Last year, Facebook launched a new version of Facebook Groups, which previously functioned like Facebook Fan pages. Now, Facebook users can create and join Facebook Groups, which still look somewhat like Fan pages, but have more privacy options, and allow users in groups to communicate with each other more effectively. Information can be shared with other Facebook users by posting updates and links to the group, notifying all group members of new messages and updates automatically. Facebook group members can also use the new Groups to send messages to only group members with just a few clicks. Facebook Groups are also designed for group chats using the Facebook chat feature.

How to Remove Yourself From a Facebook Group

However, Facebook Groups allow members of a group to automatically add any other Facebook user to a Group — no invitation necessary. Once you are added to a Facebook group you will automatically receive all of updates and messages from the Group. You, of course, have the option to remove yourself from any Facebook Group you do not want to be a member of.

Here’s How to Remove Yourself From a Facebook Group

  • Visit the groups page for your profile. This will list all the groups that you are a member of, or were previously invited to before the switch to the new format. To leave a group, however over a group that you are a member of, click on the “X” to the right of the group name to remove yourself from the group. A popup box will ask you to confirm you want to leave the group.
  • You can also go to the Group Page and click the option to “Leave Group,” which is featured under the Member module on the right side of the page.

Keep in mind that once you leave a Facebook group, other people can’t add you to the Facebook Group again — but if the group is public, you can add yourself back again, so make sure you really want to leave that super-secret closed Facebook group before you confirm to “Leave Group.”