How to Delete a WhatsApp Group

Want to discontinue a WhatsApp group? Make sure you have admin access to the group and read this post on how to delete a WhatsApp group for instructions.

If you want to delete a WhatsApp group, then you’ve come to the right place. Though there isn’t a straightforward feature for doing this, I’ll show you how to permanently delete a Whatsapp group.

How to Delete a WhatsApp Group:

To delete a group, you must have admin access to that group. In other words, you should be the only or one of the group admins.

  1. Open WhatsApp.
  2. Open the group you wish to discontinue.
  3. Tap the three dots at the top right corner.
  4. Select “Group info.” Information such as the group’s icon, name, description, and all participants will be displayed.
  5. Remove all participants until you are the only one left. To remove a participant, tap on the name or number of the person and hit remove user.
  6. Repeat #3 and #4 again.
  7. Tap the “Delete group.” A prompt will appear asking if you want to delete all group’s media on your phone. Make a choice and tap “DELETE.”

When You’re The Only Admin of A Group:

Perhaps you’ve come across some tutorials telling you to “Exit group” right away without removing other participants, then read on.

If you’re the only admin of a group and you exit straight away without first removing all other members, WhatsApp will automatically assign the admin role to another participant. And this selection is, however, done arbitrarily.

It could be a user whose name is above yours or the next person, based on alphabetical order, that will assume the position.

Some even argued that WhatsApp keeps track of all users when they joined and automatically make the next user on the “joining list” the new admin.

But I think the system does not follow a standard procedure, rather chooses the next group admin at random.

For this reason, it’s so important that you remove all members before deleting a WhatsApp group or someone else (maybe that you don’t like) takes over the group.

Also, without removing all other group members, you’ll only be able to delete yourself off the group, not the group.

When there are Multiple Administrators:

WhatsApp introduced a feature called multiple group admin or co-admin. With this option, a group admin can make another participant (s) an admin.

If you are not only the group admin, just remove all other participants, including the admins, then delete the group.

 

 

The Bottom Line:

To delete a WhatsApp group, ensure to remove other participants first as this allows you to completely discontinue the group.

There you have it: how to delete a WhatsApp group. If you have any questions or would like to drop your thoughts on this piece, please use the comment section below. Also, don’t forget to share this post with friends on social media.

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