Are you irritated by the numerous group texts that you no longer use? Well, you’re not alone! I used to receive a lot of these that I didn’t even need, from people I didn’t even know! Even if group texts are obsolete in 2020, this feature can still be an issue for some Android users.
Group Texting is an older way of messaging a group of people. Group texts can get a little spammy, and you end up wanting to opt-out of the group. The only real way you can get out of a group text is by asking the creator of the group text to remove you. However, it doesn’t always do the trick, especially if it’s a spam message.
So if you are finding an answer for how to leave a group text on Android, you are at the right place.
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Follow what worked for me! I’ll teach you how to leave group texts on Android, without actually being removed.
How to leave a group text on Android
- Mute notifications from the group text
- Block the group text
Method 1: Mute notifications from the group text
This is the easy method to leave a group text on Android. A first step you can do is to mute notifications for the unwanted text group so you won’t be bothered every time a new message comes in.
Honestly, for me, it’s the notifications that are annoying, not the group text itself.
1. Open your messaging app
Open your SMS messaging app and open the group message you want to mute.
2. Go to the menu and press “Group Details”
Tap on the menu button (the one with three dots) and tap on Group Details.
3. Look for notifications and toggle them off.
Tap on 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 all the notifications that pour in.
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Method 2: Block the group text
Blocking the group text is yet another effective method to leave a group text on Android. On most phones, you can also block a specific sender through your messenger’s settings.
1. Open your SMS app and select the group text
Open your stock SMS app and find the Group Text you want to go away.
2. Block the sender
This method might be different from phone to phone, but on most phones, you can long-press on the message itself and block the sender from there. After this, any messages from the sender will be blocked by your phone’s messaging app.
3. Delete the group message
Most of the time, blocking a sender also hides the group message, but if it didn’t work for you, you can just delete the message from your SMS app.
You won’t be bothered again by the sender unless you unblock them on your messaging settings.
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 muting or blocking the sender.
Why can’t I take myself out of a group text?
Group texts use your carrier’s network, and as long as they have your number, you won’t be able to unsubscribe from their texts. Leaving a group text is harder on an SMS platform compared to an online one.
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.
Gaining some peace of mind
Whether you want to escape group texts or just one sender that’s spamming and annoying you constantly, it’s always annoying to receive unsolicited text messages. But there are workarounds, and you can always avoid something like this from happening in the future.
Avoid giving out your number to people who won’t have any good use for it! Remember that your phone number is also a part of your private information. Giving that away to random people can create bad experiences for you. Such as receiving a constant barrage of messages from someone you don’t know.
Have you tried the methods to leave a group text on Android? Did I miss something? Let me know your opinion in the comments down below!