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How to leave a group on WhatsApp

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One of the functions that make WhatsApp more comfortable and functional than classic SMS is the ability to create group conversations within which to exchange messages with several people at the same time. You probably use this feature too often, right? And tell me, has it ever happened to you that you want to leave a group following quarrels or the simple exhaustion of the topics to be discussed?

If the answer is yes but you never did it because you don't know how to leave a group on WhatsApp, let me help you find out how to do it. I assure you that it is very simple and has no consequence in the daily use of the app.



So if you are really interested in finding out what you need to do to be able to leave a group on WhatsApp, I suggest you get comfortable, take a few minutes of free time and follow the instructions below. I am sure that in the end you will be able to tell yourself more than satisfied and that if necessary you will also be ready and happy to provide all the necessary explanations to your friends who are unaware of the thing and eager to receive a similar tip. What do you say, we bet?

Leave a group on WhatsApp from a smartphone

If you want to know how to leave a group on WhatsApp from your smartphone (the procedure is practically identical on Android, iOS e Windows Phone), all you have to do is access the home screen of your device, start the app by tapping its icon and go to the section Chat application. Then tap onsubject of discussion which is located at the top of the screen that opens.


At this point, if you are not an administrator of the group in question, you can go directly to reading the following lines. If, on the other hand, you are the administrator of the group you intend to leave, I invite you to first appoint a new administrator in your place. To do this, press the name of the users you want to become administrators of the group, select the item Appointment of director from the box that opens and indicates the contact, among those in the list, that you think is the case that preys on your place. If you are the administrator of the group and you do not appoint a new admin before leaving the conversation, another of the participants in the conversation will be named admin in your place randomly.


Keep in mind that if you are the administrator of the group on WhatsApp that you intend to leave, you can choose an unlimited number of new admins to "pass the baton" to. Also, if you were previously the group administrator and have appointed new administrators, they will have full control over the discussion: they will be able to invite new participants, delete existing ones and even close the chat as you could have done.

At this point, to be able to leave a group on WhatsApp, all you have to do is press the appropriate button Leave group that you find at the bottom and confirm your willingness to carry out this operation by pressing again on the item to leave the group attached to the menu that is shown on the screen. Once this is done, the chat will continue to "live" without your intervention.


Considering that only administrators can invite other users to groups, if after leaving a group on WhatsApp you want to retrace your steps, you will not be able to do everything independently but you will have to ask those who manage it to add you again.

Leave a group on WhatsApp from a computer

You use the popular messaging app mostly from your computer via the messaging client for Windows e Mac or via WhatsApp Web? No problem, even in this case it is possible to leave a group on WhatsApp. Now I'll explain how to do it right away.

To begin with, start the WhatsApp client installed on your computer by clicking on its icon or access WhatsApp Web by typing https://web.whatsapp.com in the address bar of the web browser that you usually use to surf the net and then pressing the button Submit on the keyboard. In both cases and if necessary, scan the QR code visible on the screen using the WhatsApp app installed on your mobile phone and then wait for the main screen of the service to be visible.

Then locate the name of the group you want to leave from the left sidebar and click on it.


At this point, if you are not an administrator of the group you intend to leave, you can go directly to reading the information you find below. If, on the other hand, you are the administrator of the group you want to leave, I suggest you first appoint a new administrator who will take over the "reins" of the situation for you. to do this, click on the name of the conversation in the upper right part of the screen you see, select the item Appointment of director from the box that opens and indicates the contact, among those in the list, that you want to take your place. If you are the administrator of the group and you do not appoint a new admin before leaving the conversation, another of the participants in the conversation will be named admin in your place randomly.


Even in this case, keep in mind that if you are the administrator of the group on WhatsApp you intend to leave, you can choose an unlimited number of new admins to "pass the baton" to. Furthermore, if you were previously the group administrator and the new administrators appointed, they will have full control over the discussion: they will be able to invite new participants, delete existing ones and even close the chat as you could have done.

Finally, click on the arrow pointing downwards placed next to the name of the group always attached to the left sidebar of the WhatsApp screen, select the item Leave group attached to the menu that is shown to you and click on the button OK.

Alternatives to leaving a group on WhatsApp

Delete a group

Instead of leaving a group on WhatsApp you would like to permanently delete it or "silence" the notifications concerning it. In this case, follow the instructions below, it's very easy.

If you are the administrator and instead of leaving a group on WhatsApp you prefer to permanently delete it, the first step you need to take is to select the group in question, select the subject of the discussion located at the top of the screen that is shown to you.


At this point, delete all members of the group and close the discussion by pressing the appropriate button. To remove a person from the group, select their name from the list of participants e scegli l'opzione Remove [person name] from the box that appears in the center of the screen.

After repeating the operation for all members subscribed to the discussion (including any other administrators), select the button option Leave group and confirm your intention to leave the chat. Finally, select the button Delete group appeared in place of that Leave group, at the bottom of the screen, and the discussion will be deleted from your WhatsApp.

For more details, take a look at my tutorial on how to delete WhatsApp group in which I have provided you with all the explanations of the case in the smallest detail.

Mute a group

Keep in mind that the deleted group will still be visible on the devices of the other participants in the discussion, however none of them will be able to post new messages as they are no longer subscribed to the chat.

As can be easily understood, it is not possible to delete a WhatsApp group of which you are not an administrator. In this case and if you are looking for a valid alternative to leaving a group u WhatsApp, you can "silence" the notifications concerning it.

To do this, select the group on which you intend to go to act, select the object of the group located at the top and select the item silent from the menu that appears. Choose, therefore, how long to silence the group (8 hours1 weeks o Everlasting) using the appropriate menu that is shown on the screen.

If any step of the procedure is not clear to you, consult my tutorial on how to silence a WhatsApp group in which I have explained in detail how to disable notifications for groups in WhatsApp.

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