How To Leave a Group On Facebook

Facebook has become a popular way to stay in touch with friends, family, and other people. The social media site is also home to many different groups that cover just about every topic imaginable. With so many groups and your own changing interests, you can quickly find yourself in a Facebook Group no longer interests you.

In this article, we will show you how to leave a group on Facebook, and some additional tips on how to take more control of your group activity.

Let’s get started.

When should you leave a Facebook group?

Leaving a Facebook group can be a difficult decision. But sometimes it’s the best thing to do.

Here are four signs for when you should leave a Facebook group.

1. You’re not getting the support you need.

If you’re in a group for support, and you’re not getting the help you need, it might be time to leave. There are tons of other groups out there that can offer you the support you need.

2. The group is no longer relevant to you.

If the group you’re in is no longer relevant to you, it’s probably time to leave. There’s no point in staying in a group that doesn’t interest you and it just gets in the way of other posts that are more relevant.

3. The group is causing you stress.

If the group is causing you stress, it’s probably time to leave. There are plenty of other groups out there that won’t cause you stress.

4. The Facebook group is a distraction.

Social media is a great way to find new ideas and inspiration, but it can also be a massive distraction that can cause you to not get much work done and reduce your productivity. If you feel like the Facebook group you’re in is a distraction, it might be time to leave.

How to leave a group on Facebook from desktop

Once you’ve made the decision of leaving a Facebook group or cleaning up your social profile, these are the steps you need to follow to leave a group on Facebook from a desktop device.

Open Facebook.com and log into your profile.

From the menu on the left, select “Groups”. (If you cannot see “Groups”, select “See more”.)

Facebook groups

In the menu on the left, select the gear icon to the right of “Groups”.

Access Facebook group settings

Under the “Manage groups” section, select “Membership”.

Adjust Facebook Membership settings

Search or scroll for the Facebook group you want to leave and select “Leave” to the right of the group name.

How to leave a group on Facebook

Click the “Leave Group” button to confirm.

Confirm to leave the Facebook group

Alternatively, you can also visit the Facebook group you want to leave, and then at the top, where it says “Joined”, you can click to open a dropdown and then leave the group from there.

How to leave a Facebook group option 2

How to leave a group on Facebook mobile

If you are using Facebook mobile, leaving a group is just as easy to do as it is on a desktop device.

Follow these steps to leave a Facebook group from a mobile device:

Open the Facebook app and log into your account.

Select the hamburger menu in the top right corner (three lines or dots).

Hamburger menu on Facebook mobile

Select “Groups” from the menu.

Facebook groups on mobile

In the top right corner, select the gear icon (settings).

Facebook group settings on mobile

Then select “Membership”.

Access memberships on Facebook mobile

Search or scroll to find the group or groups you want to leave and select the “Leave” button to the right of the group name.

How to leave a group on Facebook mobile

Select “LEAVE GROUP” to confirm.

Confirm leaving of the Facebook group

FAQs

How to leave a group on Facebook

Can you leave multiple Facebook groups at once?

You cannot select multiple groups at once to leave, but you can leave multiple groups quite quickly by visiting the “Membership” area and then clicking on the “Leave” button by each of the groups you no longer want to be a part of.

See the instructions above on how to find the “Membership” area on a desktop or mobile device.

Can you stay a group member, but turn off notifications?

Yes, you can. Facebook has introduced a lot of privacy settings over the years, all in different places, making it quite confusing, but you can turn off group notifications so you are no longer disturbed by groups without having to leave them entirely.

This is how to turn off group notifications on Facebook:

Open Facebook.com and log into your account.

Navigate to the “Groups” tab from the menu on the left.

Facebook groups

In the menu on the left, click on the gear icon.

Access Facebook group settings

Select “Custom Notifications”.

Customize group notifications

Click on the options menu to the right of the group you want to mute.

Adjust group notifications

Select “Off” to turn off notifications from that group (you will still receive notifications if someone @mentions you).

How to turn Facebook group notifications off

Can you stay a group member, but stop getting group posts in your newsfeed?

Yes, you can. If you want to stop seeing specific group posts in your newsfeed, you can unfollow individual groups. You will stay a group member and can interact with the group as usual, but you won’t be bothered by group posts appearing in your newsfeed.

To unfollow a Facebook group, follow these steps.

Open Facebook.com and log into your account.

Navigate to the “Groups” tab from the menu on the left.

Facebook groups

In the menu on the left, click on the gear icon. 

Access Facebook group settings

Under “Manage groups”, select “Following”.

Adjust the following settings on Facebook groups

Scroll or search for the group you want to unfollow and select the “Unfollow” button to the right of the group name.

How to unfollow a Facebook group

Final thoughts on leaving Facebook groups

As Facebook has been around for so long, it’s inevitable that you may have some groups, pages, or people attached to your profile that are no longer relevant to you.

When it comes to Facebook groups, you can easily leave them, just make sure you are certain before leaving a group that requires you to apply to be a member, as you will need to reapply if you change your mind in the future.

If you’re not sure, you can always turn off group notifications or unfollow groups you no longer want to see in your newsfeed.

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