Please take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Meporter?
Meporter is a the coolest local mobile news app allowing anyone to report, read, and update breaking news as it happens around them in any news category you would find in a local newspaper. Meporter also lets anyone win badges and prizes for reporting the news using their mobile phones and the web.
How do I download the Mobile App?
There are a ton of ways to get started posting the news. Throughout the website you will see a bunch of ads with a picture of an old school hat that says download the app. Click it and you will be taken to iTunes where you can get the app and start reporting. Or, if you are like most people and hang out in the App Store on your iPhone you can simply do a search for Meporter there and download it. Don't forget to invite your friends too, that way you can keep track of their news and let them
How do I change my settings?
From the iPhone or Droid phone you simply click on the Profile Page, then the "Edit" button at the top. There you can change your name, email, password, phone number, profile picture and write a Bio about yourself. If you are on Meporter.com simply log in to your account and click on the Edit Profile button and there you can change all of the same things as on the iPhone and Droid.
How do I invite friends?
We made this real easy for you. If you are in the app on your phone click the Friends tab at the bottm and you can then scan your iPhone's address book and send out invites real quick. If any of your Facebook or Twitter buddies are using Meporter we can even track them down too. If you are on Meporter.com and want to invite your friends, well, we've made that just as easy for you. Just log into your account and on the right side of the screen you will see a box that has a ton of different wa
How do I change my profile pic?
On the iPhone or Droid Phone, click on the Profile Tab, then click on the Edit button at the top of the screen. There you can take a new picture or upload an existing. From Meporter.com (once signed in), you have more options - like the ability to crop a photo to show of your best side. If at any time you want to go back to the default pic all you have to do is click on Delete and it will change back to the original pic.
Why can't I see my video right after I upload it?
Videos are HUGE files that we need to pass from your phone to our servers all through your cell phone carrier. So you know how you get dropped calls and bad recpetion? Yeah, same thing happens on our end with your videos, so we have to take some time to process them. But don't worry, we like and want your videos, it just may take a minute to get them up, but we promise they will be there.
What is an eyewitness?
An eyewitness is someone who is witnessing the story as it is unfolding or has happened already. What's cool about Meporter is we let you, and any other person out there, add to your story to keep everyone informed about what is going on. You just need to be in the area of the story and you can check in as an eyewitness and let everyone know what's up.
How do I post a Story?
First you have to actually have Meporter installed on your iPhone, you cant post news from the web right now. Once you do all you gotta do is hit the Post tab at the bottom and write the title of your story, type out what you are seeing (and nope, we don?t limit what you can say to 140 characters), and attach a pic and/or video to your news, and then choose your local news category. Once you got all the goodness ready to roll hit the post button and you are now one step closer to becoming the
What if there is an offensive posting - what can I do?
On the iPhone, from within the story, click on the "Flag" button at the top of the screen. There you can select whether it is spam or just offensive. We get the story sent to us and then we take a look at it and take action if needed.
I am no longer friends with someone, how do I un-friend them?
This can be done on the website logging onto www.meporter.com with your account information, click on the friend you want to delete then click on the blue "Unfriend" button. On the iPhone, you simply click on your Friends' screen then press the 'Edit" button at the top. From there you simply click on the minus (-) sign next to the friend you are removing from your list.
What is the arrow in the taskbar of my iPhone for?
Because you are posting news in specific locations we have to turn on the GPS function in your phone. So that little arrow you see is letting us know we you are located so we can then get your news posted in the right place. Once you leave Meporter that arrow will disappear.
Why are my friends not showing up under the newswire?
When you click on the Newswire screen then the Friends screen, their stories may not be visible. If your friends are not located within your geograhic area, you will need to go back out to the map, select the city closest to them (by either typing it in or navigating with the map), then their stories will appear on the newswire under Friends.