Meetup+: Learn about our Premium Member Subscription

The Meetup+ (formerly Member+) offering is an exciting development for members who want more social opportunities at their fingertips. Learn what it means to upgrade to a Meetup+ subscription.

Meetup Member+

Meetup+ (formerly Member+) is the latest development in our decades-long project of helping people keep connected. This new monthly subscription will allow members to join an elite cohort of the most dedicated Meetup members. It also opens up access to a whole suite of exciting features and benefits, some previously offered only to organizers, and others brand new. Learn more about what makes Meetup+ so special, how it’s going to amplify community togetherness, and how you can subscribe today. 

How Meetup+ works   

In the past, there were three membership tiers you could choose from: Member, Organizer, and Pro Organizer. Now there’s a tier between Member and Organizer that gives active community members the opportunity to customize their experience and gain some organizer capabilities, all at a lower monthly fee than the Organizer tier. Check out these Meetup+ benefits. 

Meetup+ badge 

Every member who gets a premium subscription will receive a distinct Meetup+ badge attached to their profile. It’s an easy way to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate that you’re an active, invested community participant. Whenever you RSVP, send a message, or appear throughout the app, other members will know that you’re Meetup+.  

Priority event announcements


Say goodbye to event waitlists. As of January 2023, Meetup+ subscribers will hear about new events as they are announced before the rest of Meetup.

An ad-free experience of Meetup across all platforms

Meetup+ provides you more of what you love, and less of what you don’t. Subscribers to this tier won’t see ads appear on the Meetup app or on the website. This includes ads that normally appear on pages, as well as those that appear after you register for events.

Custom app icons

When you become a Meetup+ subscriber, you get access to unique app icons designed in-house by the Meetup team. This allows you to swap out the existing Meetup logo on your phone’s home screen, and replace it with a unique and personalized icon. From a range of images (some available only for a limited time), you can choose the custom icon that best represents you and how you use Meetup.

Prioritized support

Whenever you have questions, Meetup will be ready to assist. All Meetup+ members have prioritized access to the resources of Meetup’s Community Support team. 

Early access to pre-released features

The presence of new premium members can actually improve your own experience as a group organizer. 

As a result of the Meetup+ badge, you’ll be able to easily identify this self-selecting group of the most engaged Meetup members. Recruiting passionate folks to host events or become assistant organizers is a great way to share the responsibility of leadership and expand your group. 

Why Meetup+ is a big deal for organizers, too 

If your Meetup membership is in the Organizer tier, you’ll automatically get all of the features that Meetup+ subscribers receive. Plus, your capabilities on Meetup will continue to be more widespread compared to those of the Member and Meetup+ tiers. 

The presence of new premium members can actually improve your own experience as a group organizer. 

As a result of the Meetup+ badge, you’ll be able to easily identify this self-selecting group of the most engaged Meetup members. Recruiting passionate folks to host events or become assistant organizers is a great way to share the responsibility of leadership and expand your group. 

How to subscribe to Meetup+  

Starting in mid-December, when you log in through the latest version of the  Meetup app and visit your profile screen, you’ll be prompted with a screen that has simple instructions for becoming a Meetup+ member. The small subscription fee of $3.99 per month will allow you to experience all of the above features through the app. 

If you want to see what it’s like to have Meetup+ benefits, you can opt for a seven-day free trial period. When you do become a subscriber, the monthly fee will be auto-renewed, giving you one less thing to worry about as your social life grows.


Become a premium member of Meetup by subscribing to Meetup+ today!

Last modified on December 18, 2023