In this post we’re going to learn how to delete a Facebook Group. It’s the only way, and seems a bit weird to me – I spent ages looking for buttons to press and options to choose before finding out! So hopefully you will have found this article easily and I can help you do it more quickly!
For more basic information about using Facebook, see my article on Facebook for business.
Why might I want to delete a Facebook group?
The reason I wanted to do this is that I had a group based around a general election that there was no point keeping up with now. There are lots of reasons why you might want to delete a group, though – it might have got out of hand, you might not have time to run it, it might be time-dependent and out of date, like my one was.
If it’s a matter of not having enough time, consider making someone else the Admin for the group – you can see how to do that later on in this post, as well.
Note, you do have to be the owner or administrator of the group to delete it.
How do I delete a Facebook group?
To delete a Facebook group, you need to remove all of the members, then yourself. This makes the group go away.
In your group, locate its Members area:
Click on the Members link and here you are with your list of members:
For each member, click on the cog under the member’s name and click Remove from Group. Note that this is where you can make them an Admin instead.
Facebook will ask you to confirm.
Do this for each member of the group.
Lastly, remove yourself from the group in the same way. You will get this confirmation message:
This is the same error message whether you’re just leaving the group or you’re the last to leave – just choose Leave Group.
The group should now disappear. If it doesn’t, your best bet is to contact Facebook. Click on the arrow marked here:
… and select Report a Problem from the dropdown.
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