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Leaving WhatsApp groups might soon become less awkward

Soon you won't have to tell everyone when you leave a group.

Published onMay 17, 2022

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  • WhatsApp is working on a way to silently exit groups.
  • Only the group admin and you will be notified when you leave a group.

If you’re a WhatsApp user, you’ve most definitely found yourself added to groups you really don’t want to be a part of. Sometimes these groups are created by family members or friends, and you unwillingly stick around just because that would be less awkward than leaving the group and letting everyone know you didn’t want to be there in the first place. Well, WhatsApp might make things going forward.

According to WaBetaInfo, the messaging platform is working on a new feature that would allow WhatsApp users to leave groups silently. A screenshot of the upcoming feature shows that when you leave a group, other members won’t be informed about your exit. Only you and the WhatsApp group admin will be notified that you’ve left the group.

WhatsApp group exit silently

Currently, WhatsApp informs everyone in a group if a member exits. With the new feature, you may end up offending only one person — the group admin — rather than everyone in that group.

WaBetaInfo reports that the feature is under development and will soon land on the app’s beta version for Android and iOS.


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