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.

How to leave a group text

  1. Go to the group text that you want to leave.
  2. Tap the top of the conversation. 
  3. Tap , 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.

How to mute your messages

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

You can also swipe left over the group text and tap Hide Alerts. When Hide Alerts is on, you'll find a crescent moon crescent moon  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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