How to Leave a Facebook Group

You can leave any Facebook group in just a few clicks.

What to Know

  • Desktop: Open the group page, select the three-dot menu, and select Leave group.
  • Mobile app: Visit the group page, select the three-dot menu, and tap Leave group.
  • The Leave Group menu lets you choose to turn off notifications as an alternative to leaving.

This article walks you through leaving a Facebook group on desktop or mobile. You can do this if you're receiving too many group notifications or find that you just don't fit in well with the overall culture of the group.

How to Leave a Facebook Group on Desktop

The desktop instructions work the same from any browser regardless of the operating system you're using.

  1. Log into your Facebook account and select the Groups icon along the left navigation bar.

    Selecting Facebook Groups on the Facebook site.

    An alternative method to navigate directly to the group page is selecting the group's name at the top of one of the group notifications in your Facebook news feed. If you do this, then go to step three.

  2. You'll see all of your groups under Groups You've Joined in the navigation section. Select the group that you want to leave.

    Selecting a Facebook Group to leave.

    If you're the admin or moderator of a Facebook group, you'll need to select the group under the Groups You Manage section rather than the Groups You've Joined section. The rest of the process described below is the same.

  3. This will take you to the specific group page. On the upper right, select the icon with the three dots. Then, select Leave group from the dropdown menu.

    The Leave Group button on Facebook's site.
  4. You'll see a confirmation window appear. Select Leave Group to finish the process and leave the group permanently.

    The confirmation dialog box about leaving a group on Facebook.

    You can enable Prevent people from inviting you to join this group again if you want to make sure you won't hear anything else from the group or any of its members after you've left.

How to Leave a Facebook Group on Mobile

The mobile instructions below work for Android or iOS mobile devices, so long as you're using the official Facebook app.

  1. Sign in to the Facebook app on your mobile device. Select the three-line menu icon at the upper right.

  2. Scroll down this screen and select the Groups block.

  3. You'll see a page that displays all of your group notifications. At the top, you'll see a list of your groups as large icons. You can swipe right or left to look through these and select the group you want to exit.

    Finding your groups on Facebook's mobile app.
  4. This will open the group. Select the three-dot icon at the upper right corner of the screen to open the group Tools menu. Select the Leave Group icon.

  5. You'll see a confirmation message asking if you really want to leave the group. Select Leave Group to complete the process.

    If you select More Options, you can Turn Off Notifications rather than leaving the group altogether. This way, you can stop annoying group notifications but still visit the group.

  6. Once you permanently leave the group, you'll see a confirmation message. You may also have the option to report the group to Facebook if you've left the group because of something inappropriate, harmful, or any other reason.

    Confirmation of leaving a group on the Facebook mobile app.
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