One nifty feature with iMessage that isn’t available in regular SMS is the ability to leave a group message. While it’s not completely obvious, it’s pretty simple to remove yourself from an overwhelming group message.

Follow along to learn how….

iOS: How to leave a group iMessage

  1. Open the Messages app on iPhone or iPad.
  2. Tap into the group message in question.
  3. In iOS 11 or earlier tap the i icon in the top right. In iOS 12 or later, tap the avatars at the top to show more details and then tap info. Note that you can only leave a group message if there are at least 4 participants in the group.
  4. Tap Leave this Conversation, highlighted in red. Confirm.

There’s no real explanation for why you can’t leave a group SMS, really. The technology is old, and we’re in the modern era. Remember, SMS still sends really terrible video quality, among other oddities.

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