I’m sure that we’ve all had this experience. Someone adds us to a Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp group without asking. If we leave, everyone will notice! However, we sure don’t want to stay either! So, is there a solution to this common dilemma?
There is! And it’s a pretty sneaky trick called…ignoring it!
Yep. All we need to do is ignore the group. You see, just as we can ignore individuals..we can also ignore groups. You are still technically in the group. However, you don’t see the group or receive notifications from it. For all intents and purposes…it doesn’t exist. Here’s how you ignore a group on Facebook Messenger:
How to ignore a group on Facebook Messenger
Tap on the little “i” in the upper right of your screen:
Scroll down and tap on Ignore:
It will ask you to confirm. That’s it! Now you have successfully snuck out of that annoying group conversation and nobody realizes it!
How to ignore a group on WhatsApp
The best way to ”leave” a WhatsApp group is simply ”mute” the group. When you do that you will no longer receive notifications. It will be as if the group never existed! Here’s how you do that:
Open the group you want to mute.
Tap Options > Mute.
You’ll see some options regarding how long you want to mute the group. If you really serious about ”leaving” the group, tap 1 Year…to mute the group ”forever”.
Now make sure you uncheck the box that says Show Notifications.
That’s it! Pretty easy, huh? Leave me a message below and let me know how this worked for you.
Facebook Messenger is a communication app that allows the user to send both SMS and Facebook messages. Chat, easily send voice messages, photos, individual or group messages. You can also include your location and access extras such as emoticons.