetups, the Organizer's, the participants, etc.
  • Add a video call feature Aug 21, 2021

    By Thank GxD 4 Bad Taste
    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.
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Anastasia Pluish
    I use app as supplement to website. The main issue is not being able to "contact attendees" all together as an organizer and fake locations when searching for new groups - I'll select Philly as my location, the results will always list Philly under each group, but when I click on a group it's in San Francisco or whatnot. I've heard of these issues from many people. I don't feel like contacting anyone separately, you're informed here through reviews, "message us here" is fake caring copout.
  • Best thing ever. Feb 10, 2020

    By AppleTV Cable
    Because I Recently moved to a new area with no friends or any idea were anything is, I cried many tears believing I had made a major mistake. Thank goodness for Meetup. It takes time to learn each groups rules and I have incurred a couple nasty people for breaking a rule I was not aware of. You can’t make a reservation and be late from work, or you are there but u don’t know them and they don’t know you so you are armed as a no show even though you pay for your membership in advance. I always try to be courteous and am willing to pay for a meal when I can’t find the location. I also got kicked out of a group for cancelling a happy hour when a close family member died unexpectedly. But those are only growing pains. These people go to a lot of work and time to make these opportunities available for us. I don’t fault them, I just wish they would treat new members as a new customer to their business. I have met some of the nicest people. The app is great but it crashes on my phone every time. The software seems to be excellent and I have been making some nice friends. It’s a 10 in my book and am so thankful it is available. Much better way to meet other singles than a dating site.
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Alexander Rivera
    it's a great app and getting better every day. I just don't like the logo for the app itself. The logo just does not stand out as much but that's only a superficial knit pick.
  • What a god-send for people in situations where they are lonely or want to meet new people! Sep 23, 2019

    By Plybrook
    The app lets you search for groups or activities or events by key word....or just scroll through all the events that meet-up groups have planned for the week and just click to join and get the info! Some are totally open to everyone cuz and some have a short screener for safety. Never found any to be scams and all are just legitimate good people who want to do activities with like-minded people. The only problem I’ve ever had is that sometimes ill sign up to join a meet-up event...like recently at a local festival ...and I get there and can’t find the group because the leader was too vague about the meet-up spot and didn’t have a sign or anything for new people to recognize the group. That’s happened a few times and is a bummer. But mostly it works out! Also, if there’s not a group already out there doing something you like, it’s super easy to start a new group with your interest....I’ve been surprised at the response that new groups get.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Mr Foutch
    I haven't tried the app yet. Thanks everyone who has gone before me for the reviews. I'll just continue with the website. At least I already have some idea how it works. My further comments,beyond this, are only answers to prefabricated questions I have to answer so I can submit this "review"
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Grace Hechler
    I wish this was popular everywhere. As long as there are people willing to start and maintain groups, the people will come and it is a fantastic way to meet people and participate in activities that you may not ever have done otherwise.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Alan Stein
    Meetup brings together some of the the best aspects of both the virtual culture and the culture of person to person, real-life connections. The virtual part allows folks to easily find groups that are customized to be in sync with your interests, passions, and personality. Furthermore, it allows members to express interest in becoming a member. And, assuming that there are no snags in the process, allows members to confirm their participation in either a real-life OR a virtual event. BRAVO!!
  • I am a three year Yogi. I have serious heath issues. May 24, 2020

    By oxygen dependent
    They gave me 3 months to live so I had to fight back. I started doing yoga 7 days a week three years ago. I have an auto immune disease call sarcoidosis. My heart was so enlarged I could barely get out of bed. My lung captivity was less than 50% of normal. My heart went back to normal and my lung capacity had been greatly increased. But the prescribed drugs I take for quality of like are deadly. A drug called prednisone destroyed my hip and cause bone death to the hip bone and hip joint. I was out for about 6 months before they would or could do the replacement. I flew through the surgery and recovery in the mist of another miracle. The Drs gave the credit to my faith in God and Yoga. These online classes are a life saver. I had the surgery on Feb 12 and have recovered 99%. I leave the 1% to allow for carefulness in learning new hip poses. I met Black to Yoga at their outdoor classes in Emeryville about a 18 months ago. The instructors are amazing and well practiced. I am a Yogi for life. This online Yoga durning the Corona Virus is a part of my full armor. Namaste
  • Nov 13, 2021

    By J J
    The add to calendar function is no longer working. When you open the app using the link, the option for the home is not present. When you hit the back button, the app just closes... Please fix these issues.
  • New app is unusable Sep 8, 2021

    By Medianm98
    For what it's worth I find the newly launched app very challenging to navigate and pretty much unusable. The old app worked great and things were where you expected them to be. This new app has me adding myself to groups without knowing it because I mistakenly touch the wrong place on the screen. I can't find things when I'm looking for them. I can barely find how to message. I click into my group looking for a list of upcoming events but only see details of the next event. Additionally, I find myself clicking things multiple times to get links to respond. Also, we still can't upload multiple photos at once which was my number one peeve with your old app. Definitely not a fan of this new app. The old one worked really well. Why not just make that one better? This new app is a huge step backwards. 2018 update - the app is still unusable! I'm a programmer by day who can now barely find the list of upcoming events for my Meetup groups. Before there was a very obvious button which showed all upcoming events. Why is that gone? Isn't that the main reason to have this app? Also, the photo uploading process is still just terrible. This new app is a huge step backwards. I wish you guys had fixed the issues with the old app instead of rebuilding it into something we can barely navigate or use. 2021 update - Uploading photos is still so buggy! Constant errors while trying to upload multiple photos. The error is generic and offers no direction to fix the problem.
  • I've only just made an account. Is this normal? May 21, 2018

    By Itendtozoneout
    Sign up was pretty bad on a purely UX perspective. Why is there no exit/done option for users when they're inputting their information? I tapped to enter my age and gender and had no way of finalizing an input, thus couldn't move on to the next field. If I scrolled down to my age, I couldn't hit "ok" or "done" or even a "x" to move to the next section of the sign up form. I opted to just tapping back and forth between things and the screen needed to jump around constantly for me to even be able to reach the "gender" input from underneath the scrolling pop-up for the age input. Be helpful. UX isn't all about aesthetic appeal. If it doesn't work, it's bad UX, regardless of how pretty it looks. You then ask me to provide feedback about my thoughts on the app once I finally get to the home page, and I oblige. Only to find that I can't even send the message. No matter what I did, the "send" option was disabled on the feedback email screen. You ask to collect feedback, but ask your users to figure out a puzzle to be able to help you. This review was meant to be sent in the feedback email that you redirected me to 10 minutes ago. I ended up giving up but decided to still try to give you feedback, just through the AppStore - something I'm confident will actually work correctly. I've only just made an account---- is this what I should expect from the whole app?
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Debbie Zimmerman
    The app doesn't work at all on my phone! It says I have invalid credentials when I try to sign in...won't accept email & password, won't recognize Google or Facebook access either! I can sign in just fine on iMac & iPad...
  • Not Safe!!! Sep 11, 2019

    By Jhawary
    I have an impersonator on this app! There is someone with my same name, in my same groups and same community with my same likes. Please note that my name is uncommon. You won’t anyone with my first and last name combined. I caught a screenshot of of this other profile with a photo. It is definitely not me, but right after I took the screenshot, the profile photo was removed. I reported this a number of times. At first, I thought I may have had established an account at an earlier time and had just forgotten about it. I checked my other emails but found nothing to confirm that. Now, I have proof that this is an imposter! I want this account deleted and I want a response to my complaint! Otherwise, I have to say that the people managing this app are doing nothing to keep the people who want to enjoy this app safe! I have a valid complaint and I have been ignored! The app is a great idea but I need to feel safe. Is this imposter staking me? Do I need to feel afraid to “meet up” with any of the social groups I’m interested in? I need this imposter removed and investigated! What is going on here? How can this be allowed and after I’ve made complaints? Developers (or whomever) pease, contact me further so that I may send the screenshot. I think I might have to report this to the authorities for my safety concerns... I’m only asking that the developers do their part.
  • Terrible App Jun 14, 2019

    By n_a_t_2
    Several issues. The app crashes a lot, especially when I try to look at photos. I always see error messages—right now I am trying to see some events for groups I am a member of, but I am getting a message that the content is not available. Events are listed multiple times on the upcoming events section. The app doesn’t allow you to customize the push notifications you receive enough; for example I kept getting alerts every time there was a discussion in a group I’m a member of, which got annoying, so I had to turn off all push notifications from the group. When you look through events coming up, get out of the app, and come back, you have to start scrolling all the way from the beginning. I would like to be able to hide events from groups I don’t want to see. The app allows group organizers to put a so-called number of guests that are coming, which is often inflated by organizers to make it seem like more people are coming then there really are. A lot of the groups were created by club promoters in order to bring people to clubs and aren’t actually real groups. Meetup needs to crack down on groups that are using Meetup to promote clubs/people’s paid events. Like 30 grounds will all list the same event, and you have to scroll through all of that.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Sean B
    Not nearly as reliable on the Androids as they are on IPhones. Restarting app is frequently needed.
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By Theo Darling
    The app seems bad, and the website is also bad. The concept is good! But the process of selecting interests to filter results by could not be stupider, the profile settings could not be less accessible on the app version, and the results themselves are showing me groups from multiple states away. I'm especially annoyed about the interests part though because they're somehow both too limited AND labyrinthine. If you won't let us add our own interests, at least let us browse a complete list?!
  • Sep 9, 2021

    By Ann M.
    I'm not sure how the interface to the app can get worse. But now you no longer can tell what city an event is taking place. When you first click on the event all you see is the name of the location. Then when you scroll down the only other additional information you get is the street address but no city. 👎👎 Edit: Another issue I have with the interface, when clicking to add the event to your calendar instead of putting the event location into the location on the calendar it's putting in the meetup event url. That doesn't help me at all when trying to travel to the location based on what was auto entered into my calendar. Changing from 2 stars to 1 star.
  • Sep 26, 2021

    By Donna B.
    I don't like the setup of this app as compared to their website. It is a bit complicated to use. Searching for groups is a fright, it shows mr activities to do when I'd prefer to search by group. Also, when you click an activity and back out, you're taken back to the top of the page instead of where you left off. I'd rather continue using their website.
  • img Community
    Feeling awkward in a crowd of people you have nothing in common with is perfectly understandable. Attending 2 or 3 right kind of parties may be a much better bet if you are looking to develop your social skills. Connect with those that share your hobbies and give it a try.
    img by Antonio
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Good App thanks Appgrooves
    img by Zay N
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When it's only been 1 month since you've moved to a new place, you might find yourself wanting to get out and do things but don't have anyone to go with. You can find friendly meet ups less than 5 miles away from you with new people to get to know and fun activities to do together.
    img by Zay N
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Traveling alone can be a fantastic experience, but over 50% of solo travelers find it hard to meet new people. MeetUp lets you find local events that like-minded people will be attending, making it easier to meet fellow travelers and locals.
    img by Bhanu
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    A breakup can leave you with an aching heart. Instead of closing yourself indoors to cry your heart out, get out and meet new people. Socialize and take part in social events. You'll forget your bad experience in just a matter of 10 days or less.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    In the modern world, people work on tight schedules, making it difficult to develop platonic relationships. However, Meetup can help you meet at least 10 people on a daily basis. With continuous talk daily or as often as possible, you can build as many platonic relationships as you want within 30 days or less.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If you are traveling somewhere for 4 or more days and want to see more of a city from the perspective of locals, try using MeetUp. With MeetUp you can attend different local events in the city that you are visiting and get to see a different part of it. You can explore new places and meet others while traveling.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    When the big game starts in 2 hours but you're still not sure where everyone wants to hangout, you can find a great crowd to watch it with by checking right from your phone to see the local hot spots for a specific event.
    img by David
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    Tired of the forced dating scene? Why not hang out with 100 or more people who have similar interests to you, and then see what happens. You never know who you can meet when you're not forcing a romantic vibe.
    img by Mary jane
    2 years ago
  • img Community
    If there's a large crowd of people who share your love of the Civil War gathering for a reenactment within 100 miles or more of your location, you can be sure to receive a notification based on your interests. You can also search for future events in areas in near you.
    img by John
    2 years ago
  • img Expert
    1. More than just dating! Meet up with entire groups that share any interest you can possibly imagine - from movies to astrophysics
    2. Search interests & events, not people! By searching common interests & joining groups, you'll easily stumble upon great people before you know it
    3. Easily stay updated on all the great events in your area you're sure to love

    Reviewed by Antonio Rozich on February 15, 2018

  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Tricia Free 2 B Me!
    I've always been extremely fond of this app. There's something for everyone, anywhere. Taking a trip and want to connect with like minded folks, you can do that to Infact, if you like to travel, there's travel trips to. Moved to a new area, here you go. From the bottom of my heart, I adore this app. The crem of the crop was how this app afford the all so needed social distancing we needed to practice 3/2020 until recently and still. Thank you Meetups, the Organizer's, the participants, etc.
  • Add a video call feature Aug 21, 2021

    By Thank GxD 4 Bad Taste
    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.
  • Best thing ever. Feb 10, 2020

    By AppleTV Cable
    Because I Recently moved to a new area with no friends or any idea were anything is, I cried many tears believing I had made a major mistake. Thank goodness for Meetup. It takes time to learn each groups rules and I have incurred a couple nasty people for breaking a rule I was not aware of. You can’t make a reservation and be late from work, or you are there but u don’t know them and they don’t know you so you are armed as a no show even though you pay for your membership in advance. I always try to be courteous and am willing to pay for a meal when I can’t find the location. I also got kicked out of a group for cancelling a happy hour when a close family member died unexpectedly. But those are only growing pains. These people go to a lot of work and time to make these opportunities available for us. I don’t fault them, I just wish they would treat new members as a new customer to their business. I have met some of the nicest people. The app is great but it crashes on my phone every time. The software seems to be excellent and I have been making some nice friends. It’s a 10 in my book and am so thankful it is available. Much better way to meet other singles than a dating site.
  • Nov 24, 2021

    By Alexander Rivera
    it's a great app and getting better every day. I just don't like the logo for the app itself. The logo just does not stand out as much but that's only a superficial knit pick.
  • What a god-send for people in situations where they are lonely or want to meet new people! Sep 23, 2019

    By Plybrook
    The app lets you search for groups or activities or events by key word....or just scroll through all the events that meet-up groups have planned for the week and just click to join and get the info! Some are totally open to everyone cuz and some have a short screener for safety. Never found any to be scams and all are just legitimate good people who want to do activities with like-minded people. The only problem I’ve ever had is that sometimes ill sign up to join a meet-up event...like recently at a local festival ...and I get there and can’t find the group because the leader was too vague about the meet-up spot and didn’t have a sign or anything for new people to recognize the group. That’s happened a few times and is a bummer. But mostly it works out! Also, if there’s not a group already out there doing something you like, it’s super easy to start a new group with your interest....I’ve been surprised at the response that new groups get.
  • Nov 17, 2021

    By Grace Hechler
    I wish this was popular everywhere. As long as there are people willing to start and maintain groups, the people will come and it is a fantastic way to meet people and participate in activities that you may not ever have done otherwise.
  • Nov 22, 2021

    By Alan Stein
    Meetup brings together some of the the best aspects of both the virtual culture and the culture of person to person, real-life connections. The virtual part allows folks to easily find groups that are customized to be in sync with your interests, passions, and personality. Furthermore, it allows members to express interest in becoming a member. And, assuming that there are no snags in the process, allows members to confirm their participation in either a real-life OR a virtual event. BRAVO!!
  • I am a three year Yogi. I have serious heath issues. May 24, 2020

    By oxygen dependent
    They gave me 3 months to live so I had to fight back. I started doing yoga 7 days a week three years ago. I have an auto immune disease call sarcoidosis. My heart was so enlarged I could barely get out of bed. My lung captivity was less than 50% of normal. My heart went back to normal and my lung capacity had been greatly increased. But the prescribed drugs I take for quality of like are deadly. A drug called prednisone destroyed my hip and cause bone death to the hip bone and hip joint. I was out for about 6 months before they would or could do the replacement. I flew through the surgery and recovery in the mist of another miracle. The Drs gave the credit to my faith in God and Yoga. These online classes are a life saver. I had the surgery on Feb 12 and have recovered 99%. I leave the 1% to allow for carefulness in learning new hip poses. I met Black to Yoga at their outdoor classes in Emeryville about a 18 months ago. The instructors are amazing and well practiced. I am a Yogi for life. This online Yoga durning the Corona Virus is a part of my full armor. Namaste
  • Needed to find a place and some friends! Aug 22, 2019

    By Bll711
    Are used to Meetup as a recommendation from my sister who lives in Tulsa. She moved there and knew no one, so she got the Meetup app and found some things to do and people to meet, so she recommended it to me. I live in a different State and city and my circumstances are different. I stopped going out or doing anything and got depressed, so I use the app to get myself undepressed. I started out by just going to one yoga class and I just kept going and meeting new people and finding more more things to do and now I’m happy. I have also use the app to look up things for people in different cities and states that I care about and want them to find interesting things to do and people to hang out with. This app gives me the opportunity to check their area and make suggestions and tell them to use the Meetup app. What I like the very most is that it is not about finding a significant other. It is about meeting people and doing interesting things in your area.
  • Great App... better people!! Jan 27, 2020

    By Salinas0214
    This app is easy to navigate. I like that you can go in and take yourself off an even you have RSVPd for if you have something come up. The reminders are also great to your email because we are all so busy already it’s hard to keep up with so many added events. I was a little cautious at first. I’m not the best in most social settings and definitely not good at just going out and meeting random folks. My husband thought I was nuts but he’d do anything for me... so here we are. Had our first meet up and it was great!!! Everyone was really nice and the organizer was very good at laying the ground rules...ie. No bullying, no phones during movies, always be respectful, and have fun!! The people we met up were all from different backgrounds, had different careers, interests, personalities, etc., but it meshed well. I did not at any point feel like we were being rejected or ignored. Just an overall great experience with wonderful people MY age!!
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Lena2 DaLeft
    wish there were more active groups in the Tulsa and surrounding areas but the app itself is pretty easy to navigate and use
  • Nov 20, 2021

    By Rhett Savage
    The functionality to add an event to my calendar recently began working again on Android 12 / pixel 6 pro... Possibly the fix came from Google.
  • New to the area Dec 10, 2020

    By Can't sit still.
    I have found Meetups to be very helpful in finding activities (so far only sports for me) when you are new to an area. I recently moved to the Sacramento area and I found myself becoming a homebody and lethargic. I previously was active on different rec teams, my kids were younger and kept me busy coaching or training them, and without Covid19 my circle of friends were always doing something. But since I have moved all that ended. I haven’t made close friends through Meetups but everyone I have met has been very friendly and welcome new people who enjoy whatever the activity is the group was formed. And there are many, many groups, social, online learning, all sports, age defined and more. I would highly recommend at least seeing what groups are near you, if you find yourself with free time and wanting to do something more productive than tv. Chances are there is a group set up for people with similar interests as you. And there is no obligation. Try it once, see if it’s for you. If not, look for another group.
  • Pretty user friendly Jan 7, 2020

    By RugPilot
    I’m new to Meetup and have only attended two events and have enjoyed both outings. The people are amazingly friendly, organized and very helpful. Especially to newcomers! I like the app and would give them a 5 star, except that it could use a couple more tweaks to further optimize it. For example, it doesn’t give us an option to provide feedback (such as volunteering to drive or asking for carpooling), during the RSVP stage. Only after having RSVP’d, we must go into the general comments. Another feature would be to allow folks to see the event description without having to RSVP first. Also, being new to the area, most people don’t know the acronyms which the event hosts use in describing or the names of areas. It would be helpful to have a little more descriptions (such as the level of difficulty, etc.) for the event. The State of Washington’s Mountaineering Organization has a very good system which could be used as a model. Overall, I’m very pleased and thankful for this organization. Thank you!
  • Good but navigation is confusing and redundant May 10, 2018

    By Ben Jiles
    I honestly don’t understand the quick-to-hate for this version of the app. However, they are right when they say this new version is not intuitive and doesn’t make sense. For example, let me go over the bottom 5 tabs are for navigation of critical aspects of meet ups: 1) find new meet ups (like an advanced search feature), 2) card view of current meetup groups and you’re able to browse new ones (honestly 1 and 2 should be combined. It’s redundant and is confusing), 3) the “check mark” icon tab is for your upcoming or past meet ups. This is where you go to see them. However the check mark symbol is a little unintuitive and confusing. It would make more sense to make it some sort of calendar icon., 4) group and meet up notifications, and 5) profile. The app is good, but confusing and redundant. Navigation is not intuitive. Looking forward for newer versions but I understand this takes time and resources. Keep it up.
  • Still Learning Mar 11, 2019

    By SAS0629
    My husband and I are fairly new to the area. We hoped to utilize this app to find more activities and people with similar likes and activity level. We like to golf, bowl, bike ride, walk, we’re dog owners, we aren’t musicians, artists, or historians, but we like enjoy concerts, theater, art, and history. My husband is prior military, which helped bring us together over 35 years ago. In the military communities we always had at least one person there who could recommend things and we did as well. We want to find a good community/group and enjoy participating in activities and getting to know others through this App. We’re interested in “meetup” groups who aren’t trying to network to sell something or hook-up. Just build real ‘old-fashion’ friendships and have fun. I do recommend this app. It is up to the individual and his/her time and trust level to be willing too venture out and meet and do new things.
  • Lockdown Life Line!! Oct 12, 2020

    By Amber Clare
    Super happy to have joined Meet Up during lockdown as felt quite isolated particularly as new to the area. Although at the time there wasn’t much happening as physical meet ups the online sessions such as Norwich & Cambridge Piano group with zoom recitals was the first session I joined and was wonderful. A total inspiration listening to people sharing their musical gifts from their homes across the country, Europe and the following month the USA. From there I joined some yoga and meditation classes on line and then as things got going some walking groups initiated with Karen and a walk around the city to regularly trotting around Norfolk with whoever has availability.. I have been really impressed with all of the meet up organisers and admire their time and commitment to others for the joy of sharing their hobbies, talents and knowledge. I would like to add I was a bit dubious as to how genuine Meet up be but now feel totally relaxed about joining a group. Everyone has been super welcoming and accommodating. I have also met some interesting people which has enhanced the activity to give a really nice social experience. I do find lots of activities are on a Sunday morning which is understandable. Would enjoy a bit more on Saturdays and late afternoons in the week, oooh might have to try and organise something myself and give back to the group....
  • Great but $$$$$ to start a group Nov 5, 2018

    By Ekael77$
    I like this app. I’ve been able to meet people and while some didn’t work out as I hoped, I feel confident that I have a good group of people for what I want. The downside to this app, paying money to start a group. $15 per month is pretty high for something you might not use in a month or so. By that I mean, you could move on to another thing to look for or another type of group. I think that fee per month should be lower (currently is 50% off) or just have a flat rate to have the group permanently open. Close groups that are not showing any activity. I think sending a notice to the members that this is going to close works fine. But in the age of Facebook and other sites, charging people money for things like this will kill this app and allow another that doesn’t charge a fee to come to life. Aside from this, you do have a good chance of finding what you want on this app.
  • I wish I would have known sooner Feb 15, 2019

    By Kallisto80
    I just discovered this app and I am writing a four-star due to the functionality of the user interface, amounts of people who actually participate on this website but I am short one star because I held a rally at the state capital not even two weeks ago and could have used so many of these people. I work with others who are trying to help people who are in pain, or pain medicine has been branded the new drug that will get you addicted. Literally, all you have to do is think about it or if you happen to see elicit the versions of it, law-enforcement swears it is the real thing and a prescription and you will be addicted. The sarcasm as my voice is real, you can’t hear it but it is there. I’m hoping that this website will benefit more in the future and it’s on a professional and personal level as well.
  • Interesting! Oct 30, 2018

    By SirAlecGuiness
    Recently found Meet up. While looking for ways to meet people and hopefully make friends. I have a tough time finding people with familiar interests. The more I dig into the app the more surprising the groups and certain interest I didn’t expect to see. There are so many possibilities. Interest in quantum physics, video game nerds, music, and just getting together to meet and have fun. I haven’t been able to go to any groups yet! But November seems to be a good start. I spend most of my time with headphones on and doing everything from car restoration to airbrush pieces and many types and styles of art, in general. I’m constantly looking for stimulation in learning. Right now I’m spending a lot of free time reading and questioning physics, especially Quantum physics! Anyways, I think this is a good place to start. I am hoping for a lot of interaction and conversations with Meetups. Thanks Joshua
  • Nov 11, 2021

    By Anastasia Pluish
    I use app as supplement to website. The main issue is not being able to "contact attendees" all together as an organizer and fake locations when searching for new groups - I'll select Philly as my location, the results will always list Philly under each group, but when I click on a group it's in San Francisco or whatnot. I've heard of these issues from many people. I don't feel like contacting anyone separately, you're informed here through reviews, "message us here" is fake caring copout.
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Mr Foutch
    I haven't tried the app yet. Thanks everyone who has gone before me for the reviews. I'll just continue with the website. At least I already have some idea how it works. My further comments,beyond this, are only answers to prefabricated questions I have to answer so I can submit this "review"
  • Ok for members, coordinators, not yet. Mar 8, 2020

    By 2scribes
    Easy for exploration and joining. Still needs some work for coordinators. Starting a group guidance could be clearer. I didn’t realize my preliminary group description and tags were to be published immediately upon approval. It would be nice to give a coordinator the option of deciding when to publish after approval. Could also make the iPad interface more easily maneuverable and manageable for coordinators. After a couple of weeks going in circles, finally deleted the app and went back to Safari. Better, but have some suggestions. Menu bars/options could be better organized. Members could be on one side bar with applicable menu items; and events could be on the other side. It would be nice to have option of msg board fixed to home page to see/reference along side discussions board. Unless new members know where this is hidden, the messages go unnoticed. Thanks for developing this app and continuing improvements.
  • Review and feature idea - request May 18, 2019

    By Idea Jake
    Hey y’all, I’ve never done an app review before but this has been on my mind every time I use this app for months now. Whenever I browse for events it feels like the list is bloated and searching becomes disincentivized by repetition. I’d like to see a feature which enabled blocking of groups to eliminate things you don’t like and free up the bloat within searching. Seeing the same things over and over whenever I pick it up has me not wanting to pick it up. It feels like fresh things are buried and I just am not appealed to read titles and scroll events I’ve seen every time I open this that id never care about. This app has given me good memories, albeit few, but all felt like lucky breaks and it’s felt very dry for very long for me for these reasons here. I’m here to put this review because I do care about seeing new life within this app and I’m curious about the receptiveness of its caretakers. Cheers friends and adventurers, strive to be great
  • Clunky + Alert bugs May 17, 2018

    By Jfdexghffsgvhfdd
    First, this update has caused an insanely annoying bug where notifications won’t clear. Again! I hate having that red dot and so I’ve had to turn off notifications until it’s resolved again. There already was an issue where if you get one notification that you subscribe to, the number changes to include all alerts total and that includes the “suggested groups” that you can’t get rid of. Second, as many others have said, the U/I is not very user friendly. There is no way to make defaults to be for your groups instead of all groups in the area and search isn’t very easy to use either. As a site, and the reason for the 3 stars as opposed to 1, I do enjoy it. I like that I’m able to meet people with similar interests and likes. For the most part I use the site instead of the app because navigation is much easier and intuitive plus it feels more features are available that way.
  • Great but Glitchy Jun 21, 2019

    By QuietMarin
    I fell in love with Meetup when we moved from FL to CA. Meetup wasn’t really a thing in FL but was big in CA. Met awesome people thru the different groups on Meetup. Then we return to FL and Meetup was slowly becoming bigger. Still meeting awesome people thru events on Meetup.... but the app is glitchy. I never got notified that comments were being made on my events until an hour later... that sorta got fixed with one of the last updates. Also copying/duplicating events it would always change the time even tho I would want everything the same as last time.... NOW I can’t even upload my pictures to events! Earlier in the week at an event I took a picture, needed to upload it (a pic of our meeting location) and when I brought up my camera roll it didn’t have any recent pictures on it! It only selected pictures at random to show me, not anything recent 🤷‍♀️ VERY FRUSTRATING 😡
  • Easy to use, once you figure out how to set up Mar 11, 2020

    By &309401&
    Help section offers ZERO help with profile set up questions, including group selection ( request to join). Very frustrating to figure out on my own by trial and error. HINTS: 1) prior to creating a sign in, have a face visible low res photo ready to upload into your profile. 2) Select your groups of interest BEFORE you finish profile setup so that group location is visible as part of your group selection criteria. You will not get a second chance to make this kind of easy multiple groups selection. After account setup you can only ask to join a group by clicking on a scheduled group activity and then asking to join if interested. The activities or group names don’t always say upfront where the group is located.
  • Where in the World?? Apr 9, 2019

    By TanditaFrancis
    I really like Meetup. I’m inspired to use it the most when I travel to meet new people / find real local experiences. It’s great. I’m a New Yorker and I’m sure there there are lots of interesting local meetups, But I find that I’m far less likely to use the app now because my messages are cluttered with out of town / out of country places I’d need to fly hours away to attended. I don’t want to start new accounts for each new city. It seems an easy fix to allow a menu option or location sensitivity so that you can let the app know where you are or where you might be when you travel. This way the app will show you events that you can actually attend. Really important for traveling users which, I’m assuming so many of us are. Please fix. Thanks!
  • Great, but needs work. Feb 3, 2021

    By Slick 1
    The Meetup app is great because it’s convenient, but could use some improvement. There should be a tab to decline or “Not Attending” to avoid notifications of events we are not interested or available to attend. Currently we have to hit the tab “Attending” and then we can change our status to “Not Going”. It doesn’t make sense. Adding a “Maybe” or “Interested” tab would be helpful to know who has interest in an event, but cannot fully commit at the moment. Perhaps give the opportunity for the event planner to set a date that anyone interested must commit to “Attending” or “Not Attending”. Anyone that does not commit by that date (or specific timeframe), they can be automatically changed to “Not Going” or “Not Attending”. Keep up the great work!!
  • Crashes Jan 2, 2020

    By YSSALCELLEB
    This app is great to find different meetups in your area with people that have common interests in varying categories. However, you’re unable to view their profile (at least I can’t) when you click on their image in the messages . It would make it easier to find out more about the individuals prior to meeting up. Secondly, every time I try post a group the app crashes. It’s very frustrating because I really wanted to get this group started soon. If I can’t find the group that I need and get my group started due to the app crashing, unfortunately, I’ll have to delete the app off of my phone. Besides the negative experience in these areas, it was a pretty good app.
  • Nov 28, 2021

    By Sean B
    Not nearly as reliable on the Androids as they are on IPhones. Restarting app is frequently needed.
  • Oct 30, 2021

    By Theo Darling
    The app seems bad, and the website is also bad. The concept is good! But the process of selecting interests to filter results by could not be stupider, the profile settings could not be less accessible on the app version, and the results themselves are showing me groups from multiple states away. I'm especially annoyed about the interests part though because they're somehow both too limited AND labyrinthine. If you won't let us add our own interests, at least let us browse a complete list?!
  • Sep 26, 2021

    By Donna B.
    I don't like the setup of this app as compared to their website. It is a bit complicated to use. Searching for groups is a fright, it shows mr activities to do when I'd prefer to search by group. Also, when you click an activity and back out, you're taken back to the top of the page instead of where you left off. I'd rather continue using their website.
  • App in dire need of useful features Jul 30, 2021

    By SuperShoeDiva
    I am not certain of what improvements were made with the recent app update but I've finally become fed up with the app and deleted it. It's only set up for iPhone because why would you want to manage your meetup(s) on an iPad? It's clear that meetup has no interest in what their paying customers want or need. If you use meetup to manage your interests then be prepared to be hammered by constant emails and notifications. There is no easy way to port events to your device calendar which would be the best improvement they could implement. The app doesn't allow meetup owners to manage members, everything has to be done on the website. The real estate on the app makes it difficult to use in general. It is truly a shame the app is so bad because it is likely to drive users away from a great service. On the web I can search out related groups in other locations as I travel and there are lots of local activities I never would have known about without meetup. Ignore the app use the service.
  • Hidden Fees and Bad Customer Service Mar 5, 2019

    By すばらしい app! Wonderful!
    I only started to make a Meetup event on their website on my phone, and though I didn’t finalize it, Meetup still made me an organizer for a group which gave me an unexpected and unasked for $20/month subscription. I re-downloaded Meetup to make an event (unknowingly the app was $10), only after seeing that the event that I never even finalized, had gained members over 80 members in a few days. Didn’t know I’d be charged for anything out of this whole deal, and have lost $30 from thinking that this app could better my life. Though they collect money without explicitly saying it, they do not have a phone number to call when you find their unexpected charges in your bank statements. Much better to make meetups via a phone or email list instead of relying on these this fake and unethical service. I genuinely believe that they add members to peoples’ groups to rope them in and keep them subscribed and distracted long enough for their hidden charges to clear in you bank account.
  • So-so User Interface Design Aug 28, 2021

    By Little Pooobah
    This app works just fine as long as you aren’t an organizer. As an organizer, I have had plenty of frustration. Some of the supposed organizer tools take me to pages that are not tools at all and which contain irrelevant information. Example: today I tried to go to my Organizer subscription information to make sure that the semiannual automatic payment had gone through. Although I am logged in, the app will not let me view the information, but takes me to a page that says, simply, “changes to your account must be made from the same platform which you used to set up your account.” Firstly, I’m not trying to change anything – I just want to make sure that the payment went through. Secondly, the computer I used to set up my account nearly 20 years ago has long since gone to the great electronics recycling center in the sky. I’m not sure whether it’s their user interface designer or their QA testers who need to go back and finish middle school.
  • Disappointed, no connections Jan 27, 2020

    By Thunder Dream
    I’m in a city (college town) of 121,000+ people, but I haven’t found a group that fits. It would be extremely difficult and probably fall to they wayside if I started a group because I have chronic health conditions. Once in awhile I’d like to meet with some folks and be a person. I’ve not made any acquaintances since I moved 7 months ago, but I don’t think it’s that unusual. People who already have connections stick to them. I’m not a programmer, and I’m not the night on the town with a group of business professionals. I’m interesting in a drawing group, but it meets in a religious center and I’d prefer not to be pushed into someone’s’ organized religion- that’s one reason I am on this instead of joining a religious group. I’m not a writer, though I probably should explore it. I’m not into most of the things that are listed. Obviously, outdoor adventures are out. I guess some of us are destined to be ‘lone wolves.’
  • Great idea. Terrible execution. May 7, 2020

    By clifster
    Been running meetup groups for over a decade. What started as a unique platform for gathering people by interest has languished in a post-desktop world. The result is this shell of an app with so many bugs on the organizer side it’s hard to know where to even begin (inability to search venues outside your location, terrible notification system, drafts events that pooch new events). I’ve been on meetup focus groups, filed bug reports, and made suggestions on ways the product can better support organizers, with all falling on deaf ears. As far as I can tell meetup truly believes it’s just a glorified Eventbrite serving it’s customers that are consumers of the product versus the organizers who actually pay for it. In response to complaints from organizers about funding their groups in an ever-increasing annual fee model, meetup’s response is asking your users to “chip in” like we are some form of waitstaff that members want to tip for serving them up a great hot dog. How about just nixing the 10% fee for any amount charged for events on the platform since organizers are already paying ~$200/year for their groups? Somebody please just buy this company out from comatose WeWork, spend some real dollars on focus groups and mobile app dev, and get this product out of neutral that it’s been stuck in for the last 10 years.
  • Meetup is Great; IPad App Needs Work Apr 16, 2019

    By Bull Brucer
    A newbie to Meetup here, and I really like it the concept. The IPad app has some cool features but needs some work. -It is easier to find groups on the website than the app. I’ve searched the app for specific groups that I know exist and couldn’t find them. I then checked via the website, and I could find and add them. - There’s no functionality to update your interests via the IPad app; one must delete the app then log on via the website (or log to the website from another device. If you try logging onto the website from your IPad when you have the app on the same IPad, it will automatically kick you to the app. Even if what you want to do can’t be done on the app. Annoying. - The app appears in portrait only; it does not rotate to landscape. That’s really annoying if you are jumping between apps or using a keyboard on your IPad. The nice features are that the app lists all upcoming events for all your groups by date or can show just the ones you have signed up for. The app also makes it easy to navigate between events and groups. If the above areas for work were addressed, I would give the app a 4 or 5 (depending on the appearance). I have not had the app lock up or freeze. All the app’s functionality have worked great and it’s very dependable.
  • This app is awful Oct 4, 2020

    By nmzkaufman
    So the major thing that really gets on my nerves is that the app, mobile website, and desktop website all have different functions so if you need to change something you might as well just use the desktop. The app is useless. I created a group and never receive notifications for new members or anything so I have to login and check it all the time. Yes I went thru my settings. When I login to the app to check, it also does not notify me of new members, but of course it continues to show new notifications for the same three old things that I click on and clear EVERY SINGLE TIME. It’s ridiculous. It will also tell me about events for groups that I don’t rsvp to and won’t tell me about people posting on groups I’m in. The developers need to get the crap together.
  • Nov 13, 2021

    By J J
    The add to calendar function is no longer working. When you open the app using the link, the option for the home is not present. When you hit the back button, the app just closes... Please fix these issues.
  • New app is unusable Sep 8, 2021

    By Medianm98
    For what it's worth I find the newly launched app very challenging to navigate and pretty much unusable. The old app worked great and things were where you expected them to be. This new app has me adding myself to groups without knowing it because I mistakenly touch the wrong place on the screen. I can't find things when I'm looking for them. I can barely find how to message. I click into my group looking for a list of upcoming events but only see details of the next event. Additionally, I find myself clicking things multiple times to get links to respond. Also, we still can't upload multiple photos at once which was my number one peeve with your old app. Definitely not a fan of this new app. The old one worked really well. Why not just make that one better? This new app is a huge step backwards. 2018 update - the app is still unusable! I'm a programmer by day who can now barely find the list of upcoming events for my Meetup groups. Before there was a very obvious button which showed all upcoming events. Why is that gone? Isn't that the main reason to have this app? Also, the photo uploading process is still just terrible. This new app is a huge step backwards. I wish you guys had fixed the issues with the old app instead of rebuilding it into something we can barely navigate or use. 2021 update - Uploading photos is still so buggy! Constant errors while trying to upload multiple photos. The error is generic and offers no direction to fix the problem.
  • I've only just made an account. Is this normal? May 21, 2018

    By Itendtozoneout
    Sign up was pretty bad on a purely UX perspective. Why is there no exit/done option for users when they're inputting their information? I tapped to enter my age and gender and had no way of finalizing an input, thus couldn't move on to the next field. If I scrolled down to my age, I couldn't hit "ok" or "done" or even a "x" to move to the next section of the sign up form. I opted to just tapping back and forth between things and the screen needed to jump around constantly for me to even be able to reach the "gender" input from underneath the scrolling pop-up for the age input. Be helpful. UX isn't all about aesthetic appeal. If it doesn't work, it's bad UX, regardless of how pretty it looks. You then ask me to provide feedback about my thoughts on the app once I finally get to the home page, and I oblige. Only to find that I can't even send the message. No matter what I did, the "send" option was disabled on the feedback email screen. You ask to collect feedback, but ask your users to figure out a puzzle to be able to help you. This review was meant to be sent in the feedback email that you redirected me to 10 minutes ago. I ended up giving up but decided to still try to give you feedback, just through the AppStore - something I'm confident will actually work correctly. I've only just made an account---- is this what I should expect from the whole app?
  • Nov 19, 2021

    By Debbie Zimmerman
    The app doesn't work at all on my phone! It says I have invalid credentials when I try to sign in...won't accept email & password, won't recognize Google or Facebook access either! I can sign in just fine on iMac & iPad...
  • Not Safe!!! Sep 11, 2019

    By Jhawary
    I have an impersonator on this app! There is someone with my same name, in my same groups and same community with my same likes. Please note that my name is uncommon. You won’t anyone with my first and last name combined. I caught a screenshot of of this other profile with a photo. It is definitely not me, but right after I took the screenshot, the profile photo was removed. I reported this a number of times. At first, I thought I may have had established an account at an earlier time and had just forgotten about it. I checked my other emails but found nothing to confirm that. Now, I have proof that this is an imposter! I want this account deleted and I want a response to my complaint! Otherwise, I have to say that the people managing this app are doing nothing to keep the people who want to enjoy this app safe! I have a valid complaint and I have been ignored! The app is a great idea but I need to feel safe. Is this imposter staking me? Do I need to feel afraid to “meet up” with any of the social groups I’m interested in? I need this imposter removed and investigated! What is going on here? How can this be allowed and after I’ve made complaints? Developers (or whomever) pease, contact me further so that I may send the screenshot. I think I might have to report this to the authorities for my safety concerns... I’m only asking that the developers do their part.
  • Terrible App Jun 14, 2019

    By n_a_t_2
    Several issues. The app crashes a lot, especially when I try to look at photos. I always see error messages—right now I am trying to see some events for groups I am a member of, but I am getting a message that the content is not available. Events are listed multiple times on the upcoming events section. The app doesn’t allow you to customize the push notifications you receive enough; for example I kept getting alerts every time there was a discussion in a group I’m a member of, which got annoying, so I had to turn off all push notifications from the group. When you look through events coming up, get out of the app, and come back, you have to start scrolling all the way from the beginning. I would like to be able to hide events from groups I don’t want to see. The app allows group organizers to put a so-called number of guests that are coming, which is often inflated by organizers to make it seem like more people are coming then there really are. A lot of the groups were created by club promoters in order to bring people to clubs and aren’t actually real groups. Meetup needs to crack down on groups that are using Meetup to promote clubs/people’s paid events. Like 30 grounds will all list the same event, and you have to scroll through all of that.
  • Sep 9, 2021

    By Ann M.
    I'm not sure how the interface to the app can get worse. But now you no longer can tell what city an event is taking place. When you first click on the event all you see is the name of the location. Then when you scroll down the only other additional information you get is the street address but no city. 👎👎 Edit: Another issue I have with the interface, when clicking to add the event to your calendar instead of putting the event location into the location on the calendar it's putting in the meetup event url. That doesn't help me at all when trying to travel to the location based on what was auto entered into my calendar. Changing from 2 stars to 1 star.
  • Oct 11, 2021

    By Emily
    Event hosts use the free tag but then demand money in the description, almost all "free" events in my area demand money. It ruins the app. When you search for free events only, all that shows up are sneaky ones demanding cash in the description. Reporting is difficult through the app as it redirects back and forth between Chrome and the app many times before settling in the app to make the report. Low rating for attention, yes I did just send the dev an email a minute ago. Will edit when fixed
  • Nov 23, 2021

    By Jenni
    Made an account awhile ago. Downloaded the app tried to log in told me I haven't been on in awhile so I need to change my password I did. Sent me an email redirected to internet changed password then told me my account is deleted... 🙃😐 so why did you not let me make a new account when I tried with the same email?
  • Wrong instructions in App Support Aug 8, 2020

    By hoping fod better
    App Support instructions are wrong in many ways. Someone in support should try all the instructions on each supported platform and open work a work ticket for each error. One defect example is changing profile photo on IPhone where the instructions claim there is a workaround for the defect where changing the profile photo does not show the new photo on existing group memberships. It states each group can be changed individually but there is no way to do that. It states the profile photo is used on all groups that do not have an overriding photo but that is false because it just leaves all groups with the photo that existed before the profile photo was changed and there is not way on an iPhone to override a photo for a single group. Would write a new review but this one keeps coming up. Every release forgets my login then tells me my password is wrong and forces a reset of my account. Poor human factors design or maybe no human factors design and the implementation is just whatever accidentally get put in by random developers on the team. Needs done adult supervision in the development process.

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