How to Leave and Delete a Group Chat in WeChat App

WeChat is a popular messaging and social media app used by over 1 billion people. With so many users, group chats are commonly used to connect with friends, family, coworkers, classmates, and more. However, as your circumstances change you may wish to leave or delete a group chat you are no longer interested in. This guide will walk you through the steps for how to leave and delete a group chat on WeChat.

How to Leave a WeChat Group Chat

Leaving a WeChat group chat is simple. Here are the steps:

  1. Open the WeChat app and go to your Chats tab
  2. Locate the group chat you want to leave and tap on it to open the chat
  3. Tap on the profile icon in the top right corner (the icon with two heads)
  4. Scroll down and tap the red Delete and Leave button at the bottom
  5. Confirm you want to leave the group chat

Once you leave a group chat, you will no longer receive notifications from that chat. The group will also be removed from your Chats tab.

However, leaving the group does not delete the chat history from your WeChat app. If you want to permanently delete the chat history, keep reading.

How to Delete a WeChat Group Chat

If you created a group chat in WeChat, you have the ability to fully delete the group. This will remove the group chat from all members’ apps. Here is how to delete a group chat you created on WeChat:

  1. Open WeChat and go to your Chats tab
  2. Locate the group chat you want to delete and tap to open it
  3. Tap the profile icon in the top right corner
  4. Scroll down and tap Manage Group
  5. Tap the red Disband Group button

This will permanently delete the group chat for you and all members.

Note: Only the original group creator can fully delete a group chat. Other members can only leave the group.

Transferring Ownership of a WeChat Group

If you want to pass management of a group over to someone else, you can transfer ownership of the group chat.

To transfer ownership of a WeChat group:

  1. Open the group chat
  2. Tap the profile icon
  3. Scroll down and tap Manage Group
  4. Tap Transfer Ownership
  5. Select the member you want to make the new owner

Once ownership is transferred, the new owner will have full management capabilities including adding/removing members and deleting the group.

Managing Group Notifications

WeChat groups can generate a lot of notifications. If a busy group is cluttering up your notifications, you have options to manage notifications:

  • Mute Notifications – Stops notifications for a group while still receiving messages
  • Minimize Chat – Hides the group lower in your Chats list and mutes notifications
  • Leave Group – Leaves the group so you stop receiving any messages

These options provide flexibility in managing busy group message flows.


WeChat group chats make it easy to connect with multiple people at once. However, over time your interests may change and groups may become less relevant. This guide outlined the key options for removing yourself from group chats including:

  • Leaving groups
  • Deleting groups (if creator)
  • Transferring group ownership
  • Managing notifications from busy groups

Taking advantage of these features helps keep your WeChat messenger tidy and personalized to your current interests and priorities.