WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp 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 Whatsapp group secretly without anyone knowing.
Leaving A Group Secretly Without Notifying Anyone
WhatsApp 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 make sure you don’t hurt anyone’s feelings along the way is also important to you.
Can You Leave a WhatsApp 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, WhatApp instantly lets everyone in the group know that you’ve left via a notification in the group chat.
There is no current WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp, or there may have been a bug. So Whatsapp 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.
How to Leave a WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp group with no notifications alerting them. You’ll have to turn on the option to disable group notifications in Settings.
Mute or Disable Group Notifications (Android)
1. Go to Settings
2. Tap on WhatsApp at the bottom
3. Click on Notifications
4. Turn off ‘Group Notifications’ under the Alerts option
Mute or Disable Group Notifications (iOS)
1. Go to Whatsapp
2. Tap on Settings at the bottom
3. Click on WhatsApp
4. Turn off ‘Show Notifications’ under the group notifications
You can now go into WhatsApp and leave the annoying group without them having a clue. Of course, they can find out without them having to receive a notification.
If they do suspect that you’ve left, they can easily look at who’s in the group and check if your name is there. But, the best part is that they won’t know at first which makes it seem a lot less rude.
Leaving a Group by Clearing or Exiting the Group
You can leave a WhatsApp group without anyone in the group chat knowing by selecting the group chat’s name at the top. From here you can choose options like ‘clear’ or ‘exit 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 Exit 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 Whatsapp app.
2. Click on the group chat you want to leave.
3. Select the name at the top.
4. Select Edit chat.
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.
Exiting the Group by Clearing the Chat
Another loophole that you can use to exit a WhatsApp group without other people in the chat noticing is by clearing the chat. This method is best when you want to leave an inactive chat. This involves you clearing the chat so that you don’t have to look at it each time you’re on WhatsApp. And since this chat is inactive, once you’ve cleared it, no one will be sending messages within it so that chat can’t reappear for you again.
To archive a chat:
1. Open WhatsApp.
2. Find the chat that you want to clear.
3. On iPhone, swipe to the left on the chat. On Android, you want to tap and hold.
4. Select Archive.
Blocking A WhatsApp Group to Leave Without Being Noticed
Another great way to get out of a WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp Group without Anyone Noticing
Once 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 and select More or Options, then from here, select Mute.
How to Delete a WhatsApp Group Without Leaving the Group
If you also what to delete WhatsApp 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 WhatsApp group without leaving the group:
1. Go to WhatsApp
2. Tap on ‘Chats’
3. Swipe right on the group after locating the group
4. Tap on ‘More’
5. Click on ‘Clear Chat’
The group should have been wiped from WhatsApp 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.