How To Get Out Of Group Text Android
Group texts can be overwhelming and annoying, especially when you no longer wish to be a part of them. Whether you’re an iOS or Android user, there are ways to escape from unwanted group texts. Here’s how you can leave or mute group texts on both platforms.
Leaving Group Texts on iOS
If you’re an iOS user and want to leave a group text, follow these steps:
- Open the group text you want to leave in the Messages app.
- Select the group of contacts at the top of the screen.
- Tap the “Information” button and scroll to the bottom.
- Toggle on “Hide Alerts” to mute the conversation or tap “Leave this Conversation” to exit the group text entirely.
It’s important to note that the “Leave this Conversation” option may not be available if some participants in the group chat are not using iMessage or the latest version of iOS.
Muting Group Texts on Android
On Android, leaving a group text isn’t as straightforward as it is on iOS. However, you can mute group conversations to stop receiving notifications. Here’s how you can do it:
- Open the group text you want to mute in your messaging app.
- Tap the three vertical dots to access the options menu.
- Select the option to mute or hide the conversation.
By muting the conversation, you won’t receive notifications for new messages in the group text.
How to Mute a Group Text on Android
If you no longer want to be involved in a group text, it should be simple enough to remove yourself, right? Wrong, unfortunately. On Android, you’ll need to request permission from the group text’s creator to be removed from the group. To do this, you can simply message the creator of the group and ask them to remove you. However, you don’t need to continue being bothered by troublesome notifications for a conversation you don’t want to be part of. You can easily mute a group text on Android, as we’ll explain in the next section.
How to Mute a Group Text on Android
Muting a group conversation on Android is easy and means you won’t be troubled by any more notifications. Below, we’ll show you how to do this in Google Messages and Samsung Messages, as well as how to mute group texts if you have a OnePlus phone.
How to Mute a Group Text on Google Messages
There’s no option to leave a group text on Google Messages, but you can mute group conversations so you don’t keep receiving notifications.
- Open the Google Messages app.
- Open the group text you want to mute.
- Tap the three vertical dots menu at the top right corner.
- Tap Group Details > Notifications.
- Select Silent.
How to Mute a Group Text on Samsung Messages
Whether you own the latest Galaxy S23 Ultra or an older Samsung phone, here’s how to mute a group text on Samsung Messages:
- Open your messaging app.
- Find the group text you want to mute and open it.
- Tap the three vertical dots menu.
- Tap the Bell icon at the bottom right to mute the group conversation.
Keep in mind that various other brands like OnePlus, for example, have their own messaging apps. There are also a lot of third-party messaging apps available on the Play Store. With so many apps available, we can’t create instructions for all of them, or this post would be too long. However, if you have a brand of device not mentioned on this list or if you use a third-party messaging app, the steps to mute a group text should be fairly similar across the board.
How do I create a group text on Android?
To send out a group text on Android, launch your messaging app, open a new conversation, and add contacts to the Enter Recipients field. When you’ve selected all your group members, type your message and select Send.
How do I create a group text on iPhone?
To group text on an iPhone, open Messages and type your recipients’ names in the To field one at a time. Alternatively, tap Add (plus icon) and choose a contact to add to your group message. When you’ve selected all your group members, type and message and select Send (up arrow).
How do I add someone to a group text?
On an iPhone Messages group chat, tap the group name or member icons at the top of the screen to open the group’s details. Tap the message info > Add Contact. On an Android, you can’t add people to an existing group. You’ll need to create another group that includes them.
How do I start receiving notifications for a muted group text again?
If you’ve muted a group text but want to start receiving notifications for it again, just tap the same icon you tapped when muting group text and any messages you missed will reappear.
How do I remove inactive group texts from Google Messages?
To remove inactive group texts from Google Messages, just go to your message inbox and swipe left on the conversation you want to remove.