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

You can leave a group text message as long as there are three other people on the thread and everyone is using an Apple device, like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. You can also mute notifications for certain group text messages.

To leave a group text, everyone needs to be using iMessage. Not sure if you're using iMessage or SMS/MMS? 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 message

  1. Tap the group text message that you want to leave.
  2. Tap the group icons at the top of the thread.
  3. Tap the info button , scroll down, then tap Leave this Conversation.

You can leave a group text message as long as there are three other people on the thread and everyone is using an Apple device, like an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you don't see the option to leave, it might mean that one or more of the users isn't using an Apple device with iMessage. If you can't leave a group text message, you can mute the conversation so you don't get notifications.

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

How to mute a group text message

  1. Tap the group text message.
  2. Tap the group icons at the top of the thread, then tap the info button .
  3. Scroll down, then turn on Hide Alerts.

Or, from your list of messages conversations, you can swipe left over the group text message and tap the Alerts button . When Hide Alerts is on, a crescent moon icon Crescent moon to show that a message is muted. appears next to the conversation.

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

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