How to delete a group on Facebook: After reading my guide on the subject, in the past few weeks you have proceeded to create a group on Facebook but if you are now here and you are reading this tutorial it seems clear to me that it did not go quite as you hoped. The group, in fact, failed to collect the desired success and now you want to get rid of it by canceling it definitively. How do you say? Things are exactly like this and would you like to understand if I can help you? Well, of course you do, don’t worry. In the following lines I will in fact explain to you how to delete a group on facebook and, you have to believe me, it’s not complicated at all.
Even if you have not been a member of Facebook for a long time and you are still a beginner with the IT world and especially with the Internet and social networks, you can delete your groups quickly and easily, without complicated procedures. In short, if you want to find out how to delete a group on Facebook, you just have to follow my instructions and you will get the desired result in no time at all. Below you will find explained how to do both from computer (therefore from a web browser) that from smartphones and tablets (or through the official app of the social network).
So if you are really interested in the matter, I suggest you do not waste any more precious time and immediately start concentrating on reading this guide and, of course, on what to do. You will see, in the end you can tell yourself more than satisfied as well as happy to have succeeded in your intent without having to beg for help from your friends more experienced than you in the tech field. What do you say, we bet?
Caution: Keep in mind that deleting a group on Facebook is an operation that can be performed only and exclusively by the administrators of the group itself. This means that if you have not created a group yourself or do not have full rights to administer it, you cannot delete it. Also know that, once canceled, groups and subscriptions to them cannot be recovered. I therefore suggest that you carry out this operation only and exclusively if you are actually sure what to do.
Before explaining how to delete a group on Facebook I suggest you set the privacy of the same on Secret (only members can find the group and see its posts) or on Locked down (everyone can find the group and see who is a part of it but only members can see its posts). In this way you can avoid that during the deletion phase the group can be found by third parties and, consequently, you can avoid wasting precious time in completing the deletion procedure. How you do it? Nothing simpler. Find everything explained in detail below.
If you are connected to Facebook from a computer, the first step you need to do is to connect to the social network home. To do this, start the web browser you generally use to browse the net, type www.facebook.com in the address bar and press the button Enter on the computer keyboard. Then fill in the fields E-mail or telephone and Password with your login data and then click on the button Log in that you find on the side.
Once logged in to Facebook, type the name of the group in relation to which you intend to go and act in the appropriate search bar located at the top of the social network screen and select the relevant result from the list of suggestions. Alternatively, you can access the Facebook group you want to delete by clicking on the item first Groups in the left sidebar of Facebook (if the entry is not visible, first click on Other), then on the card Groups placed at the top and, finally, on the name of the group that you find in correspondence with the section Groups you manage.
After viewing the group page, click on the button with i three dots located at the top (on the cover image, if any) and then select the item Change group settings from the menu that is shown to you. Then locate the section Privacy, click on the button Change privacy settings, select the option Secret or Locked down depending on your preferences and click on Confirmation.
If, on the other hand, you are using Facebook using the appropriate app for smartphones and tablets, the first step you need to take is therefore to access the device screen where all the applications are grouped, locate the Facebook app and tap its icon. In the screen that will open at this point, you have to press the button with the three lines in Horizon that you find on the right, then you have to scroll through the list of items displayed and you have to tap on the item Groups.
Then tap on the name of the group you want to delete attached to the new screen that is shown to you and follow the steps below depending on the device in use.
- If you are using an iPhone, presses on the voice Information that you find under the name of the group.
- If you are using an iPad or Android device, presses the button Other placed under the group name at the top of the Facebook app screen and then on the option View group information attached to the menu that is shown to you.
On the next screen, tap Change group settings, press on Privacy and choose the option Secret or Locked down depending on your preferences from the menu that is shown to you and tap on Confirmation.
Delete a Facebook group from your computer
At this point you can take the actual action. If you want to delete a group on Facebook by acting as a computer, the first step you need to do is to connect to the home of the social network and access the page relating to the group using the search bar or the section Groups of the social network. To do this, follow the instructions I gave you in the previous lines, as I explained how to set up Secret or up Locked down the privacy level of the group.
After viewing the group page, click on the item Members present under the name of the group (and the cover image, if any) so that you can access the list of all the members of the group.
Now, click on gear wheel that you find next to the name of each user enrolled in the group and then choose the item Remove from group attached to the menu that is shown to you. Then confirm your intention to delete the selected user by clicking on the button Confirmation attached to the box that has gone to open.
After doing the above steps for each member, you should be the last participant in the group left. To also cancel your participation and thus sanction the elimination of the group from Facebook, just click on the button Enrolled that you find on the cover image possibly combined with the group and choosing the item Leave the group from the menu that is shown to you.
Then click on the button Abandon and eliminate present in the box that opens and within a few seconds your group will be permanently deleted from Facebook without you having to perform other actions.
Keep in mind that if you want to delete a group on Facebook but you are not the only administrator of the latter, to succeed in your intent you will have to invite the other administrators of the group to unsubscribe from it. Otherwise, you can only leave the group as I explained to you in the previous lines and leave the administration tasks to the other remaining users.
Delete a Facebook group from smartphones and tablets
Do you usually connect to Mark Zuckerberg’s social network from a smartphone or tablet and would you like to understand how to delete a group on Facebook from mobile? No problem. To succeed in your intent just use the official Facebook app and that’s it.
To delete a group on Facebook from a smartphone or tablet, the first step you need to take is to access the device screen where all the applications are grouped, locate the Facebook app, tap its icon and access the group screen. following the instructions I gave you in the previous lines, when I explained how to set the privacy of the groups on Secret or up Locked down. Then follow the instructions below depending on the device in use.
- If you are using an iPhone, presses on the voice Information that you find under the name of the group and stop on Members then presses on the name of each user and choose the item Remove member from the menu that is shown to you.
- If you are using an iPad or Android device, first presses the button Other always placed under the group name at the top of the Facebook app screen, then on the option View group information attached to the menu that is shown to you and, finally, tap on Number of members (instead of Number you will find the exact number of users who are part of the group indicated). Then press the button with the little man and the gear wheel that you find next to the name of each member of the group and choose the item Remove from group from the menu that is shown to you.
Once all the members have been deleted, you can finally proceed by deleting the Facebook group by simply unsubscribing from it. To do this, just go back to the main screen of the group, press on the item Registration completed present under the name of the group (and any cover image) and choose the item Leave the group from the displayed menu.
To complete the entire procedure by which to delete a group on Facebook from smartphones and tablets, click on the button Abandon and eliminate attached to the new box that is shown to you on the screen, in response to the question Do you want to leave and delete the group?.
Clearly, even in this case, if you are not the only administrator and you want to delete the Facebook group in order to be able to do this, you will also have to invite the other administrators of the group to unsubscribe.