Considering the myriad of groups on WeChat, it’s relatively easy to lose your way. Knowing how to delete and leave group chats can go a long way. Not to mention, being able to do so would minimize the amount of clutter and unnecessary notifications lingering in your WeChat inbox.
This guide will show you how to delete, create and manage group chats on WeChat. Additionally, we’ll answer some common questions about WeChat’s message and group features.
How to delete a group chat on WeChat?
WeChat is a multi-functional business and social media application that provides you with many opportunities to comfortably communicate every day and stay in touch with friends. But it is also a platform that allows you to promote products, transact online, and grow your own business.
But joining multiple groups can make your phone crawling with notifications. If you want to part ways with a group chat for a particular reason, there are a couple of things you can do. However, WeChat does not allow you to delete a group chat.
As long as a group chat has members, you cannot delete it. Instead, you have two options. You can leave the group or you can transfer ownership of the group to another user. The latter is only possible if it was you 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 will not receive any more notifications from that group and you will not have access to its content. This is how you do it:
- Open WeChat.
- Sign in if you haven’t already.
- Find the group you want to leave in the chat list.
- Touch its title.
- Tap the person’s icon in the upper right corner of your screen.
- Select “Delete and Exit.”
- Touch “OK” to confirm that you want to leave the group forever.
That’s all about it. In case you change your mind and want to return to the group, you can do so 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 earlier, you can only transfer ownership if you are the “owner” of the group. This is how you do it:
- Open WeChat and sign in.
- Open the group you want to leave.
- Touch 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 ownership of the chat and tap their name.
- Touch “Accept.”
You have managed to transfer ownership of your group chat to another member. You can still stay in the group if you want, or you can leave. Remember that once you leave a group chat, you will lose all your contacts in that group.
What is 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 using WeChat Pay. This refers to your WeChat digital wallet that is connected to your bank account.
WeChat is a combination of a messaging, social media, and video conferencing app. Therefore, there are several features that WeChat groups have to offer in addition to the essential communication tools (for example, sending text and voice messages, sharing images and video content, attaching files, etc.).
Here’s what else WeChat groups are for:
• Promotion of a company / product / service
Among other things, WeChat is a great marketing tool. Through WeChat groups, you can grow your business, interact with your target audience, and launch a wide network in different groups. Besides this, WeChat offers other functions for business owners such as WeChat Moments, WeChat Advertising, WeChat Store, Mini Programs, etc.
• Video calls and audio for conferences.
Members of the WeChat group are the ones who use these two handy features the most. In the digital world, texting is being used less and less. This is because people prefer to send voice messages or just video chat with someone as it takes much less time. On a more professional note, WeChat is extremely useful 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 to shop online, pay restaurant bills, buy tickets, and more. If you want to physically buy something with your WeChat Pay, all you need to do is scan your QR code. You can even pay your bills with WeChat Pay.
• Share location
Not only can you send your location to different groups, but you can also see where other group members are at a particular time. You also have the option to search for specific places on your WeChat map.
• Translation options
The translation tool is a message feature that you can apply to any WeChat group. All you need to do is press and hold on a message that you want to translate and wait until a little tab appears. Once you tap on the “Translate” option, WeChat will translate your message into the language you have set.
How do I create a group chat on WeChat?
Creating groups on WeChat is easy and can be done in a few easy steps:
1. Open WeChat.
2. Sign in if you haven’t already.
3. Touch the “+” at the top of the screen.
4. Choose “New chat”.
5. Add at least two of your contacts. You can add more members later.
6. Touch “Done” to confirm.
Note: Any member of the group can add other members to the group. However, only the group leader (the person who created the group) can remove group members.
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 on it.
3. Go to “New chat”.
4. Select “Join a private group”.
5. Enter a four-digit password.
6. Add members to your private group.
7. Touch “Done”.
In order for other people to join your private group, you will need to send them your four-digit code.
When you create a group, you will receive a QR code. Please note that each WeChat group has a different QR code. So if you want to enter a particular group, you will need to find the QR code for that group.
QR codes are especially useful for businesses. Popular business accounts will post 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 is inviting them, and it can only work with your WeChat contacts. If you want to add someone who is not 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 the three dots in the upper right corner.
3. Touch the “+” at the top of the screen.
4. Choose the contacts you want to add.
5. Touch “Done”.
That’s all about it. In case you want to add someone who is not in your contacts, follow these steps:
1. Launch WeChat.
2. Navigate to the “Discover” option in the menu below.
3. Touch “Scan”.
4. Turn on your camera and point it at that person’s QR code.
5. Your WeChat profile will immediately open on your phone.
6. Touch “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 using a QR code. This is how you do it:
1. Open your group.
2. Touch the three dots.
3. Go to “Group QR Code”.
4. Take a screenshot of the code or save it to your phone.
5. Send it to the person you want to add.
How are messages deleted 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. Press and hold the message.
4. Touch “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 remove from the chat.
3. Press and hold a message.
4. Touch the “Select” option.
5. Select all the messages you want to delete.
6. Go to the trash icon below.
How to know if you have been blocked on WeChat?
To find out if someone has blocked you on WeChat, try sending them a message. If your message is rejected, that means the user has blocked it. To be sure, go to your profile. If you can see the option “Send a friend request”, it means that they not only blocked you, but also removed you from their friends list.
Keep your group chats on WeChat
You have now learned how to go out and create group chats on WeChat, and how to delete messages, add members, and transfer ownership of chats. This multipurpose communication app has a lot to offer, so explore all of its features to make sure you get the best online experience.
Have you ever left a group chat on WeChat? Did you use any of the methods described in this article? Let us know in the comment section.