How to delete a WhatsApp group
If your WhatsApp group has served its purpose, it might be time to delete it. You can delete WhatsApp groups on iPhone and Android, and we’ll show you how.
What to know before deleting a group on WhatsApp
Similar to deleting a Discord server, to be able to delete a WhatsApp group, you need to be the admin of that group. You will also need to manually remove each group member before you can delete the group.
Also note that your group’s chat history will be available to your group members, but they won’t be able to post new messages. Later, if you want, you can create a new WhatsApp group.
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Delete a group on WhatsApp
To delete a group, you must first delete all members of the group, leave the group, and then finally delete the group.
The following procedure is performed on an Android phone. The steps for the iPhone will vary slightly, but you should be able to follow along.
Step 1: Remove group members
Start by launching WhatsApp on your phone. On the chats screen, tap the group you want to delete. On the group screen, at the top, tap the name of the group.
To remove group members, scroll down to the “Participants” section and tap a member.
In the menu that opens, press “Delete”. This removes the member from your group.
Press “OK” in the prompt.
Your selected member is now removed from the group. Repeat this process for each group member until all members are removed.
Step 2: Leave the group
After removing all group members, it is now your turn to leave the group. This makes the group removable.
To do this, on the group chat screen, tap the group name at the top.
On the page that opens, scroll down. There, tap on “Leave group”.
Press “Exit” in the prompt.
And you managed to leave your group.
Step 3: Delete the group
Once you leave your group, you will see the option to delete the group.
Tap on the “Delete group” option.
You will see a “Delete group” prompt. Here, if you also want to delete your group’s media files, check the “Delete media in this chat” box. Then press “Delete”.
Warning: Make sure you really want to delete your group before clicking “Delete”. There is no way to undo your action.
And your WhatsApp group is now deleted. Cheers!
Do you also want to delete a Facebook group? If so, that’s just as easy to do.
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