How to add and remove people from Snapchat groups

Like many other messaging platforms, Snapchat features group chats. These group chats are practical and unique thanks to Snapchat’s specific messaging features. But what if you want to add or remove people from your Snapchat group?

How to add and remove people from Snapchat groups

Fortunately, this can be done using a few steps and methods. In this article, we’ll walk you through the steps necessary to add and remove people from your Snapchat groups using different devices.

On iPhone

Groups are a relatively new feature introduced by Snapchat. Users can now create groups with up to 31 people to share moments and stay connected. When you create a group, you can add people to the group chat. Fortunately, this is quite simple when using an iPhone. Here’s how to do it:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
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  2. In the lower right corner of the chat screen, click the new chat icon.
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  3. Add as many friends as you want to a group – up to 31. You can only add users who are already on your Snapchat friends list.
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  4. Give your group a name.
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You can also add people to your group later by editing the group. To do so, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the camera screen and click on the chat icon at the bottom left.
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  2. At this point, touch and hold the group chat.
  3. Select “Next” from the menu that appears.
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  4. To add members to the group, click “Add Members to Group”.
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  5. Now select the users you want to add to your group.
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You can see all the users who are currently in your group in the group settings. To view all group members, tap the menu icon in the upper left corner. It will appear as the avatar of the first member of the group with the name of the group. Additionally, you can see who is currently active in the group by looking directly above the keyboard on your phone.

Additionally, group chats you’ve added people to will be accessible on the Friends screen by default. If you can’t find it, you can use the search option. An interesting thing is that when you create or join a group chat, a group story is automatically generated.

When it comes to removing people from a Snapchat group, things are not that simple. There is no way to remove someone directly yet. However, there are a few things you can do.

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Create a new group

You can always create a new group with everyone except the user you want to remove. Then everyone in the new group can leave the original group and leave the unwanted individual. This is somewhat passive-aggressive, but may be the only option if the individual refuses to leave on their own.

Ask them to leave

The only way someone can be directly removed from a group is for the person to leave the group themselves. So an option is to ask the person to leave the group. However, you may want to avoid this as it can escalate the situation in certain circumstances. But if they are willing to go, that solves the problem and allows you to keep the group alive.

Let the group time out

If no new images are added to the conversation, the group will automatically disappear and disappear after 24 hours. So if you and other members decide to avoid a particular person in a group chat, you can sit and wait.

Block users

By blocking a user, you remove them from the group, but also from your friends list. That person will not be able to message you or access your account. To do so, go to the person’s profile and click on the three vertical dots. A menu will appear and tap on “Block” which will be written in red. You can unblock the user later, but they will no longer be your friend on Snapchat unless you add them back.

On an Android device

The Snapchat app for Android devices is identical to the app for iOS. So the steps for adding and removing people to your Snapchat groups will be similar.

To instantly add someone to a Snapchat group, follow these steps:

  1. Launch the Snapchat app.
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  2. Click the new chat button in the lower right corner of the chat window.
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  3. Add as many members to the group as you wish – up to 31. You can only add individuals who are already listed as friends on Snapchat.
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  4. Give your group a name.
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Or if you already have a group and want to add someone, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the chat icon at the bottom left.
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  2. Long press on group chat.
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  3. Click “More” in the following menu.
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  4. Click “Add Members to Group” to add people to your group.
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  5. Select the individuals you want to add to your group.
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There is also no direct way to remove someone from a group. You can only try one of the above techniques, such as creating a new group, asking the user to leave, waiting for the group to expire, or blocking the user.

On the iPad

Since iPads and iPhones use the same operating system, the Snapchat app is similar for both devices. Therefore, the steps for removing and adding people to groups are also similar. Below are the steps to add someone to a new Snapchat group using iPad:

  1. Open the Snapchat app.
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  2. In the lower right corner of the chat window, click the new chat button.
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  3. Create a group with as many members as you want – up to 31. You can only add people who have previously been added as Snapchat friends.
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  4. Give your group a name.
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Alternatively, if you already have an existing group and want to add another member, follow these steps:

  1. Tap the chat icon in the lower left corner of the screen.
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  2. Hold the group chat icon.
  3. Click “More” from the pop-up menu.
  4. To add members to your group, click “Add members to group”.
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  5. Add members to your group by selecting them.

Additionally, there is no direct method of banning from a group. You can only try one of the approaches suggested above, such as creating a new group, asking the user to leave, waiting for the group to expire, or blocking the user.

On PC

Although Snapchat is optimized for mobile devices, many users have figured out how to access it via PC.

To use Snapchat on your computer, you must first download an Android emulator. An Android emulator replicates the Android operating system and allows you to download and use mobile apps from the Google Play Store.

Bluestacks is a well-known and perhaps the best optimized Android emulator that mimics the features of a real Android phone. Here’s how to download and install the official Snapchat app for Windows using the Bluestacks emulator.

  1. Download and install the Bluestacks emulator on your computer using the .exe file.
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  2. After installing Bluestacks, sign in with your Google account.
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  3. Next, go to the Google Play Store and search for “Snapchat”.
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  4. Download and install the app to start using Snapchat.
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First, you need to log in to Snapchat and then enter the chat window the same way you would on your phone. Adding someone to a new group from here is similar to how you do on an Android device.

  1. Click the new chat button in the lower right corner of the chat window.
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  2. Add as many members as you want to the group – up to 31. You can only add Snapchat friends who have already been added.
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  3. Add a name to your group.
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Or, if you already have a group and want to add another member, follow these steps:

  1. In the lower left corner, click on the chat symbol.
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  2. Click and hold the group chat icon.
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  3. Select “Next” from the drop-down menu.
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  4. Click “Add People” to add members to your group.
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  5. Select the individuals you want to add to your group.
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Likewise, there is no direct technique for removing group members. You can use one of the methods above, such as creating a new group, asking the user to leave, waiting for the group to expire, or blocking the user.

Keep your groups safe

Although the screenshots and chats disappear after 24 hours and if someone takes screenshots from the chat, be careful when adding members to your group. Mainly because there is no direct way to remove someone from a group. Think about who you want to see photos and chats of you and your other friends, and who you want to add to the conversation.

If someone in the group is abusive or even abusive and refuses to leave, the best solution may be to block that user. You can also report users and messages.

Do you have a Snapchat group? Do you prefer group or individual chats? Let us know in the comments section!

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