If you’re interested in deleting a Facebook Group, know that Facebook suggests a painful process where you have to remove each member individually. In this guide, I’ll be presenting you with an easier option to delete a Facebook Group. The best part? You won’t have to do much work to delete it.
First, we must get clear on what type of Facebook Group you want to delete.
How to Delete a Facebook Group You Don’t Own
Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but this is almost impossible. However, you can report individual people to Facebook, including admins. If the admins are bullying the community or allowing for obscene content in violation with Facebook to be posted, then you can flag the people posting it. Along with doing that, you can ask Facebook to delete that Facebook Group to prevent further violations harmful to the platform’s community as a whole.
How to Delete a Facebook Group You Own
Here are the instructions Facebook provides you:
- From your homepage News Feed, click Groups on the left-hand side and select your group.
- Click Members on the left.
- Click next to each member’s name and click Remove from Group.
- Lastly, select Leave Group next to your name after you’ve removed all other members.
Here’s the number one reason these instructions often don’t work: There are too many members in a group. You may not have time to go one by one for 15,000 members. Some groups have over 100,000 members. You can’t expect an admin to spend the next month clicking “remove” for each person.
If this isn’t the case and you have a Facebook Group with few members, then I recommend following Facebook’s action steps. This would include going to group, then clicking on the Members’ section.
From here, you can view all the members. Now, click on the three dots next to each members name, then select the option “Remove from Group.” This will kick out that member from your group and you can apply this same “point-and-boot” method to all the following members of your Facebook Group.
Let’s say you have over a thousand members in your group. Here’s how you’d want to scale this process more easily. This way you don’t develop pain in your hands from clicking too much. It’s happened to me 🙂
How to Delete Your Facebook Group on Mobile
In this example, you want to open your Facebook mobile app, then click on the three lines on the bottom right-hand corner. This will take you to an area where you can click on Groups to see all your Facebook Groups. Often, the desired Facebook Group will be listed at the top and you can click directly on it.
If you click on Groups, you’ll see a list of your Facebook Groups. Click on the Facebook Group you want to delete.
Now click on the members’ pictures that are set in a row under your Facebook Group’s name.
This will take you to a list of your Facebook Group’s members. Here you want to click on each individual member. Once you click on a member, a popup will show where you have the ability to remove that member. You’ll need to do this for every member in your group until it’s deleted.
This can take a long time. Depending on the reason you’re deleting your Facebook, it may be worth it. However, it should only be used as a last resort.
Hire an Assistant Using UpWork to Delete Facebook Group Members
Create an account on Upwork.com. Here, you can get in touch with relevant freelancers who will do this for you from your account. You can even make them an admin so they can do the entire process without having to access your account.
On Upwork, you can hire someone for as little as $5/hour to do this for you. All you need to do is create a hiring post by clicking “Jobs” on the top menu, then selecting “Create a new job post.”
The next step is plugging in the title for your job posting. Keep it simple: “Remove Facebook Group Members.”
Now you want to plug-in the details. Good news for you is this part is relatively easy. Just copy what’s below except for the Facebook Group URL. Here, you want to plug in your own.
Before Deleting Your Facebook Group, Ask Yourself This:
“Do I really want to do it?”
Once you delete your Facebook Group, there’s no getting it back. You’ve kicked out every member. If you’re deleting a Facebook Group, it’s important you have a good reason because often we forget how much time we invest in growing these communities. For many of us, it’s a full-time job. I’d err on the side of caution when it comes to doing this.
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After You Delete Your Group
Once you delete your Facebook Group, I recommend taking some time off to brainstorm new communities you can build. It took me four tries to build a successful Facebook Group. Sometimes it’s a matter of getting rest then coming back at it much strong. I wish you all the best in the process.