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.

Leaving Instagram Group

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.

Leave chat

6. Tap Leave chat at the bottom.