How to Delete a Group Chat in WeChat
Considering the countless number of groups on WeChat, it’s relatively easy to lose your way. Knowing how to delete and leave group chats can be extremely useful. Not to mention that being able to do so would minimize the amount of clutter and persistent unnecessary notifications in your WeChat inbox.
This guide will show you how to delete, create and manage group chats on WeChat. Additionally, we will answer some common questions regarding WeChat’s group and message features.
How to Delete a Group Chat on WeChat?
WeChat is a multi-function social media and business app that gives you plenty of opportunities for convenient, everyday communication and staying in touch with friends. But it’s also a platform that allows you to promote products, make online transactions, and grow your own business.
But joining multiple groups can have your phone teeming with notifications. Should you want to part with a group chat for any particular reason, there are a couple of things you can do. However, WeChat doesn’t allow you to delete a group chat.
As long as a group chat has members, you can’t delete it. Instead, you have two options. You can leave the group, or you can transfer the ownership of the group to another user. The latter is only possible if you’re the one who created the group in the first place.
On the other hand, if all members of a particular group leave, WeChat will automatically close that group.
How to Leave a WeChat Group?
Once you leave a group on WeChat, you won’t receive any more notifications from that group, and you won’t have access to its content. Here’s how it’s done:
- Open WeChat.
- Log in if you haven’t done so already.
- Find the group that you want to leave on the chat list.
- Tap on its title.
- Tap the person icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Select “Delete and Leave.”
- Tap “OK” to confirm that you want to leave the group for good.
That’s all there is to it. In case you change your mind and wish to return to the group, you can do it with the QR code. Also, if a member sends you an invite link, you can quickly return to the group.
How to Transfer Ownership of a WeChat Group?
As we mentioned before, you can only transfer ownership if you are the group’s “owner.” This is how it’s done:
- Open WeChat and log in.
- Open the group that you want to leave.
- Tap the three dots in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Go to “Manage Group.”
- Tap “Transfer Ownership.”
- Find the member to whom you will pass the chat ownership over to and tap on their name.
- Tap “Ok.”
You’ve successfully managed to transfer your group chat’s ownership to another member. You can still stay in the group if you want to, or you can leave. Remember that once you leave a group chat, you will lose all your contacts from that group.
What’s a WeChat Group For?
WeChat groups can contain up to 500 members. If you want to access a group with more than 100 members, you can do so by using WeChat Pay. This refers to your WeChat digital wallet that’s connected to your bank account.
WeChat is a combination of a messaging, social media, and video conferencing app. Thus, there are several features WeChat groups have to offer, apart from essential communication tools (e.g., sending text and voice messages, sharing images and video content, attaching files, etc.).
Here’s what else WeChat groups are for:
• Promoting a business/product/service
Among other things, WeChat is a great marketing tool. Through WeChat groups, you can grow your business, engage with your target audience, and cast a wide net across different groups. In addition to this, WeChat offers other features for business owners – such as WeChat Moments, WeChat Advertising, WeChat Store, Mini Programs, etc.
• Video and audio calls for conferences
WeChat group members use these two convenient features the most. In the digital world, texting is becoming less and less utilized. That’s because people prefer to send voice messages or simply video chat with someone since it’s much less time-consuming. On a more professional note, WeChat is extremely handy for video conferencing, which is why countless companies employ this feature.
• WeChat Pay
By linking your bank card to your WeChat account, you can use WeChat Pay for online shopping, paying bills at restaurants, purchasing tickets, etc. If you want to purchase something with your WeChat Pay physically, all you need to do is scan your QR code. You can even pay your bills with WeChat Pay.
• Sharing location
Not only can you send your location to different groups, but you can also see where other group members are at a particular moment. You also have the option of searching for specific places on your WeChat map.
• Translation options
The translation tool is a message feature you can apply to any WeChat group. All you need to do is long-press a message that you want to translate and wait until a small tab pops up. Once you tap on the “Translate” option, WeChat will translate your message into the language you had set.
How Do I Create a Group Chat in WeChat?
Creating groups in WeChat is easy, and you can do it in a few simple steps:
1. Open WeChat.
2. Login if you haven’t.
3. Tap the “+” at the top of your screen.
4. Choose “New Chat.”
5. Add at least two of your contacts. You can add more members later.
6. Tap “Done” to confirm.
Note: Any group member is allowed to add other members to the group. However, only the group leader (the person who created the group) can remove members from the group.
In case you want to join a private group chat, follow the steps below:
1. Launch the WeChat app and log in.
2. Find the “+” at the top of your inbox and tap it.
3. Go to “New Chat.”
4. Select “Join Private Group.”
5. Enter a four-digit password.
6. Add members to your private group.
7. Tap “Done.”
For other people to join your private group, you’ll need to send them the four-digit code.
When you create a group, you’ll receive a QR code. Note that every WeChat group has a different QR code. Therefore, if you want to enter a particular group, you’ll need to find that group’s QR code.
QR codes are especially handy for businesses. Popular business accounts will publish their WeChat QR code on their website or other platforms to attract as many WeChat users as possible.
How Do I Add Members to a WeChat Group?
There are two basic ways to add users to WeChat groups. The first one is by inviting them, and it can only work with your WeChat contacts. If you want to add someone who isn’t saved in your contact list, you can send them the QR code.
Here’s how you can invite your contacts to a particular group:
1. Open WeChat.
2. Open your group and tap on the three dots in the upper right corner.
3. Tap on the “+” at the top of your screen.
4. Choose which contacts you want to add.
5. Tap “Done.”
That’s all there is to it. In case you want to add someone who isn’t in your contacts, follow these steps:
1. Launch WeChat.
2. Navigate to the “Discover” option on the menu below.
3. Tap “Scan.”
4. Turn on your camera and face it towards that person’s QR code.
5. Their WeChat profile will immediately open on your phone.
6. Tap “Add.”
Once they are added to your contact list, you can use the first method to add them to your group chat. There is another way to add someone via QR code. This is how it’s done:
1. Open your group.
2. Tap on the three dots.
3. Go to “Group QR Code.”
4. Either take a screenshot of the code or save the code on your phone.
5. Send it to the person you want to add.
How Do You Delete Messages on WeChat?
Deleting a message on WeChat is easy. This is all you have to do:
1. Open the chat.
2. Find the message you want to delete.
3. Long-press the message.
4. Tap “Delete.”
How Do I Delete Multiple WeChat Messages?
To delete more than one message in a WeChat group, follow these steps:
1. Open the chat.
2. Find the messages you want to delete from the chat.
3. Long-press one message.
4. Tap the “Select” option.
5. Select all the messages that you want to delete.
6. Go to the trash icon below.
How Do You Know if You Have Been Blocked on WeChat?
To tell if someone has blocked you on WeChat, try sending them a message. If your message is rejected, that means that the user has blocked you. To make sure, go to their profile. If you can see the option “Send a friend request,” then that means that they not only blocked you, but they deleted you from their list of friends, too.
Keep Your Group Chats on WeChat
Now you’ve learned how to leave and create group chats on WeChat, and how to delete messages, add members, and transfer ownership of chats. This multi-purpose communication app has a lot to offer, so explore all its features to ensure you get the best online experience.
Have you ever left a group chat on WeChat? Did you use any of the methods outlined in this article? Let us know in the comments section below.