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How to delete a WhatsApp group – our guide to exiting groups

Here's how you can quickly get rid of groups in WhatsApp!
Last Updated on March 12, 2024
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Tired of getting spammed with hundreds of messages and want to learn how to delete and exit groups in WhatsApp? We’ve got your back.

One useful feature of WhatsApp is the ability to talk to multiple people simultaneously via the use of group chats. However, sometimes you are added to a group chat that is bombarding you with spam, and ignoring it or deleting the messages isn’t enough.

Fortunately, WhatsApp allows its users to quickly exit and delete groups. And in this guide, we’ll walk you through the entire process.

How to exit a WhatsApp group

Here’s how you can quickly exit a group in WhatsApp.



Open a group on WhatsApp

First, open WhatsApp, scroll through the chats, and tap on the group you want to exit.



Access the group’s information page

Once you’re inside the group chat, tap on the group name or group icon at the top of the screen. This will open the group information page.

A smartphone screen displaying a notice about how to delete a WhatsApp group with end-to-end encryption.A smartphone screen displaying a notice about how to delete a WhatsApp group with end-to-end encryption.



Exit the group

Now, scroll to the bottom of the page, and tap on Exit group. Once done, you will be successfully removed from the group.

Screenshot of a messaging app's group chat settings highlighting the "exit group" option, useful for those looking how to delete a WhatsApp group.

Alternatively, you can also tap on the three vertical dots, select more, and tap on Exit group.

Leaving a group chat will remove you from the group and notify participants, and you’ll no longer receive any new messages or notifications from that group. However, the group chat itself will still exist along with all group chat history, so you can rejoin it later if you wish.

How to delete WhatsApp groups

Only group admins have the ability to delete a group chat. If you are not an admin, you will only be able to remove yourself from the group.



Open the group

First, go to WhatsApp and open the group which you wish to delete.



Go to the information page

Now, tap on the group’s name to visit its information page. From here, you need to remove every member until you’re the last one left.

A screenshot of a messaging app interface highlighting the 'delete' option in a WhatsApp group chat settings menu.



Delete the group

After every member has been removed, you’ll need to exit the group as well. Without doing this, you won’t see an option to delete the group.

Once you’ve removed yourself, go to the information page again, scroll down, and tap on Delete group.

A screenshot showcasing how to delete a WhatsApp group in the smartphone interface of a messaging application.

Keep in mind that all the messages and other data in the group will be deleted, so make sure to save everything important before deleting it.

Final thoughts

WhatsApp groups are a great feature to keep in contact with multiple people at once. However, from time to time, you may want to remove yourself or delete a group entirely. Thankfully, now that you know how to delete and exit a WhatsApp group, you can finally get rid of all the unwanted spam messages.

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