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How to Remove Someone From a Group Chat on Instagram

Are you trying to remove someone from a group chat on Instagram but you don’t know how to?

Maybe you’re the admin of the group and you want to remove someone that is inactive.

Or maybe you’re a member of the group and you want to remove someone that you dislike.

Either way, removing someone can be difficult because the “Remove from Group” button is out of sight.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to remove someone from an Instagram group chat in 4 simple steps.

  1. Tap on the paper plane icon
  2. Go to the group chat details
  3. Tap on the three horizontal dots beside the member
  4. Select “Remove from Group”

1. Tap on the paper plane icon

Paper airplane Instagram

Open Instagram > home > paper airplane icon.

Firstly, open Instagram and go to the home page.

On the home page, tap on the paper airplane icon on the top right of your screen to access your direct messages.

Then, find the group chat in your list of direct messages.

If the group chat is inactive for a while, you may need to scroll down your direct messages in order to find it.

Alternatively, you can search for the group’s name (if any) using the search bar on top.

Once you found the group chat, tap on it to open it.

2. Go to the group chat details

Instagram group chat details

Open the group chat > top navigation bar.

After you’ve found and opened the group chat, you’ll be able to see all of its past messages.

However, you cannot remove someone from the group chat on this page.

You can only do so via the group chat details.

To see the details of the group, tap on the top navigation bar where a couple of usernames are shown.

These usernames belong to members of the group.

3. Tap on the three horizontal dots beside the member

Remove member from Instagram group chat

Find the member that you want to remove from the group chat > three horizontal dots icon.

Once you tapped on the top navigation bar of the group chat, you’ll be able to see its details.

On there, you can configure the settings of the group if you’re an admin.

You can change the group’s name, mute messages/mentions/video chat, and enable approval to join.

You can also add people to the group and leave chat.

The option that you want to find is the “Remove from Group” button.

Firstly, scroll down and find the member that you want to remove from the group chat under “Members”.

Once you found the member, tap on the three horizontal dots icon beside their username.

4. Select “Remove from Group”

How to Remove Someone From a Group Chat on Instagram

Select “Remove from Group” to remove the user from the group chat.

You can only do this if you’re the admin of the group.

After you tapped on the three horizontal dots, you’ll be given 5 options—restrict, block, report, remove from Group, and Make Admin.

Tap on “Remove from Group” to remove the user from the group chat.

It’s important to note that you can only remove someone from the group if you’re an admin.

If you’re not an admin of the group, you will not be able to remove members.

If you’re a member, you’ll only be given 3 options when you tap on the three horizontal dots—restrict, block, and report.

You won’t be able to remove users.

If you want to remove users in the group chat, you need to ask the owner of the group to make you an admin.

Otherwise, you need to send a direct message to the admin requesting the removal of a user.

FAQ

How do I start a group chat on Instagram?

Paper plane icon > edit icon > add two or more users to the conversation.

To start a group chat on Instagram, you need to add two or more people to a conversation.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how you can do this:

  1. Open Instagram and go to the home page.
  2. Tap on the paper airplane icon on the top right of your screen.
  3. Tap on the “edit” icon on the top right of the screen.
  4. Find the users that you want to add to the group.
  5. Select 2 or more users.
  6. Tap on “Chat” to start the group chat.

After you tapped on “Chat”, the group chat will be automatically created.

Can someone add you to a group on Instagram?

Yes, anyone can add you to a group on Instagram.

Currently, there is no setting to prevent users from adding you to a group on Instagram.

Anyone can add you to an Instagram group chat without your permission—there is no way to prevent that unless you block the admin.

It doesn’t matter whether your account is a public or a private one as anyone can add you without your permission.

You can only choose to leave the group after someone added you to it.

The only way to prevent someone from adding you to a group is to block them.

That way, they won’t be able to add you because they won’t be able to find your profile on Instagram.

Does it show when you leave a group chat on Instagram?

When you leave a group chat on Instagram, no one will be notified of it.

There will only be an in-chat notification if someone joins the group.

No, it does not show when you leave a group chat on Instagram.

Neither will it show if someone removes you.

An in-chat notification will be shown only if the admin adds someone to the group.

When someone leaves a group chat, there won’t be a notification for it.

Similarly, if you’re an admin of a group, you won’t be notified when someone leaves.

Conclusion

Removing users from a group chat is important if you want to keep it engaged.

If you’re an admin of a group chat on Instagram, you need to consistently check for inactive members and remove them.

Otherwise, your group may die down due to inactivity.

It’s important to note that an Instagram group chat can only contain up to 32 people.

So, if your group already has 32 people, you cannot add any more users unless you remove someone.

The type of users that you want to remove is inactive ones.

In order to find out whether someone is inactive, scroll up the group chat and see whether the person has sent a message in the last week.

If the user didn’t send a message in the last week or more, that means that they’re inactive.

On the other hand, if the user sent one or more messages in the last week, it means that they are active, and you shouldn’t remove them.

Further Reading

List of Instagram Follow for Follow Groups

How to Send a Direct Message to a Private Account on Instagram

Why Did My Instagram Message Requests Disappear?

Author: Lim How Wei is the founder of Followchain. Feel free to follow him on Instagram.

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