How to Remove Yourself from A Group Text on Android

How to Remove Yourself from a Group Text on Android: 3 Simple Ways!

If you are an android user, leaving a group text would not be as easy as you think, as Android has not included the option that lets you remove yourself from the group chat directly. In this article, I’ll describe to you how to remove yourself from a group text on Android.

Group text is best used for having time-consuming conversations with your near and dear ones. For example, in order to invite friends or family to an event, ask for their suggestions about the event, and many more, you can just message them all at once by simply forming a group. In contrast, someday you may see group chats or texts exaggerating unnecessarily with irrelevant ideas that you do not like. Or you may have been added to a group that is spam. Therefore, you would like yourself to opt-out of that group text. But here is a catch! If you are an android user, leaving a group text would not be as easy as you think!

Why can’t I remove myself from a Group Text on Android?

For the sole purpose of communicating with a group of people at once, Android has introduced its users with a group text feature on its default “Messages” app. Undoubtedly this feature helps a lot regarding the purpose. But one of the drawbacks that Android users are dealing with these days is – not being able to remove themselves from a group text! Although you can remove someone else from the group text you have created, you can not really remove yourself from other groups that you have been added to. It is just because Android simply has not included the option that directly lets you remove yourself from the group text. Having said that, one unwanted option Android has left you with is – asking the person who has added you! Most people do not seem to like this option. They just feel like leaving the group text without asking from the person. Moreover, many times they can not even ask due to the group text being spam. 

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3 Simple Ways to Remove Yourself from Group Texts on Android

Acknowledging the above-mentioned complexities, we have come out with 3 easy and simple alternatives that you can do to remove yourself from group texts on android devices:

Mute Group Texts Notifications: 

Mute Group Texts Notifications
Mute Group Texts Notifications

Android lets you mute group texts for the sake of not getting disturbed or annoyed from getting newer texts notifications. Though this does not actually remove you from the group texts. You can still view small bubbles letting you know the number of texts that you did not read on the homepage of your messaging app! It is mainly for those who are concerned about the group text notifications, not the group itself. Here is how you can mute group text notifications:

  • Open your default messaging app.
  • Tap the group chat you want to mute.
  • Once the chat window is opened, you should see two or three vertical dots or the group logo on the upper right corner. Tap there to view the group details.
  • On the android newest version, you would see an option as “people & options”. Tap that option to view notifications and members’ contacts.
  • Lastly, just toggle the notification option to switch it off! You can switch it on anytime going through the same procedure.

P.s. Steps may vary depending on different versions or devices of android but the procedure is quite the same.

Delete Group Texts: 

Delete Group
Delete Group

Deleting group texts do not really remove you from the group. It just deletes all existing texts of the group from your android device. If anyone sends new texts or starts a new conversation or be it any activity of the group, all that will again appear on your messaging application. But, if that group text has already been muted, nothing will notify you. You can delete group texts by following similar steps:

  • Open your default messaging app.
  • Once the app homepage is opened. tap and hold the group chat you want to delete.
  • Once the delete option appears, just tap and confirm to delete the entire group texts.

P.s. Steps may vary depending on different versions or devices of android but the procedure is quite the same.

Block Group Members: 

Block Contact on Android
Block Contact on Android

Blocking group members is very beneficial in order to get rid of spam group texts. If you have been added to a group that is of no use to you, just block all the members there. In addition, if you are most annoyed with any particular members, you can directly block them as well. To block group members on group texts you should:

  • Open your default messaging app.
  • Tap the group chat you want to get removed from.
  • Once the chat window is opened, you should see two or three vertical dots or the group logo on the upper right corner. Tap there to view the group details.
  • Then there will appear a “block contact” option. Tap to choose a contact and confirm to block an individual. Block everyone if it is convenient for you. 

P.s. Steps may vary depending on different versions or devices of android but the procedure is quite the same.

Use advanced services like Facebook Messenger:

Advanced messaging applications like Facebook Messenger have made “leaving group texts” easy. Facebook allows you to set its Messenger app as your default SMS and lets you find all of your texts in one place.

How to Set the Messenger App as Your Default SMS App on Android Devices: 

  • Open Facebook Messenger application.
  • Once the homepage is open, tap your user logo on the top left corner beside “Chats”.
  • On your “Me” page, you should see a category as “Preferences”. Scroll up and there you should see the “SMS” option.
  • Tap on the “SMS” option and switch it on to set the Facebook Messenger application as your default SMS app. (You can switch it off following the same procedure.)

How to Leave Group Texts on Facebook Messenger: 

If you have set the Facebook  Messenger app as your default SMS app, you should be able to find all of your text messages on Facebook Messenger’s homepage. Here is how you can leave a group text on Facebook Messenger: 

  • Open Facebook  Messenger application.
  • Tap and hold the group text or conversation you want to leave.
  • There appears an option “Leave group”, tap and confirm to leave the group. 

Wrap Up

How to remove yourself from a group text on Android feels like such a hassle. Our above-mentioned tricks can help you and guide you well through it. Moreover, using Facebook Messenger as your default messaging app is a total help for you to remove yourself from a group text on android devices.

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