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How to remove yourself from a group chat in iMessage on iPhone or iPad

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If you have a group message that you don't want to be a part of anymore, we can help. This guide will show you how to leave a group message or mute alerts for group conversations on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

Group text messages are a convenient and easy way to talk to multiple people at once, be it for work or fun. However, there never seems to be a shortage of group text messages that we'd rather not be a part of.

Here's how you can leave a group message that takes place on iMessage between three or more people.

Important: If you leave a group message, you won't be able to join unless you are readded by one of the group members.

How to leave a group text on iMessage

  1. Open the group text you would like to leave
  2. Tap the name of the group text
  3. Tap the Info button
  4. Scroll down, then tap Leave this Conversation

Of course, this only works if every participant in the group chat is using iMessage. If even one member uses MMS/SMS, such as an Android user, you'll be unable to leave the group.

And there are other times when it may not be advisable to leave the group chat, but maybe you don't want to deal with your iPhone constantly pinging, either.

Both of these situations can be made a bit more bearable by muting the group chat alerts. Muting the alerts allows you to pop in and view the chat at any point but doesn't provide any sound or banner alerts.

The Hide Alerts button, outlined in purple
The Hide Alerts button, outlined in purple

How to mute a group message

  1. Open the group text you would like to mute
  2. Tap the name of the group text
  3. Tap the Info button
  4. Scroll down, then toggle on Hide Alerts

Once Hide Alerts is on, you'll find a do-not-disturb crescent moon icon next to the conversation in your Messages app. If you'd like to start receiving alerts again, you can toggle them back on at any point.

 

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