How to Remove Yourself From a Facebook Group [Quick Tips]

Have you ever been automatically added to a Facebook group unknowingly or without permission? Unfortunately, it happens to all of us thanks to a ridiculous feature on Facebook. You know, the one that lets your friends add you to any group that they own or are a member of.

Even though you can’t stop people from adding you to groups, you can remove yourself from the group. You’ll know that you were added to a group because you’ll get a notification that “so and so” added you. Also you’ll probably start to receive notifications of new posts in the group.

So here’s what you can do to remove yourself.

View all of the Facebook groups that you're a member of.1. Go to the group that you want to leave. If you’re not sure which one it is, you can see all of your groups by clicking on the “more” link next to Groups in the left column of Facebook.

2. Once you’re in the group, click on the gear icon – under the cover image and to the far right. From the menu, select “Leave Group.”

Remove yourself from a Facebook group via the gear icon.

3. A confirmation message will appear, asking you if you’re sure that you want to leave the group. You can also choose to prevent other members from adding you back to the group.

Report a Facebook group for harassment, explicit content, spam, scams, etc.

4. If you want to report the group for any reason (harassment, explicit content, spam, scams, hate speech, violence), click on the “Report Group” link at the bottom of the confirmation message. Otherwise, just click the “Leave Group” button.

That’s it. You’ll no longer be a member of that group and you won’t be re-added. Now you can breath a big sigh of relief!

Charnita Fance
Charnita Fance

Charnita has been a Freelance Writer & Professional Blogger since 2008. As an early adopter she loves trying out new apps and services. As a Windows, Mac, Linux and iOS user, she has a great love for bleeding edge technology. You can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn.

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