Group chats on Snapchat are rather chaotic. Anyone can rename a chat and add new members to the group (limited to 32 people) without leaving control to the person who set up the chat.

Snapchat hides photos and clips from the stream when viewed in social media apps . Snapchat doesn’t have the ability to remove someone from a group discussion.

However, there are several ways to monitor this. The option you choose depends on your settings and why you want to remove that person from group chats.

How do I remove people from a Snapchat group?

So, you want to remove someone from a Snapchat group, but you don’t know how. Removing people from a Snapchat group can be cumbersome, but I’ll show you how.

First, What Exactly is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a photo and video messaging and multimedia mobile application which was initially released on September 2011 and is available for both iOS and Android devices. One of the unique features of Snapchat is that the photos or videos shared with someone last only for a short duration before disappearing forever. The shared content is referred to as “snaps” and you can take screenshots of the snaps to keep them from being “lost forever”, but doing so sends a notification to the person whose snap you are taking a screenshot of. Similarly, you can save your snaps to your device or Snapchat memories before sharing them with your friend(s) or putting them in your story.

The app was originally meant for person to person photo sharing but has now evolved to feature your snaps as a story of your trip or day in a feature called “Stories”. These stories last 24 hours and you can edit who can view these stories – either all your snapchat friends or some custom groups you want. There is also the feature of “Discover” that is basically a brand promotion through which different brands promote their content in form of short entertainment. As of 2017, Snapchat has more than 166 million daily active users. Another feature added to snapchat that has been quite successful is the the Shazam-Snapchat integration; now you can shazam all the songs you don’t know the names by using Snapchat.

Another new feature added by the Snapchat team is that of Groups. Now you can create groups with up to 31 friends with whom you can share the moment and stay in touch.  A Group Story is created by default when you create a Group Chat or are added to one. Also, this Group Chat will be automatically visible on the Friends Screen and if you cannot find it you can always use the search feature. A few of the features of Snapchat Groups are:

Well, Then What are Snapchat Groups?

  • All chats sent in the Group are deleted after 24 hours
  • You can save messages in a group chat by pressing and holding them. Saved messages will have a gray background and everyone in the chat can see what messages are saved.
  • When any member of the Group is online and viewing the Chat, their name bubble will light up and appear on the top of your keyboard.
  • You can tap on a friend’s name bubble to view their profile.
  • When you tap on people who are not your friends you will be able to see the option of adding them.
  • Name of those members of the group that have opened the snap will appear below the snap once they have opened it.
  • Snaps sent to a group chat can be opened and replayed once by each member.
  • The basic feature of Snapchat, like pressing and holding on a Chat to see who has viewed it or saved it is also present.
  • The feature of “snap streaks” which is related to individual chats does not apply here.
  • When you leave the Group Chat all your snaps and chats will be cleared from the group.

How Can You Create a Snapchat Group?

Snapchat’s Group chat feature is really easy to use and Groups can be created when you are sending a snap, or when you are creating a new chat. To make it easier for you to create your own group, we have listed down the instructions:

  1. Open your Snapchat app.
  2. Click on the new chat icon in the top right corner of the chats screen.
  3. Add the friends you want in the group – maximum 31 people. You can only add people who are in your friends list on snapchat.
  4. Give a name to your group.
  5. Now after taking a snap you can send that directly to your group by choosing the group you created in the send snaps screen. Each member of the group will be able to see the snap shared and who has seen the snap.Another way to create a group is:
    1. Open your Snapchat app.
    2. Take a snap and edit it however you want: add filters, emojis, draw on it or keep it as it is.
    3. Send the snap by clicking the blue arrow on the bottom right corner.
    4. Select the friends to whom you want to send your snap.
    5. When you pick more than one friend you will see a new “cluster of people” icon has appeared on the top right corner of the screen. This icon is the group icon – tap on it.
    6. Now you can add more people to it or send the snap as it is to the already selected people.
    7. You can name the group by tapping and holding onto the group and then giving it a name.

    You Also Need to Manage Your Snapchat Group

    Snapchat groups are pretty simple and easy to manage but one annoying feature is that anyone can rename the group. So, your group can very well be lost among the countless chats when one of your friends feels like messing around and renaming a group. However, the many good features of the group include the ability to share Bitmoji, notes, video messages, snaps, Friendmoji, stickers, and even chats in the group.

To manage your group you can go to the Settings page and manage the notifications, rename the group or add more people to it. Steps to access the settings are as given below:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
  2. Go to the Group Chat and tap on it.
  3. On the top left corner you will see three lines, tap them.
  4. The settings you will be able to change are:
    1. Add people
    2. Turn notifications on/off
    3. Edit Group name
    4. Leave Group
  5. Update the changes and you’re done.

Do be aware that when you rename the group or add more people to it all members of the group will be able to see.

Additional Features of a Snapchat Group

The features below have been discussed previously, but are explained here in more detail.

  • People in your Group Chat
    • You can view these people from the group settings menu.
    • When someone from your group is online and has opened the group chat you will be able to see their name inside a bubble above your keyboard which will be lit.
    • You can add people by clicking on their bubble or can simply quick chat with them.
  • Chat view and save
    • You can tap and hold a chat to see people who have viewed it or have saved it.
    • When any member has opened a chat their name will appear below it in the chat.
  • Remember
    • All Chats and snaps will be deleted after 24 hours.
    • You can save snaps from being deleted.
    • Snaps sent to the group can be opened and replayed once by each member.

How Can You Leave a Snapchat Group?

Sometimes you need a little space and time from all the silly talk or people gossiping or unnecessary notifications or just want to leave a group that’s not to your liking or doesn’t serve the purpose. In such cases you can simply leave the group.

  1. Again, open the Snapchat app.
  2. Go to the Group Chat and tap on it.
  3. On the top left corner you will see three lines, tap them.
  4. Then, select “Leave Group”.

Be careful you don’t leave a group by mistake because there are a few things that are associated with leaving the group:

  • Everyone will be able to see that you have left the group.
  • All your snaps and chats from the Group will be cleared instantly. This also includes the snaps or chats that someone has saved
  • If you are added back to the group you have to start from scratch:
    • You won’t be able to see any messages from before you left.
    • You won’t be able to see any messages from after you left.
    • You will only be able to see the messages from the point when you joined the group again.

How Can You Remove Someone from a Snapchat Group?

Added someone you don’t want in your group? Or just want someone to be removed from your group? We have some bad news for you; this feature is not yet available in Snapchat.  Even if you have created the group you still can’t remove someone from it. What you can do is:

  • Leave the group yourself and create a new one without the member(s) you don’t want.
  • Ask the member(s) to leave themself.
  • Wait for Snapchat to introduce this feature in one of their updates.

Tell him to leave the Group

The only person who can remove a member of a Snapchat group is that individual. So, ask the individual to leave the group.

Hold tight to let the group expire

If no one adds a new snapshot to the chat, the group will expire and disappear after a day. You can wait for that to happen.

Create a new group

This will allow you to delete the content of the group, but create another group with everyone in the first group except the member you want to remove. This will cause all members of the new group to leave the original group, leaving the attacker alone. It’s pretty hard, but this may be the only way.

Snapchat Groups: Here’s how to use the new group chat feature.

Snapchat launched a new chat feature, Groups, nine months after revamping the chat experience.

Groups are basically a way to chat as a group. . Snapchat said it announced the feature just in time for the holidays because it’s ‘a great time to hang out with friends and spend time with family’. Groups lets you communicate with up to 16 friends at a time on Snapchat.

Here’s everything you need to know about the new features.

What is Snapchat?

Snapchat is a photo and video messaging app. It is unique in that it only lasts a short time before all your photos and videos are gone forever. So you can take a screenshot of every snap you receive and save it in photo format, but the app is temporary in nature. You can also save your own snaps before sending your friends or your own story. You can learn more about Snapchat in our in-depth guide.

What are Snapchat Groups?

Groups are similar to one-on-one chats, but can contain up to 16 group members. Also, chats sent to groups are deleted after 24 hours by default. Snaps sent to a group can only be opened and played by each recipient once, but are deleted after 24 hours.

How do Snapchat groups work?

Start a group chat

You can create groups when sending snaps or new chats.

Just open the chat screen and tap the new chat icon. Then select a few friends and tap Chat. You can add people to a group only if they’re both friends on Snapchat. To send a snapshot directly to a group after taking a snapshot, click the Send button and select a group on the Send screen. Everyone in the group can see if I’ve sent a snap and who has read it.

Make sure you’re in a group chat

To verify that a chat is actually a group chat, look for the twinkle/friend emoji next to the group name on the chat screen.

Adjust group chat settings

To access group chat settings, tap the menu icon in the upper left corner.

From here you can see who is in the group, change the group name, mute notifications, add people, or even leave the group. If you choose to leave, snaps and chats you sent will be cleared, even if others have saved them to your chats.

See who’s in a group chat

When a group member opens a group chat, they indicate their name is lit in a speech bubble above the keyboard. You can tap a friend’s name bubble to start a quick chat or add a friend if you haven’t already.

See who read your chats or snaps

Tap or hold a chat to see who has read it, saved it, and more. When someone opens a snap, they appear under their name in chat. Chats and Snaps will be deleted after 24 hours unless saved. Snaps sent to a group can also be opened and played back once by each recipient.

quick chat with friends

Tap a name at the bottom of a group chat to start a one-on-one chat with that person. You can always return to a group with a single swipe.


One of the reasons Snapchat continues to be successful is that it keeps adding unique new features, such as the ability to create group discussions.

There is currently no way to remove someone from a group chat on Snapchat, but there are a few workarounds you can use if someone in your group is causing problems.