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Remove Someone from a Group Text on Android — Here’s How

Remove Someone from a Group Text on Android — Here’s How

“Ooh! I accidentally added a contact on our group text that shouldn’t be part of it in the first place!”

“I need to remove this person from our group text as he’s not part of the department already.”

Familiar with such scenes? 

If you’re currently in such a predicament, can you still remove that someone from the group text? 

Thankfully, Android has allowed its users to (and add) contacts from a group text regardless of the reason behind such a move.

Hence, continue reading below and learn the basic steps of doing such a feat.

 

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android

  1. Launch the native messaging app of your Android device by tapping on it.
  2. On the messaging app, tap on the group text you want to open.
  3. Press the kebab (3-vertical-dot icon) menu on the upper right of the group text page.
  4. Tap the “Add or Remove People” option in the menu that appears.
  5. Type in the “Search Contacts” field the contact name or number of the person you want to remove from the group text.
  6. Once you find that person, tap the said contact to remove the checkmark beside it, effectively removing the said person from the group text.
  7. Tap the “Done” button for the changes to take effect.

 

Removing Someone from a Group Text on Android — The 7 Basic Steps

Group texting is a nifty method of sending a singular message to different contacts in one go. 

Not only does this feature save time, but it also allows several people at once to receive vital information.

Adding contacts to the group text is easy, but would the same be said when you need to remove someone from the same group text?

Regardless of the reason for the need to remove that contact, you can easily do it. 

Think of it as reversing the steps of how you added that person to the list.

So, here’s what you should do to remove someone from the group text when you’re using an Android device.

Step 1: On your Android device’s home screen, locate the native messaging app and tap it.

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 1

Step 2: Once the messaging app’s launched, locate the group text and tap on it.

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 2

You’ll then be redirected to the group’s conversation thread.

Step 3: On the upper right of the conversation thread page, tap the kebab menu. This menu appears as a 3-vertical-dot icon.

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 3

Step 4: After tapping the kebab menu, a menu will then appear listing out the options that you can do for that particular group text.

From the list of options, tap the “Add or Remove People” option.

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 4

Step 5: Once you’re in the “Add or Remove People” menu, search for the contact you want to remove from the group.

You can opt to scroll down your list of contacts until you see that person’s name.

But, the simplest way of locating that contact is to type the name or number of that contact in the “Search Contacts” field.

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 5

Step 6: After locating the said contact, you’ll notice a checkmark beside that contact’s name. This means that the person’s part of the group text.

To remove that contact, tap once on the contact name. 

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 6

Step 7: Once you removed the said contact, tap the “Done” button for the changes to take effect.

You’ll know if you’ve successfully removed that person if the checkmark disappears, and the name is removed from the list of contacts.

How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android Step 7

Very simple, right? 

And, the good news is that you can easily undo such action if you accidentally removed that particular contact from the group.

So, are you now ready to begin removing contacts from your group texts on Android devices?

 

Frequently Asked Questions about How to Remove Someone from Group Text on Android

 

How can I delete the group text I created on my Android device?

To delete a group text on Android, tap the kebab menu (3-vertical-dot icon) and press “Delete group.” Then, a menu will appear below the message asking you to choose between “Group only” and “Group and members.” Select the “Group only” option so you can still keep the contacts intact.

 

Will the group messages be deleted when you leave a group text on Android?

If you leave a group text on Android, you’re only removed from the contacts part of the group. However, the messages in that particular group text will not be removed.

 

Will the contact I removed from the group know that he or she’s not part of the group text already?

Even if the person you removed from the group uses the same messaging app as the rest of the members, he won’t know he’s not part of the group already. He won’t receive any notification of his removal not unless you tell him.