Not so long ago, the UK’s most popular social media network WhatsApp, notified every member of the group when someone leaves the chat.
Thankfully, you can now leave a WhatsApp group without notification.
But, how does this new WhatsApp feature work, and how can you exit a group without sounding the alarm?
Let’s dive in.
Whether you’re looking to disassociate from a certain group in the app or just want to get away from an endlessly buzzing group, you can now leave any WhatsApp group silently.
Thanks to a recent update to WhatsApp, most members are no longer notified when someone leaves the group chat. The only person in the group that will receive a notification about your decision to tap the ‘Exit’ button is the admin of that group.
Although you can silently exit a group on WhatsApp, there are some alternatives you can consider to avoid social awkwardness before you permanently leave a group in the app.
Leaving a WhatsApp group is typically a last resort to silence an active group.
If you don’t want to leave the group, but you still want to take a break from it, you can simply mute it.
To disable notifications from a WhatsApp group on an Android phone or tablet:
To turn off notifications from a WhatsApp group on your iPhone or iPad:
If a WhatsApp group is taking too much memory on your phone because of all the images and videos, you can delete the group–and everything else in it– without having to leave the WhatsApp group.
To delete a WhatsApp group on an Android:
To delete a group on WhatsApp on your iPhone:
Once you’ve completed these steps, all the messages and data associated with that particular group will be deleted.
Finally, you can simply exit a WhatsApp group without triggering a notification
To exit a WhatsApp group on an Android phone or an iPhone:
If you’re looking to leave a WhatsApp group without notification, you can – thanks to the recent update to WhatsApp. The app won’t send a notification to everyone in the group that you’ve left, but it will notify the admin.