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GroupMe is a free chat messaging app owned by Microsoft and currently has millions of active users from across... How To Leave A GroupMe Chat

GroupMe is a free chat messaging app owned by Microsoft and currently has millions of active users from across the globe. As its name implies, this cross-platform telecommunications tool has been specifically created to provide a safe and secure venue for groups of people to exchange messages, GIFs, photos, videos, URLs, and any other files. It also has an SMS feature where you can easily reach out and communicate with people from your phone book. After downloading the app, you can create an account by providing all necessary information like name and phone number, or by simply linking your other social media accounts like Twitter and Facebook Messenger.

GroupMe is an efficient tool in organizing big events, coordinating with colleagues or business partners, keeping in touch with your friends, planning family reunions, and more. This is because, by default, each group can cater to up to 5,000 members. This being said, this messaging app could get overwhelming especially if the other members are actively utilizing the platform. So, if you’re one of those users wondering How to leave GroupMe without notification? or How to leave GroupMe chats completely, then read on as this article contains answers to those questions. This ‘How to leave a GroupMe chat? Full Guide’ is for all of you who need a break from being bombarded with GroupMe messages or notifications.

 

How to Leave GroupMe Without Notifying Anyone

While it’s convenient to talk with several people at the same time, it could get overwhelming for some to receive multiple simultaneous texts/chats and/or files from different people. Especially if there’s no definite time of the day for such messages, getting GroupMe alerts and notifications from time to time – throughout the day – could easily get annoying or frustrating. 

The flooding of messages, unpredictable content, indefinite time of chatting, continuous notifications – these are the usual reasons why one might want to learn how to leave a GroupMe chat conversation and do it. 

The most commonly asked question, however, is ‘How to leave GroupMe without notification?’ After all, suddenly leaving a group could appear rude to most people. Plus, while you personally think it’s just logical or practical to opt-out of a certain chat conversation, some don’t instantly understand the idea or the act, and not everyone has the energy to explain themselves.

As of this writing, however, the only way to leave GroupMe secretly is if the person(s) on the other line have muted the conversation or they’re currently in Office Mode. In this way, no notification would be triggered. You could also push your luck and just leave the group in the hopes the exit gets covered up by other notifications and the other members don’t notice it.

Since the aforementioned situations consist of certain factors that the users who wish to leave the group can’t control, it is almost impossible to leave GroupMe without triggering any notification. Hence, if your main concern is to not sound/look rude or offensive, then your best  bet is to:

    • Leave a proper goodbye message before you exit.
    • Mute the conversation to silence the notifications. 

 

Then, once you’ve decided to leave a certain GroupMe conversation, here’s how. 

    1. Log into your active GroupMe account and/or launch the app where you’re logged in.
    2. Browse through the list of groups you’re part of then select the specific group you want to leave.
    3. Tap on the group’s avatar located in the top-right section of the page.
    4. Go to the Settings page.
    5. Scroll to the bottom of the page then select Leave Group or End Group (if you’re the creator or owner of the group). 

 

If you’re using the GroupMe SMS, you can easily leave any group by simply sending a text command.

    1. Log into your active GroupMe account and/or launch the app where you’re logged in.
    2. Browse through the list of groups you’re part of then select the specific group you want to leave.
    3. Tap the Compose button to launch the text field.
    4. Type in “#exit” then hit Send.

 

How to Leave a Group on GroupMe on Android

How to Leave a Group on Groupme on Android

If you’re an Android device user, here’s how to leave GroupMe chat conversations.

    1. Launch the GroupMe app from your Android device.
    2. If you’re not logged in automatically, sign in using your registered email address and password.
    3. Select the group you wish to leave.
    4. Tap the group’s name then the group’s profile picture.
    5. Choose the Settings option from the menu.
    6. Scroll to the bottom until you locate the Leave Group button. Click on that if you’re just a regular member of the said group. Otherwise, if you’re the one who created it, click on the Change Owner > assign a new owner > confirm selection > click on the option to leave the group.

Should you also want to permanently delete messages in your GroupMe account from your Android device, here’s how.

    1. Launch the GroupMe app from your Android device.
    2. If you’re not logged in automatically, sign in using your registered email address and password.
    3. Locate and open the chat conversation you want to delete.
    4. Tap the chat avatar then go to Settings.
    5. Select Clear Chat History then confirm the action.

 

How to Leave a Group in GroupMe on an iPhone or iPad

Leave a Group on Groupme on iPhone or iPad

If you’re an iOS device user, the steps are pretty much the same. Here’s how to leave a group in the GroupMe messages app.

    1. Launch the GroupMe app from your Android device.
    2. If you’re not logged in automatically, sign in using your registered email address and password.
    3. Select the group you wish to leave.
    4. Tap the group’s name then the group’s profile picture.
    5. Choose the Settings option from the menu.
    6. Select the Leave Group option located at the bottom of the page.
    7. Wait for a confirmation message to pop up then tap Leave Group to confirm the selection.

 

Can You Mute GroupMe?

As we’ve already established, as of this writing there’s no straightforward way on how to leave GroupMe without notification or without triggering any alert. So, instead of looking for ways on how to leave a group on GroupMe secretly or silently, we recommend the GroupMe mute feature as an alternative.

The easiest way of muting notifications is to switch to airplane mode. However, this would mean silencing all of your social apps aside from GroupMe. So, if you don’t want to totally leave any chat conversation or are merely looking for an alternative on how to leave the GroupMe group discreetly, simply resort to GroupMe’s built-in mute feature.

There are two ways to suppress notifications in this messaging platform – individually or per entire group. To mute a specific convo, the easiest way is to use the ‘#mute’ command. Simply type in this code like how you’d normally reply on the said chat thread. This won’t trigger or leave any notification to the group or anyone from the group. Then, to retract the action, simply type in ‘#unmute’.

Mute GroupMe on Desktop

    1. Access GroupMe from your personal computer.
    2. Select the chat header of the group you want to mute.
    3. Go to the Settings page.
    4. Locate the Mute option then toggle off the button beside it.

Mute GroupMe on Android

    1. Navigate to your Android phone’s Settings page.
    2. Go to Sound and Notifications.
    3. Select Notification & Others.
    4. Choose GroupMe then toggle notifications off.

Mute GroupMe on iOS

    1. Navigate to your iOS device’s Settings page.
    2. Go to Notifications.
    3. Select GroupMe then toggle off the Allow Notifications button.

 

What is Office Mode In The GroupMe Settings?

Aside from toggling off GroupMe desktop notifications or mobile phone alerts, you could silence all chat/text messages through GroupMe’s built-in settings, the Office Mode. This is GroupMe’s exclusive version of airplane mode. This option turns off vibrations and sounds of notifications for all members of the group. So if you aren’t specifically looking for ways on how to leave a group in GroupMe or open messages in real-time, you can simply enable this feature. 

Note, however, that this feature can only be enabled or disabled on the web version of GoogleMe. 

    1. Log into your GroupMe account on the web.
    2. Tap the chat avatar of the specific group/s.
    3. Navigate to the Settings page.
    4. Select Office Mode the switch it on.

 

How To Leave A Group Chat on GroupMe 

If you aren’t content with the steps of how to leave a chat in GroupMe or leave GroupMe text conversations, then you might want to just leave GroupMe completely by deactivating the account you’ve registered.

Before doing so, clear the chat history of all the groups you’re a part of. This would only delete messages from your end, other members would still have their copies. Here’s how.

    1. From your GroupMe account, select the conversation/s you want to clear.
    2. Tap the chat avatar.
    3. Access the Settings section.
    4. Select the Clear Chat History option.
    5. Click Clear.

Should you opt to deactivate your account, click the link on the confirmation email sent upon account registration or delete it from within your logged-in account. You’ll be given 48 hours to restore your account; otherwise, it will be permanently deactivated.

Here’s the step-by-step process on how to delete a GroupMe account – it’s similar across all platforms, whether you’re using GroupMe on Android, iOS, Windows, or Web.

    1. Launch the GroupMe app from your Android device.
    2. Tap on the Open Navigation button.
    3. Access your profile by tapping on your avatar.
    4. Click on the Edit button.
    5. Select the Delete GroupMe Account.
    6. Enter password when prompted. Transfer group ownership when prompted (this is if there’s any group that you personally created.)
    7. Tap Delete to confirm.

 

Conclusion

The decision to remove yourself from GroupMe chats or from the app itself basically depends on you. But, of course, like when you started joining or being a part of groups, there is a certain etiquette you must also observe when leaving, like the courtesy of proper notification.

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