Even if a group text might seem obsolete in 2019, this feature could still a thing for some Android users. Messaging apps have made group messaging easier for us and group texting has been obviously over taken, apart for some specific situations.
If you want to text your group, you will probably choose to use an app like Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp. But what do you do when there’s no Internet?
However, sometimes, a group text can get a little spammy and you want to get out of it. Technically, it is a bit difficult and confusing. Unfortunately, the only actual way you can get out of a group text is asking the creator of the group text to remove people. However, sometimes this is not possible. So we’ve researched a couple of workarounds for you to feel like you’ve removed yourself from the group text, without actually doing it – so you can get some peace of mind.
Method 1: How to Mute Notifications for the Group Text
One method for you is to mute the unwanted text group so you won’t get annoyed by notifications that pop up when a new message comes in.
Honestly, it is the notifications that are really annoying, not the group itself – so this might solve your problem.
So this is what you should do:
Go to your messaging app.
Tap your stock SMS messaging app that you have and open the group message you want to mute.
Go to the menu and press Group Details.
Tap on the menu button (the one with three dots) and tap on Group Details.
Go to Notifications and Toggle them off.
Tap into the Notifications section and toggle off the switch for “Allow Notifications”.
Note: Just to be clear, this will not get you out of the actual group text, but it will mute notifications so you won’t be bothered by it.
The messages will still come in, though. If you’re wondering how to solve that problem, check the method below!
Method 2: How to Disable Auto-Downloading MMS
This is another trick up your sleeve. By disabling auto-downloading MSS on your Android smartphone, you will stop the incoming messages from all group texts.
If you want to say goodbye to all group texts, this is the way to do it:
Go to your messaging app and select Settings
Open your stock SMS app and tap on the menu button. From there, go to Advanced Settings / Additional Settings.
Toggle off the “Auto-download MMS” switch.
Toggle the switch off so your phone will no longer download MMS group texts.
Just to be clear, by doing this, you will no longer get any group texts from now on.
Method 3: How to leave a Group Text by Deleting It
If you have only one Group Text that is annoying you, you still have a solution!
So let’s see what this is all about!
Open your SMS app and Select the Group Text
Open your stock SMS app and find the Group Text you want to make go away.
Tap on the Menu and Select Delete
This might be different from phone to phone, but go to your menu and select your Delete option.
Disclaimer: If you just delete the group, as soon as anyone messages the group again, it will pop back up. If you want it permanently gone, you should mute it first, as we have shown you above, and then delete it.
What Questions People Have
- Can You Leave a Group Text on Android? Unfortunately, no, unless you ask the owner of the group to remove you. However, there are some workarounds, like the ones we presented above, so you don’t have to do that!
- Why can’t I Take Myself Out of a Group Text? Group texts use your wireless carrier’s text messaging plan and that makes it a bit difficult to leave a traditional group conversation.
- How do I set up a Group Text? When you want to send a text to multiple people, just add more people into the recipient’s form, rather than just one person at a time. If you want to know more, we suggest you read our article “Android Group Messaging 101: The Ultimate Guide”.
Remove Yourself From a Group Message – Gain Some Piece of Mind
Whether you want to escape all Group Texts or just one that’s really spamming and annoying, you’re sure to achieve success with the methods we’ve presented above. If you want an easier time in the future, we suggest using Messaging Apps, and we’ve actually made a list of the best ones to use.
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