How to Leave a Group Text on iPhone

Group texts can be great for coordinating events with large groups of people. If you’re trying to plan a party or a get together, a group text can help keep everyone organized and on the same page.

You can include information about the event, who’s invited, and what time it will start. This can help reduce confusion and make the occasion all about having a great time.

Unfortunately, on the other hand, groups texts can quickly become overwhelming because you’re now receiving responses from people you don’t even know, and depending on the group text size, you can receive messages almost every second.

So, what can be down about this? You may be wondering, how to leave a group text? Luckily for you, you have quite a few options to avoid the annoyance.

You can mute the group chat or leave the conversation altogether.

How to Leave a Group Text on iPhone

As long as you’re running iOS 12 or later, removing yourself from a group text is fairly straightforward.

First, open up your Messaging app, and then select the group text that you don’t want to be a part in anymore. Once you select the group text, you’ll want to tap the profile icons at the top of the text message.

In doing so, this will open up a new menu that will list all of the participants in the group chat. From here, simply find your own name (or profile picture) and tap on the “X” next to it. This will remove you from the group chat entirely and you will no longer receive any messages from the group chat.

I Don’t See the Option to Leave the Conversation

When the “Leave This Conversation” option is unavailable, it means that one of the members of the group text does not have an iPhone or is not using iMessage. If this is the case, you will not be able to leave the group chat, and will have to encourage the other members to start a new chat without you.

The good news is, is that you’re not completely left in the dark if this event does take place. You will just have to rely on the mute group text option.

To hide alerts for a specific group chat, open the chat and scroll down to the bottom. Tap on the Hide Alerts button, and if it’s highlighted as green then alerts are currently hidden for that chat. This will stop your phone from blowing up with messages, but be aware that you won’t receive any notifications when someone sends a new message in that chat.

However, the group text will still be available to view and chime in when you deem necessary. Also, you can always undo the mute button when you change your mind.

Facebook Messenger

Facebook Messenger was created on August 9, 2011. It was designed as a standalone app that allowed users to chat with their Facebook friends without having to open the Facebook website. The app quickly gained popularity and now has over 1 billion users worldwide.

As you can see, leaving a conversation on your iPhone can be a little tricky — everyone has to be using iMessage to have the ability to leave the group text. That’s why, in our opinion, Facebook Messenger is the better option for group messaging — they make it easy to leave group conversations, or even block them if you so choose.

The main reason that it’s difficult to leave an iPhone conversation is because of the reliance on iMessage. iMessage is a great platform, but it only works if everyone in the conversation is using it. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case, which can make things difficult.

How to Leave a Conversation on Facebook Messenger

To leave a conversation on Facebook Messenger, you’ll need to open your Messenger app on your phone or tablet. Tap on the conversation that you want to leave, and then tap on the name of the group at the top of the conversation.

Next, tap on the three dots in the upper right corner of the conversation, and then select “leave conversation.”

You can also choose to delete the conversation if you no longer want it to appear in your chat list.

When you leave a group text, the conversation is automatically archived. This means that you can look over your previous messages in the Messenger Archives, but you won’t be able to get any new messages within the context of that group text. Upon pressing Leave, the conversation automatically disappears from your list of messages.

Muting the Facebook Messenger Group Chat

Facebook Messenger offers a few ways to mute conversations. You can either mute the conversation as a whole, or you can mute specific notifications. Muting a conversation will stop all notifications for that conversation, including messages, calls, and stickers.

Muting specific notifications will just stop those notifications from coming through, and the rest of the conversation will still be active. To mute a conversation or specific notifications, go to the chat and click on the gear icon. Then select Mute Conversation or Mute Notifications.

One way you can customize your notifications is by tapping the option that says “Receive Notifications.” From here, you can set different rules for when you do and don’t want to receive notifications.

For example, you might only want to be notified when someone mentions your name. This can be a helpful way to make sure you’re not being bombarded with notifications all day long, and that you’re only seeing the ones that are most relevant to you.


WhatsApp’s handling of group text messages is really unique. To join a group text, the admin or creator of the group text has to send you an invite link that you have to tap on to even join. This makes it really easy to leave group conversations as well.

Unlike iMessage and Facebook Messenger, you cannot just be added into a WhatsApp group text. You have to set the approval and allow permission to be added to a WhatsApp conversation.

How to Leave a WhatsApp Group Text

To leave a WhatsApp group chat, open the chat and click on the three dots in the top right corner of the chat window. Select “leave group” from the menu. You will be asked to confirm your decision. Tap “leave” to complete the process.

Once you leave the group chat you will no longer receive messages from the group. This can be a little awkward for some, but do keep in mind when you leave the group text, every group member will be notified that you left the group.


Telegram does support group chats, and you can add up to 200 members in a single group. You can also create supergroups with up to 100,000 members.

This might be a little over kill, but it’s nice to have another option such as Telegram for you group texts.

One drawback to Telegram is that you will automatically be added into groups when random people invite you. If you want to leave them (we are sure you will) just hit “report chat and leave group” and you will be out of the group.

How to Create a Telegram Group Text

To create a group chat with Telegram, follow these simple steps:

1. Open Telegram and tap on the Chats icon in the bottom navigation bar.

2. Tap on the New Group button in the top-right corner of the screen.

3. Enter the name of the group chat and tap on the Create button.

4. Invite your friends to the group chat by tapping on the Add Members button and entering their phone numbers or Telegram usernames.

5. Tap on the Start Chat button to start chatting!

How to Leave a Telegram Group Text

To leave a group chat on Telegram, open the chat and tap the menu button in the top-left corner of the screen. Tap “Leave Group.”

Once you successfully leave the group chat you will no longer receive messages.


There are a few ways to block conversations in the Messages app, but they are all difficult to do. You can only really hide the alerts, but the conversation will continue to be available within Messages. It’s a whole lot easier to leave group conversations in other text apps, such as Facebook Messenger, Telegram or WhatsApp.

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