How to delete a Facebook group? Step by step

how to delete a facebook group step by step



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In this post we are going to show you how you how to delete a Facebook group, whether you have created it or not.

Whether you want to delete it because it no longer makes sense to you for it to remain open, or whether you want to delete it because the information posted in that group – especially when it is not a group that you created – is out of place or in some way damages the image or the right to honor of other people by posting information that is not appropriate.

But let’s start at the beginning…

What is a Facebook group?

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Facebook groups are used to share common interests among users. A group is a space where users can leave their opinions, links, content, comments on a common topic.

In other words, Facebook groups allow us to interact with people who share our interests without having to be friends on the social network. Besides, apart from the fact that we can participate in them, Facebook allows us to create and manage them.

The functioning of a group is quite simple, but sometimes, depending on the topics that are raised or the type of conversation that is initiated within the group, things can end up going awry, generating discomfort in the participants and leading to unnecessary and out-of-context situations. And if you are the administrator, it can become a really unpleasant situation.

But it may not be necessary to live through situations like this for you to actually decide to eliminate the group anyway. It may simply be that it bothers you to keep track of what is being posted, notifications, etc., or that this group no longer contributes anything to you because the way the group works has changed from the idea you had initially.

So, if you have one or more groups on Facebook that you want to delete, in this article we explain how to do it.

How can I delete a Facebook group I created?

The steps you need to take to delete a Facebook group are as follows:

  • Log in with the account in which you have the group you want to delete.
  • When you are in your Feed, go to the left column and search for Groups.
  • A new window will appear with everything related to your groups.
  • You have to go to the option Groups you manage and then click on the group you want to leave. Something that is recommended to do is to delete all the members that are in the group . To do this you have to click on Members. You will have to eliminate each member until you are the only one left in the group.
  • Finally, click on the three dots next to your name and click on Leave group.
  • A window will appear indicating if you want to delete and leave your group.
  • Confirm and your group will be deleted.

If you are not sure you want to delete the group, what you can do is to archive it instead of deleting it.

To do so, follow these steps:

  • Log in with the account to which you are going to archive the group.
  • In the left column, you will have to look again for the Groups option and then click on Groups you manage.
  • Then click on the three dots next to Share, You are a member and Notifications.
  • Several options will be displayed. You will only have to click on Archive group and confirm.

When a group is archived users will not be able to find it and members who were already in the group will receive a notification that it has been archived.

In this state the members of the group will not be able to do anything and will only have access to the content .

How do I delete a Facebook group that is not mine?

As in the case of delete a Facebook page. You can also report a Facebook group for deletion if it does not comply with the rules established by the platform or if it is being disrespectful to the right to honor to the image and privacy of any person.

If you want to report a group this is the process to follow:

  • In the news section, click on Groups in the left menu or search for the name of the group you want to report.
  • Click on the three dots at the bottom of the cover photo and select Report group.
  • Choose the type of problem the group has.
  • Click on Next and finally on Done.

When we inform Facebook that a group does not comply with the established rules, Facebook reviews the content of the group that may be in violation of the Facebook Community Standards.

However, keep in mind that reporting a Facebook content does not guarantee that it will be removed. After reporting a Facebook group, the platform will notify you whether it has been removed or not.

You now know how to delete a Facebook group, regardless of whether you created it or it was created by someone else. If you have any doubts or questions, please do not hesitate to contact us in the comments. We will be happy to help you.

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