How to Leave a Group Chat on WhatsApp

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This wikiHow teaches you how to remove yourself from a group conversation on WhatsApp. Doing so will prevent you from receiving messages from or participating in the group chat. You can exit a group chat on all versions of WhatsApp, including the iPhone, Android, and desktop versions.

On iPhone

  1. Open WhatsApp. Tap the WhatsApp app icon, which resembles a white phone receiver on a green speech bubble. If you've already set up WhatsApp, doing so will take you to the last item you had open.
    • If you haven't yet set up WhatsApp, do so before proceeding.
  2. Tap the Chats tab. It's a speech bubble-shaped icon at the bottom of the screen.
    • If WhatsApp opens to a different conversation, first tap the "Back" button in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Select a chat. Tap the conversation that you want to leave. This will open it.
  4. Tap the conversation's name. It's in the upper-left side of the screen. Doing so opens the conversation's settings page.
  5. Scroll down and tap Exit Group. You'll find this red-text icon at the bottom of the page.
  6. Tap Exit Group when prompted. Doing so will confirm your choice and remove you from the group.
    • Leaving a group might not delete it from the Chats page. If so, swipe from right to left over the conversation on the Chats page, tap More, and tap Delete Group twice to remove the chat.

On Android

  1. Open WhatsApp. Tap the WhatsApp app icon, which resembles a white phone receiver on a green speech bubble. If you've already set up WhatsApp, doing so will take you to the last item you had open.
    • If you haven't yet set up WhatsApp, do so before proceeding.
  2. Tap the CHATS tab. It's at the top of the screen. This will open a list of your current conversations.
    • If WhatsApp opens to a different conversation, first tap the "Back" button in the top-left corner of the screen to exit the conversation.
  3. Tap and hold the group that you want to leave. After a second or so, you'll see a checkmark appear next to the group.
    • At this point, you can tap additional groups or chats to select them as well.
  4. Tap . It's in the top-right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear.
  5. Tap Exit group. It's at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
    • If you selected more than one group, this will say Exit groups instead.
  6. Tap EXIT when prompted. This will remove you from the group that you selected.
    • Leaving a group may not delete it from the CHATS page. If so, tap and hold the group chat on the CHATS tab to select it, tap the trash can-shaped icon at the top of the screen, and tap DELETE when prompted to remove the chat.

On Desktop or Web

  1. Open WhatsApp on your computer. You can find the desktop version of WhatsApp in Start (Windows) or in the Applications folder (Mac).
    • This process also works for WhatsApp web edition, though you'll first need to sign into WhatsApp web if doing so.
  2. Select a conversation. On the left side of the page, click the group conversation you want to leave.
  3. Click . You'll see this icon in the upper-right corner of the conversation window. A drop-down menu will appear.
    • Make sure that you click this icon in the conversation window and not in list of conversations that's on the left side of the page.
  4. Click Exit group. It's at the bottom of the drop-down menu.
  5. Click EXIT when prompted. Doing so will confirm your choice and remove you from the group.

Tips

  • Leaving a group means that you won't see messages or notifications from that group anymore.

Warnings

  • The act of leaving a group will send a message to everyone in the group that says "[Your name] left".
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