How to Delete a WhatsApp Group. If your WhatsApp group has served its purpose, it might be time to remove it. You can delete WhatsApp groups on both iPhone and Android, and we’ll show you how. The turmoil around WhatsApp and Facebook at the end of 2020 have caused a migration from the messaging app into safer spaces like Signal and Telegram both on Android and iOS. Whether you’re one of those people who want to delete all their traces from the app or do a little spring cleaning around the annoying group chats, we’re here to help.
What to Know Before Deleting a Group on WhatsApp
Similar to deleting a Discord server, to be able to delete a WhatsApp group, you must be the admin of that group. You will also have to manually remove each member of the group 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.
How to Delete WhatsApp Group
If you’re just a member, simply leaving it and removing a group from your chats will do the trick. This article shows exact steps to delete one you created or were granted admin rights for.
Step 1: Remove participants
You should start the deletion process by removing all the participants from the chat. Go over all the members one by one, tap on the name and click “Remove.” We know this might be tedious, but it’s the only way.
Step 2: Exit the group
When only you are left, tap the chat name on the top of the screen, scroll down, find the “Exit group,” and tap it. Another way is to tap-and-hold the name and choose the same option from there.
Step 3: Delete the group
The last thing to do is access the group settings using one of the methods described above and choose “Delete.”
What to do with the chat media?
Depending on your decision to keep or remove all the pictures and videos from your device, you can either check or uncheck the “Delete media in this chat” option.
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