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Snapchat Group Chats: How to Create a Virtual Hangout

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Group chats are a fun and convenient way to interact with several people at once on apps. They allow you to share updates, have discussions, and even collaborate with others, among other things. This guide shows how to create a Snapchat group chat, as well as how to edit the group’s name, remove a member, and exit the group.

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How to Make a Group Chat on Snapchat

In a Snapchat group, you can add up to 100 people. Any message you send to the group will be available for everyone to see, but if no one views them, Snaps will expire after 24 hours, and a Snap will disappear for a user after they view it. Follow the steps below to create a Snapchat group.

Mobile

  1. Open the Snapchat app (Android | iOS) on your phone, and tap “Chat” in the bottom menu.
Choosing the Chat option in Snaphcat app.
  1. Tap “New Chat” (the blue chat button) toward the bottom-right corner.
Tapping the "New Chat" button in Snapchat app.
  1. Tap “New Group.”
Selecting the option to create "New Group" in Snapchat app.
  1. Select the people you want to be in the group, and tap “Chat with Group.”
Adding group members to a group on Snapchat.

PC

  1. Open the Snapchat web version or desktop app, and click on “New Chat” in the left panel.
Clicking "New chat" in Snapchat for web.
  1. Click on “Group.”
Clicking on "Group" in pop-up window in Snapchat for web.
  1. Add people to the group, and click the “Group Chat” button at the bottom.
Clicking "Group chat" button in Snapchat for web.

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How to Edit a Group Chat Name on Snapchat

Group names help make your Snapchat group chat easily identifiable and searchable. Follow these steps to edit the name of a Snapchat group.

Mobile

  1. Go to your list of conversations in the Snapchat app.
  1. Tap on the group chat whose name you want to edit.
Tapping the group chat in Snapchat app.
  1. Tap on the group name at the top.
Tapping the group chat name in the Snapchat app.
  1. Tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner.
Tapping the more icon on the Snapchat Group page.
  1. Tap “Edit Group Name.”
Selecting "Edit Group Name" option from pop-up menu in Snapchat app.
  1. Change the group name, and tap “Save” when done.
Changing the name of Snapchat group in Snapchat app.

PC

  1. On desktop, click on the group chat in the left side menu.
Selecting A Group In Snapchat For Desktop 1
  1. Click on the group’s name in the top-left corner of the right pane.
Clicking on group name in Snapchat for web.
  1. Change the group name, and hit the Enter key.
Renaming group chat in Snapchat for web.

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How to Remove a Member From a Snapchat Group

If a member is disrupting the group by, for example, posting irrelevant content or exhibiting inappropriate behavior, you can easily remove them. Once you do, they will still have access to the chat history, but they won’t be able to see any new messages or Snaps sent after you’ve kicked them out. Furthermore, they won’t be able to rejoin unless another member re-adds them.

When it comes to removing someone from a group, be careful, and handle this decision respectfully and with sensitivity. If you’re doing this because they’re being disruptive, try issuing them a warning in private before taking action.

  1. Open your list of conversations in Snapchat, and tap on the group chat.
Tapping the group chat name in the Snapchat app.
  1. Tap on the group name at the top.
Tapping on the group chat name in Snapchat app.
  1. In the “Group Members” section, long-press the name of the member you want to remove until a menu appears.
Checking "Group Members" section for members you wish to remove.
  1. Tap “Remove from Group.”
Tapping the option to "Remove from Group" in Snapchat app.
  1. Tap “Remove.”
Confirming removal by pressing on the "Remove" button.

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How to Leave a Group Chat on Snapchat

If you no longer wish to receive notifications from the group, Snapchat allows you to silence them in the group chat settings. However, if the group no longer serves a purpose for you, you can exit at any time.

Leaving will also delete all the messages and Snaps you’ve sent to the group. You can always rejoin the group later on, but an existing member needs to re-add you.

Note: If someone keeps adding you to a group you don’t want to be in, consider blocking them or opting out of the “Quick Add” list.

Follow these steps to exit a group on Snapchat:

  1. Access the group chat in the Snapchat app.
  1. Tap on the group name at the top.
Tapping on the group chat name in Snapchat app.
  1. Tap on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner.
Tapping on "More" icon in Snapchat app.
  1. Tap “Leave Group.”
Tapping "Leave Group" option from menu that pops up at the bottom in Snapchat app.
  1. Tap “Leave.”
Confirm leaving group by tapping on "Leave" button in Snapchat app.
  1. If you’re on a PC, open the Snapchat group chat, click on the name of the group, then select “Leave group.”
Leaving a group via Snapchat for web.

Enjoy Your Virtual Group Hangout on Snapchat

Snapchat groups make communication and collaboration on the platform much easier. Creating and managing groups on Snapchat is a breeze, and it’s up to you to use this feature wisely to strengthen relationships with others.

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Image credit: Unsplash. All screenshots by Chifundo Kasiya.

Chifundo Kasiya
Chifundo Kasiya

Chifundo is a tech writer who loves all things computers and gaming. He has been a freelancer writer for over 10 years and loves tackling complex topics so he can break them down for everyone to understand. He is also an artist, game programmer, and amateur philosopher. As a tech writer for MTE, he focuses mainly on Windows.

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