On the iPhone, removing someone from a group chat is a breeze with iMessage. If you’re using iMessage group chat and someone no longer belongs, you can opt to exclude them from further messages.
In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of managing your group, including how to delete and add members, create and manage mute lists, and deal with trolls.
You Can Unsubscribe Someone from A Group Chat in I Message
It can be a bother to be joined to a group that is always communicating and doing things. For whatever reason you may have, removing someone from a text message group on an iPhone is as simple as tapping a button.
Keep in mind that iMessage (blue chat bubbles) must be used by all participants for this to work; standard SMS or MMS group chats will not suffice (green chat bubbles). To access Remove, there must be at least three additional participants in the group conversation.
- When you go to “Edit,” you won’t be able to click “Remove” if
- Your group chat has fewer than three people in it.
- There’s a person on your phone who’s utilizing SMS; even an iPhone can do this, making them invisible to you when you tap the “Remove” button because they’ll always appear blue.
- One of our numbers is running a non-Apple OS.
- This Article Explains How to Delete Someone From A Group Message
Here’s how To Kick Someone out Of an I Message Group, Assuming Everything Goes as Planned
- Launch the iMessage application and navigate to the relevant group conversation.
- Select the icon group at the top of the iMessage menu.
- Select the I that appears to the right to see who else is in the group.
A “Remove” button will show on the right side of the screen once you swipe left on the person’s name you want to delete. For what to do if you can’t swipe to uncover the “Remove” option, read the caveat up top.
When you do this, that person is instantly removed from your chat. In the absence of a “Remove” button, you will need to begin a new conversation without the offending participant. As long as you continue to use the new group for texting and not the old one, the chat history will remain on your phone, but they will not receive any new ones.
Canceling Your Membership in A Group I Message
- To unsubscribe from an iMessage group, you must meet the aforementioned conditions. If you find yourself unexpectedly added to a group you’d rather not be a part of, here’s what to do:
- To send an iMessage to the entire group, open the chat as usual and click the little I icon that appears next to each member’s photo.
- If you don’t see this choice, the group either doesn’t have enough members to match the above requirements, or one or more of the members aren’t utilizing iMessage.
Instructions for Including Someone in A Group I Message
- You can add a contact later on if you realize you forgot one. If there is an SMS user in the group — another odd need — you won’t be able to pull this off.
- Navigate to the resource page in the same way we did above. Click the “+ Add Contact” button.
- Pick the contact, and include them in the group as you normally would.
How to Silence iMessages
- You can mute the notifications if you need a break from the conversation but don’t want to completely exit it. This will save you time and prevent an unpleasant confrontation.
- Launch the group chat by tapping the profile image circle at the top of your iPhone screen.
- To access the list of group members, tap the I button when it displays.
- The option to hide alerts can be found in the group window’s bottom.