How to Leave a Group in Viber

Voice over IP (VoIP) and instant messaging platform Viber – is a popular chat app worldwide due to stand-out features including “Viber Games” and enhanced messaging security. It allows for group chats with up to a generous 250 members. Messages are kept private from third parties and even Viber themselves.

How to Leave a Group in Viber

If you’re a member of a chat group you want to leave, our article explains the process.

As well as explaining how to leave groups via various operating systems, our FAQs include how to close a group as a group admin.

How to Leave a Viber Group?

If you no longer want to be a part of a Viber group, you have the option to leave and remove it from your chat list. Once you’ve left the group it doesn’t impact the group in any way and will still be available to the rest of the group members.

If at some point you change your mind and wish to return to the group, an admin will need to re-add you. After re-joining you will not be privy to any messages sent prior to you joining – including those sent when you were part of the group.

To leave a group you simply select the group you wish to leave, navigate to its chat information, then select “Leave and delete.” Continue reading for the steps on exactly how to do this from your mobile or desktop.

Leave a Viber Group via Android

  1. Launch the “Viber” app.
  2. Select the “Chats” option.
  3. Click on the group you wish to leave.
  4. Click on “Info,” “Chat Info.”
  5. Select “Leave and delete.”
  6. Confirm you wish to leave and delete the group chat.

Or:

  1. Select the “Chats” option.
  2. Long-press on the group you wish to leave.
  3. Click on “Delete.”
  4. Confirm you want to “Leave and delete” that group.

Leave a Viber Group via iOS

  1. Launch the “Viber” app.
  2. Select the “Chats” option.
  3. Click on the group you wish to leave.
  4. At the top of the screen, click on the group name.
  5. Click on “Info” then, “Chat Info.”
  6. Select “Leave and delete.”
  7. Confirm you wish to leave and delete the group chat.

Or:

  1. Select the “Chats” option.
  2. Swipe left on the group you wish to leave.
  3. Click on “Delete.”
  4. Confirm you want to “Leave and delete” that group.

Leave a Viber Group via Windows 10

  1. Launch the “Viber” app.
  2. Click on the group you wish to leave.
  3. Select the “Info” icon.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Leave and delete” option.
  5. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Or:

  1. Locate the group you wish to leave.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select “Leave and delete.”
  4. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Leave a Viber Group via macOS

  1. Launch the “Viber” app.
  2. Click on the group you wish to leave.
  3. Select the “Info” icon.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Leave and delete” option.
  5. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Or:

  1. Locate the group you wish to leave.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select “Leave and delete.”
  4. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Leave a Viber Group via Linux

  1. Launch the “Viber” app.
  2. Click on the group you wish to leave.
  3. Select the “Info” icon.
  4. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Leave and delete” option.
  5. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Or:

  1. Locate the group you wish to leave.
  2. Right-click on it.
  3. Select “Leave and delete.”
  4. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Additional FAQs

How Do I Remove Myself as Viber Group Admin?

Self-removal from a group that you are an admin for follows the same self-removal process as a non-admin member. To do this from an Android:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Select the “Chats” option.

3. Click on the group you wish to leave.

4. Click on “Info” then, “Chat Info.”

5. Select “Leave and delete.”

6. Confirm you wish to leave and delete the group chat.

To remove yourself from a group via iPhone:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Select the “Chats” option.

3. Click on the group you wish to leave.

4. At the top of the screen, click on the group name.

5. Click on “Info” then, “Chat Info.”

6. Select “Leave and delete.”

7. Confirm you wish to leave and delete the group chat.

To remove yourself from a group via desktop:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Click on the group you wish to leave.

3. Select the “Info” icon.

4. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Leave and delete” option.

5. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Will It Notify the Viber Group When I Leave?

There isn’t an automatic message shown in a group chat once someone’s left it. However, other group members may notice that your name and profile image no longer appears under the list of group participants.

How to Close a Group Chat?

To close a group chat as admin:

1. Remove all the group members

2. Remove all the admins

3. Then leave and delete the group chat

To remove all group members via Android:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Click on “Chats.”

3. Select the group you wish to close.

4. Click on the “Info” icon from the three-dotted menu.

5. Select “Chat Info.”

6. Beneath “Participants” click on a member to remove them.

7. Select “Remove from chat.”

8. Repeat steps 6 & 7 until all members are removed.

To remove all group members via iOS:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Click on “Chats.”

3. Select the group you wish to close.

4. At the top of the screen, click on the name of the group.

5. Beneath “Participants” click on a member to remove them.

6. Select “Remove from chat.”

7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until all members are removed.

To remove all group members via desktop:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Select the group you wish to close.

3. Click on the “Info” icon.

4. Select “Participants.”

5. Click on the “x” next to the name of a member to remove.

6. Select “Remove” from chat.

7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until all group members are removed.

Remove Group Admins From a Group Chat

To remove all group admins via Android:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Click on “Chats.”

3. Select the group you wish to remove an admin member from.

4. Click on the “Info” icon from the three-dotted menu.

5. Select “Chat Info.”

6. Beneath “Participants,” select the admin you want to remove.

7. Click on “Remove from chat.”

8. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until all admin members are removed.

To remove all group admins via iOS:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Click on “Chats.”

3. Select the group you wish to remove admin members from.

4. From the top of the screen, click on the group name.

5. Beneath “Participants,” select the admin you want to remove.

6. Click on “Remove from chat.”

7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until all admin members are removed.

To remove all group admins via desktop:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Select the group you wish to remove admin members from.

3. Click on the “Info” icon.

4. Select the “Participants.”

5. Right-click on the admin member to remove them.

6. Select “Remove from chat.”

7. Repeat steps 5 & 6 until all admin members are removed.

Leave and Delete a Group Chat

To leave and delete chat via Android:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Select the “Chats” option.

3. Click on the group you wish to leave.

4. Click on “Info”, “Chat Info.”

5. Select “Leave and delete.”

6. Confirm you wish to leave and delete the group chat.

To leave and delete chat via iOS:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Select the “Chats” option.

3. Click on the group you wish to leave.

4. At the top of the screen, click on the group name.

5. Click on “Info”, “Chat Info.”

6. Select “Leave and delete.”

7. Confirm you wish to leave and delete the group chat.

To leave and delete chat via desktop:

1. Launch the “Viber” app.

2. Click on the group you wish to leave.

3. Select the “Info” icon.

4. At the bottom of the screen, click on the “Leave and delete” option.

5. Then confirm you wish to “Leave and delete” this group.

Part Ways From Viber Group Chats

Viber’s end-to-end encryption for messaging makes it one of the best messaging apps in the world – available on mobile devices and desktop. Its private messaging and other cool features including “Viber Games” has attracted over 1.1 billion users. It allows group members to discreetly remove themselves from chat groups at any time.

Now that you know how to leave a group and close a group as admin, did you leave a group that you ended up wanting to re-join? If so, why did you want to re-join it? We’d love to hear about the most interesting group chats you are a member of – let us know in the comments section below.

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