Leave a group text on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Learn how to mute the notifications from a group text or leave the conversation in the Messages app. 

In Messages, you can leave a group text at any time, as long as there are three other people on the thread. To leave a group text, all participants need to be using iMessage. Learn the difference between iMessage and SMS/MMS.

iPhone showing the screen with the option to select Leave this Conversation.

How to leave a group text

  1. Go to the group text message that you want to leave.
  2. Tap the top of the conversation. 
  3. Tap the Info button , then tap Leave this Conversation.

If you don't see the option to leave, it might mean one or more of the users isn't using a device with iMessage. You can't remove yourself from these group texts, but you can mute the conversation.

iPhone showing the screen where you can turn on Hide Alerts.

How to mute your messages

  1. Go to the group text message.
  2. Tap the top of the conversation, then tap the Info button .
  3. Turn on Hide Alerts.

You can also swipe left over the group text and tap the Alerts button , if the group text isn't pinned. When Hide Alerts is on, you'll find a crescent moon icon Crescent moon to show that a message is muted. next to the conversation.

Hide Alerts stops notifications for a specific group text, not your device. You'll still receive all other messages and notifications on your Lock screen. Learn more about managing your notifications.

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