How to Group Chat With Facebook Messenger

Talk with several Facebook friends simultaneously

What to Know

  • Tap the new chat icon > Create a New Group. Select group members, name the group, and tap Create. Type a message and tap Send.
  • Remove someone: Tap the conversation, tap the group name > See Group Members. Tap a name and select Remove From Group.
  • Add someone: Tap the conversation, tap the group name > See Group Members. Tap the plus sign and add new members.

This article explains how to use Facebook Messenger for group chats. Instructions apply to the Messenger app for iOS and Android. Messenger is also available for Windows 10 or via a web browser.

How to Group Chat on Facebook Messenger

If you've already created groups, you can reuse them in future chats. Here's how to set up a group in Messenger and start a chat.

  1. Open Messenger and tap the new chat icon.

    In a browser, click the Facebook Messenger icon at the top of any Facebook page.

  2. Tap Create a New Group.

  3. Select people from your friend list to add them to the group.

    Setting up a Facebook group chat.
  4. Tap Next.

  5. Give the group a name. (This is an option for groups of three or more. You can change it later.)

  6. Tap Create.

    Setting up a Facebook group chat.
  7. You are automatically an admin for any group you create and you can control who is allowed in. If you'd like to require approval from you or another admin, tap the group name at the top, then tap Member Requests, and toggle on Admin Approval.

    Facebook group chat member settings.

Remove Members of a Group

At any time, you can remove people from the group chat.

  1. Open the group in the Messenger app.

  2. Tap the group name at the top, then tap Members (tap See Group Members in newer versions of Messenger).

    Removing members from a Facebook group chat.
  3. Select the friend you want to remove.

  4. Tap Remove From Group.

How to Add More People to the Group

You can add people to a group manually through your contacts or by sending a share link that anyone can use.

New members can see all the past messages sent within the group.

  1. Open the group you want to edit.

  2. Tap the group name at the top, then tap Members (tap See Group Members in newer versions of Messenger).

  3. Select the plus sign and choose new members from your Friends list.

How to Leave a Facebook Messenger Group

If you no longer want to be part of a group you started or were invited to, you can leave.

  1. Open the group you want to leave.

  2. Tap the group name.

    Leaving a Facebook group chat.
  3. Scroll down and tap Leave Group (or Leave Chat).

  4. Tap Leave Group (or Leave Chat) to confirm. If you're leaving a group you created, you can set a new admin. If you don't, the first person you invited who is still in the group will become the admin.

    Leaving will notify the other members that you've left. If you don't want that to happen, you can delete the chat, mute the conversation and/or turn off notifications.

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