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Facebook groups are great for creating small communities of similar-minded individuals or getting together for a common cause. It’s not always smart to keep them forever, though. Regardless of your reasoning behind it, sometimes it’s better to just delete a Facebook group. Let’s teach you how it’s done!

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How to delete a Facebook group

Let’s get you started with the permanent solution for deleting a Facebook group.

  1. Go to Facebook.
  2. If you haven’t, log into your account.
  3. Look at the left menu and click on Groups.
  4. Find the section Groups You Manage and select the group you want to delete.
  5. Go into the Members section, right below the group’s name.
  6. Click on the three-dot button next to a member and select Remove member.
  7. Repeat the process for every member in the group.
  8. After you have kicked everyone out of the group, click the three-dot button next to your name and select Leave Group.
  9. Confirm by selecting Leave Group.

How to archive a group

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Deleting a Facebook group altogether may be an overkill. Maybe you just want to take it offline temporarily or want to make sure the group can be brought back to life eventually. Archiving a Facebook group can accomplish this.

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After being archived, a group can’t accept new members, no activity may be added, and the group will be taken off public search results. It will be as if the group didn’t exist, unless you continue to be a member. With the difference that the group can be activated again by the creator or an admin. Here’s how it’s done!

  1. Go to Facebook.
  2. If you haven’t, log into your account.
  3. Look at the left menu and click on Groups.
  4. Find the section Groups You Manage and select the group you want to archive.
  5. Click the three-dot button above the About section.
  6. Select Archive group.
  7. Hit Confirm.

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