Instagram is a photo sharing platform that allows you to interact with your friends in fun ways. For example, you can post photos and videos, send DMs like and comment on posts, and reply to your friend’s stories. On Instagram, you can create group chats and add all of your friends – from here, your friends can add people on their friend’s list, and this can go on until 32 people are in the group chat.
When most group chats have too many people, it’s common to have disagreements and people who don’t just fit into the group. Unfortunately, Instagram doesn’t allow you to remove people from group chats, therefore, if you’re having a disagreement, it’s easier to take matters into your own hands and leave the group chat yourself
If you’ve never left a group chat before, chances are you don’t know what happens when you leave. There are a few things you should know before you leave a group chat so that you don’t leave disrespectfully and having the group feel a certain way.
The Group Gets Notified
When you leave an Instagram group, the group will get notified when you leave. A short message is left at the bottom of the screen saying that you have left the group. This notification is grey so it may go unnoticed if people aren’t paying attention and as new messages come up, the notification gets moved up.
Important: Once you’ve left the group chat, all of your messages will be deleted. If you’ve been talking a lot in the chat, it’s best that you don’t leave until the chat is active without you saying anything. If you don’t message the chat regularly, people may not notice it when your messages disappear.
Tip: If you’re going to leave a group chat, it’s best that you leave when the group chat is most active. When group chats are active, people don’t really notice the details in the chat such as the grey notification.
Note: Once you leave a group chat if you’ve been involved in a disagreement, chances are that you’ll be added back to the chat. Usually, people will think you just left in the heat of the moment and will want to add you back later on.
Can You Leave an Instagram Group Without Anyone Knowing
There’s no way to leave a group chat without others being notified because as soon as you leave a group chat, Instagram instantly lets everyone in the group know that you’ve left via a notification in the group chat.
There is no current method that will allow you to do this secretly because they like people to know when someone within a group has left. If there wasn’t this notification that alerted everyone, people may think that you’ve deleted Instagram, or there may have been a bug. So Instagram likes to let everyone know concretely that you’ve left a chat.
Although you can’t leave silently, there are some loopholes that you can use that will be as effective as leaving. You’re not going to be outright leaving, but it still has the same effect.
Exiting the Group by Archiving the Chat
Another loophole that you can use to leave an Instagram group chat without other people in the chat noticing is by archiving the chat. This method is best when you want to leave an inactive chat. This involves you archiving the chat so that you don’t have to look at it each time you’re on Instagram. And since this chat is inactive, once you’ve archived it, no one will be sending messages within it so that chat can’t reappear for you again.
To archive a chat:
1. Open Instagram DMs.
2. Find the chat that you want to Archive.
3. On iPhone, swipe to the left on the chat. On Android, you want to tap and hold.
4. Select the Delete icon.
Blocking An Instagram Group Chat to Leave Without Being Noticed
Another great way to get out of an Instagram group chat without anyone noticing is by blocking the group. This doesn’t mean that you’ll be leaving the group, it just means that you won’t be receiving notifications from the group, and no one in the group can message you. This is another alternative to actually leaving because it has all of the benefits and no one will receive a notification.
Blocking the group involves you going to everyone individually and blocking them. This is only a good method when you’re not close with anyone in the group so they won’t later on try and message you personally. There’s no way that they can find out that they’ve been blocked so it’s a good loophole to actually exiting a group and notifying everyone.
Muting a Group Chat without Anyone Noticing
One more alternative to leaving the group chat without anyone knowing is by muting the group. Although this isn’t leaving the chat, it has that same effect. You’ll still be part of the group, but you’ll no longer be receiving notifications when people message you. To do this, you’ll need to go to the group, select the name at the top, then toggle on Mute Messages and Mentions.
Leaving Instagram Group
As you’ve probably seen, you don’t have many options when it comes to leaving a group chat without the notification coming up in the chat so if you want to know how to leave normally, then read below.
1. Open Instagram.
2. Tap on Home in the lower-left corner.
3. Tap on DM in the upper-right corner.
4. Open a group conversation.
5. Tap on i in the upper-right corner.
6. Tap Leave chat at the bottom.