Are you irritated by the numerous group texts that you no longer use?
Well, you’re not alone!
Even if group texts might seem obsolete in 2020, this feature could still be a thing for some Android users. Messaging apps have made it easier for cliques to set get-togethers or group plans.
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But what if you don’t want to be in any of these?
Group Texting is an older way of messaging a group of people. Most of the time, group texts can get a little spammy, and you want to get out of it! I know the feeling!
Hate to break it to you, but it is a bit difficult and confusing.
What’s even worse is this:
The only real way you can get out of a group text is by asking the creator of the group text to remove people. However, sometimes this is not possible.
Don’t you worry! We got you!
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.
Now, let’s get started!
Method 1: How to Mute Notifications for the Group Text
One way 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 annoying, not the group itself – so this might solve your problem.
So this is what you should do:
Open 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.
Look for Notifications and Toggle them off.
Tap into the Notifications section and toggle off the switch for “Allow Notifications.”
Note: To be clear, this will not get you out of the actual group text, but it will mute notifications so that 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 method 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.
Note: 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 go away.
Tap on the Menu and Select Delete
This method might be different from phone to phone, but go to your menu and select your Delete option.
Disclaimer: Even if you 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.
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, 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 Peace of Mind
Whether you want to escape all Group Texts or just one that’s 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 here we’ve made a list of the best ones to use.
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Have you tried the methods? Did we miss something? Let us know your opinion in the comments down below!