How do I delete a Facebook Group, v2?
This is crazy, Dave. I have a Facebook Group that I'd like to shut down but as far as I can tell, you can't delete groups any more. Really? Has Facebook gone so mad that they don't allow us to manage the groups we create?? Seems like some darn commie plot!
Easy there, fella! Facebook might be eager to collect as much data as possible and might well be more enthusiastic about helping us create something than delete it, but I don't think it's a foreign conspiracy nor do I think that either the X Files or aliens are involved. Wait, you didn't mention that, did you? Hmmm..... most curious....
It is interesting to note that Facebook Groups are deleted in a manner that totally makes sense once you hear about it but in a world where there are "delete" buttons and secret "X" buttons for deleting and removing content, why isn't there an equivalent for these Groups?
And about the number of arrows that the eagle is holding on the Great Seal of the United States...
Oh, wait. Back to business.
The way that you delete a Facebook Group is to remove every single member. When you remove the last member, you also delete the group.
If your group has four people, no worries, but if it has hundreds of members? Yeah, you have quite a task ahead of you!
The problem is, when you go to your Group, you see something like this:
and quite naturally assume that group deletion is an available option under either the 'gear' or 'notifications' button...
But it's not. Remember, to remove an FB group, you need to remove every member, so in fact the path you need to take is to click on the "See All" link on the Members listing:
Once you do, you'll see a list of all Group members with an "X" (see, I told you Facebook likes those "X" delete buttons) adjacent:
Click on the "X" and you'll be asked if you really want to remove that member, as I'm being shown when I decide Klaus doesn't need to be in the group:
Once you get to the very last member, however -- and that should be yourself, so that you don't have the group slip through your digital fingers -- the prompt changes:
Really ready to remove that Facebook Group? Click on "Delete Group" and it's done.
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