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How to Leave or Delete a WhatsApp Group (2018 Edition)

Leaving a WhatsApp group and deleting a WhatsApp group are different.

If you're a participant in a WhatsApp group (keep in mind that admin is a participant too) and you're no longer interested in being a participant of that group, then you can leave it.

If you're the admin of the group (In other words, the one who created the group) and you don't want your WhatsApp group anymore, then you can delete it.

Click the below link depending on your need, and you'll be in the appropriate section where you find the steps to do the task.

Leave a WhatsApp Group

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    Open WhatsApp.
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    Long press the group from which you want to leave.
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    Now, hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
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    Tap "Exit group" option.
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    In the popup, you can see three options:
Exit option along with other two options

Mute Instead - This option will begin the process of muting the group. If you Mute a group chat, then that chat will not play a notification sound, vibrate, and show the notification when it receives a message.

Cancel - Close this popup.

Exit - This option will let you leave the group.

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    Tap "Exit."

That's all. You've successfully left the group.

Note: You can leave from multiple groups at the same time by using the above steps.

Here are a couple of important things to note:

After you left the group, a notification will be shown in the group stating that you've left the group.

You'll see the group chat in your "Chats" screen even after you left the group. If you want to delete that group chat, here are the steps:

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    Long press that group chat.
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    Tap "Trash Can" icon at the top.
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    In the confirmation popup, unselect "Delete media from my phone," if you don't want the media from the group chat get deleted. Otherwise, leave it selected.
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    Tap "Delete."
Confirmation popup

That's all. The group chat is deleted successfully from the "Chats" screen.

Delete a WhatsApp Group

To delete a group, you need to remove all of its participants first. Here's how you can do that:

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    Long press the group you want to delete.
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    Hit the Overflow Menu (three vertical dots) at the top.
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    Hit "Group info."
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    Scroll down until you see the "Participants" section.
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    Now, long press a participant and then you can see "Remove participant name" which you can find between "Make group admin" and "Verify security code." Hit it.
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    In the confirmation popup, tap "OK."
Confirmation popup for removing a participant from a group
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    Do the above two steps for all the participants.
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    Now, you should be the only one remaining participant. Tap the "Exit group" option beneath "Participants" section.
Exit group option
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    In the confirmation popup, tap "Exit."
Exit option

That's all. The group is deleted successfully. But, the group chat still exits in your "Chats" screen. To remove group chat from "Chats" screen, tap the "Delete group" option.

Delete group option

In the confirmation popup, you can see "Delete media from my phone" option. Leave it selected if you want the media from the group chat to get deleted. Otherwise, unselect it. Now, hit the "Delete" option.

Delete option

That's all. All done.

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