How to Remove Someone from Snapchat Group

Snapchat is a very cool and chic instant messaging app that lets users share pictures, videos, and texts that are meant to disappear after they’re viewed. If you have something important to tell a bunch of people, you can create a group adding all those you want to text.

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So, instead of having to send the same message to every user, you can send it in the group so that everyone receives the message. It only takes a few minutes to complete setting up the Snapchat group.

When the feature started initially, it allowed only 16 people to join the group, but later on, Snapchat increased the limit to 32 people. Now, you can add up to 32 people to the group.

Like other features of Snapchat, the group conversation of this platform is also a bit different from the Whatsapp group. The group messages last for only 24 hours and disappear automatically.

So, the group chat you have started will last for a day before dissolving. This also means that messages that are left unread will also disappear automatically. In simple words, none of the messages in the group lasts after 24 hours of sending in the group.

We have all been in a situation where we are confronted by unwanted members in a group chat. At times, it’s our nagging aunt who keeps on pestering us about our whereabouts, and sometimes it’s our over-enthusiastic uncle who keeps on spamming our messages with unsolicited greetings (every day) and homemade remedies for almost everything under the sun!

While some portals do give you the leverage of filtering people in a group chat, I am afraid to tell you that all social media platforms don’t do that.

Now the big question arises, can we remove someone from a Snapchat group chat?

Snapchat doesn’t really have an option for removing someone from the group. So, whether you are an admin or someone added by the admin, there is no direct option for removing someone directly from Snapchat.

But, there are a few tricks you can try to have the person removed from the group chat.

In this guide, you’ll learn how to remove someone from a Snapchat group.

How to Remove Someone from Snapchat Group

As mentioned earlier, you don’t have a direct option to remove someone from a Snapchat group. Once they are added, they are in until the group automatically disappears 24 hours after creating the conversation.

There are times when we add wrong people in the group by mistake or the person we have added starts causing trouble in the group by harassing others or arguing. The good news is you can try a few ways to remove someone from a Snapchat group.

Fortunately, there are quite a few things you can try to remove from a group conversation.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Create Another Group

How about you create another group with all the members you want to add except the person you had added by mistake in the original group? It’s going to take only a few seconds to add the same members to the conversation. Make sure you do not add the same person again.

This is a perfect way to avoid any issues with the person while having a group conversation with only those you want in the group. The previous group can stay inactive and eventually everything will disappear after 24 hours.

2. Ask them to Leave the Group

Only the person who’s part of the group can remove themselves from the group. There’s no one who can get you out of the Snapchat group except for yourself. So, your best bet is to ask the person gently to leave the group conversation. You don’t have to create another group if they are willing to remove themselves from the group.

While it is your best option to have someone removed from the Snapchat group, it does not always work. The person might leave the group, but it doesn’t sound professional, and nor does it look good to ask someone to leave the group chat.

If you are lucky, that person might just understand and leave the group after all. If not, then we suggest you to continue reading the next options. Once the person in question decides to leave the group upon your (insistence) then all the snaps etc. they sent will also be deleted.

3. Leave the Chat

If asking someone else to leave is not an option then you can always decide to leave the group chat. If someone’s presence in the group is really bugging you then we suggest that you should leave the group yourself to buy peace. After all, nothing is more important than your peace of mind right.

4. Block the Person

This is your last resort. Of course, if you have a serious conversation going on and the person is creating any arguments or offensive comments that other members can’t seem to tolerate, you can block them from your Snapchat. Blocking someone from your Snapchat means they will be removed from your friend list, though you can unblock them once the group dissolves.

There’s also a chance the person will know you have blocked them temporarily, but they will not receive a notification for it. So, there is always a possibility they will never know about it, and you can unblock them in the next 24 hours. A win-win!


Hope this post helped you get someone out of a Snapchat group. Your last resort is to wait for 24 hours until the group dissolves on its own. This is your best bet if you don’t want to sound rude to the person for blocking them from your Snapchat group. Once the 24-hour is over, the group will disappear on its own, and you can finally create another group, adding members you want. Or, if you are in a hurry, you can always create another group and add only those you want. Good Luck!

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Dharmesh Donda

iStaunch is written by Dharmesh Donda, an avid Internet geek, IT professional since 2012. Have been in IT industry for more than a decade, and currently doing management and consulting work have taken a plunge into entrepreneurship.

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