How to Leave a Viber Group Without Anyone Knowing

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How to Leave a Viber Group Without Anyone Knowing

Viber is an app that allows users to make free calls, send texts, pictures, and video messages to other Viber users, and make group chats with their friends.

Viber is a group messaging app that allows you to talk to your friends and family on a daily basis. You can send pictures and video to them to keep them entertained while you’re not with them.

If you want to leave a Viber group, then there’s a button that allows you to exit freely. But if you’re not engaged within the group or for some reason you want to leave but you don’t want to come off as being rude, you can leave the Viber group secretly without anyone knowing.

Leaving A Viber Group Secretly Without Notifying Anyone

Viber allows you to make groups and these groups can then get bombarded with messages and memes that aren’t that funny. It becomes seriously annoying when you’re constantly receiving notifications and you can’t use any other app in peace.

You then consider leaving but these are your friends you’re talking to and it can come across as very offensive if you leave the group that they added you to. This is a huge dilemma and exiting the group is something you really want to do but making sure you don’t hurt anyone’s feelings along the way is also important to you.

Can You Leave a Viber 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, Viber instantly lets the admins in the group know that you’ve left via a notification in the group chat.

There is no current Viber 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 the admins, people may think that you’ve deleted the Viber app, or there may have been a bug. So Viber likes to let the admins 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.

How to Leave a Viber Group Without Anyone Knowing

To leave a group without the rest of the group receiving a notification, you’ll need to access a feature in the settings app. Turning this option on is going to allow you to leave a Viber group with no notifications alerting them. You’ll have to turn on the option to disable group notifications in Settings.

1. Leaving a Group by Clearing or Exiting the Group

You can leave a Viber group without anyone in the group chat knowing by selecting the group chat’s name at the top and selecting More. From here you can choose options like ‘leave group’. This will allow you to leave the chat without being notified.

If your group chat is always busy, then the best way to leave it would be to Leave the Group normally. The reason why exiting the group chat can work when you chat is always busy is because people might miss the notification once you leave. This is a risky method but it’s pretty much the only concrete way you’ll be able to leave the chat without members noticing.

To exit the group:

  1. Open the Viber app.
  2. Click on the group chat you want to leave.
  3. Tap Leave and delete.
  4. Confirm that you want to Leave and delete.

Once you’ve done this, you will no longer be able to message the group. If you click the chat in an attempt to message people, there will be no chat option for you to start typing.

2. Blocking A Viber Group to Leave Without Being Noticed

Another great way to get out of a Viber 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 every admin 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 admins.

3. Muting a Viber Group 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 in the conversations list, tap the group name, and select Mute.

4. How to Delete a Viber Group Without Leaving the Group

If you also what to delete a Viber group without the rest of the group knowing and without leaving the group, it’s very possible. The group may be taking too much memory within the app because of all the pictures and videos, therefore you’d want to delete the group.

To delete a Viber group without leaving the group:

  1. Open Viber.
  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 Delete.

The group should have been wiped from Viber without you leaving the group. This is going to delete all of the audio, pictures, and videos, therefore saving you a lot of memory.

Once a message comes into the group, you’ll see the group in Chats again, but everything will be wiped.

5. Disabling Viber Notifications Entirely

Rather than leaving a Viber group and risking that the members or admins find out that you left, you could just disable the notifications for the app. When you disable the notifications for the app, this allows you to forget about the group and it’ll seem as if you left even though you’re still there.

If you use Viber regularly, then you’ll be dammed to know that you won’t receive any notifications for your other chats. Since this is the case, you need to make sure that you’re checking the app as regularly as you’re comfortable with. Of course, if the group chat is very active, then you’ll see messages come through as you’re checking it.

Android:

  1. Open your phone’s Settings app.
  2. Tap Notifications. App settings.
  3. Under ‘Most recent’, find Viber. To find more apps if you can’t find Viber, in the drop-down menu, tap All apps.
  4. Tap the app.
  5. Turn the app’s notifications off.

iOS:

To stop receiving notifications from Viber on your iPhone, go to Settings > Notifications. Then select an app and turn off the slider next to Allow Notifications. You will have to repeat this process for each app you want to turn off.

6. Change Your Phone Number

If you were looking to switch devices soon, you may as well change your number while you’re at it. Changing your number will mean that your old number is still in Viber and therefore your new number won’t be in the group. Although you can transfer all of your contacts to your new sim, because your old number was in that group, when you use Viber, the conversation won’t be there. This is another effective way of leaving the Viber group without the members knowing.

To leave a group by changing your number on Viber, you need to open settings, go to Viber, and click clear data and cache. This will refresh your Viber account and it’ll appear as if you just downloaded Viber for the first time. Once you’ve replaced your old number with your new number, you can log into Viber with your new number and the group won’t be there. If you decided to log in with your old number, you’ll be in the group again but with your new number, you won’t be and none of the members will know.

7. Fake Your Number

Instead of changing your number and having to start entirely new threads with everyone, you can just fake a new number which will allow you to leave a group without anyone knowing. If you want to keep your current number, you need to prepare a new number. To change your number on Viber to this new number that you’ve prepared, you need to go to the setting menu in Viber > tap Edit > select change number. Once this is done, enter the new spoof number that you want to change it to.

Once your number has been changed, you’ll need to leave the group but not using the traditional method. You can leave simply by clearing Viber and because you have a new number now, the group chat will no longer be there. To do this, open settings, go to Viber, and click clear data and cache. Once this is done, you can finalize it by opening Viber and registering your new number. Although these steps are quite complex just to leave a Viber group, you would’ve left the group without notifying anyone.

8. Change Your Name and Delete Your Profile Before You Leave

If you change your name and delete your profile before you leave, this will allow you to exist without anyone knowing it was you. Changing everything to a name and picture that has no ties to you will pretty much fool everyone in the group when they try to identify who left. If this is a huge group and not everyone in there knows everyone, then this will work like a charm – the members will probably just think someone was added by accident to the group and they decided to leave.

However, if someone decided to dive deeper into your profile and they’ve had previous conversations with you, they’ll be able to tell that it was you who left and this might cause problems. Even if they don’t have previous conversations with you on Viber, they could check your number in their phone contacts and identify you.

9. Delete Viber

Rather than having to deal with what people will think of you if you were to decide to leave the group chat, you can just straight up delete Viber. This means that you can avoid the group chat and no one will know about it. This option is only viable if you don’t use Viber for frequent communication, but if you do, then you’ll need to find another way to leave groups without people knowing.

Leaving Viber Group Etiquette

Rather than fearing what people will think of you if you were to leave the Viber group abruptly without saying anything, you can leave the group politely so that you don’t come off as rude. Since there is no way to really leave a group without anyone knowing, having ways to leave in a nice way will still allow you to leave the group and use Viber normally. There are many polite reasons and excuses for leaving a group chat, you just have to choose one that sounds believable.

“I’ve got no storage and this group chat is taking a lot” – This works well if there are loads of videos and photos being sent in the group, they’ll think it’s a genuine reason and it’ll look better than just leaving the group abruptly. You could also couple this up with that you’ve tried to delete lots of videos and photos from your camera roll and it’s still saying Viber is taking the most storage and this is the only active group chat you have on Viber.

“I’ve got a data limit and Viber is using too much data too quickly” – this gives them a genuine reason which is that your data is being drained up by Viber too quickly and you need to leave to prevent it. You could also pair this up with the fact that you’ll join the group again once you get more data again.

“I’m trying to cut down on Screen Time” – since this is something that most people focus on, it’s a totally perfect excuse for leaving a group chat. They’ll understand that reading and responding to group chats take up an excessive amount of time and can be extremely distracting so taking yourself out of it will free up some time for you.

“I’m studying and need to get rid of distractions” – If you’re in a period of your life and you have upcoming exams and the people in the chat know this, they’ll easily understand why you need to leave the group chat to get rid of distractions. Most people who have exams have to go through a strict period of revision prior and if they know how intense things are for you, they’ll understand the situation that you’re in.

David Johnson is a freelance writer with 9 years of experience writing for Techzillo and other established tech outlets like iMore. His focus and key interests are Apple and accessibility as well as consumer technology in general. Read our Editorial Guidlines and Fact Checking process.

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