Secretly leave imessage group?

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by jglove42, Jan 29, 2017.

  1. jglove42 macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2015
    I know how to "Leave this conversation", but there has got to be a way to do it without it leaving a notification that you have left. I'd like to leave this group chat (an annoying family one) without anyone seeing that I obviously left. And before you tell me "well they can just look at the list of who is in the group chat", I don't care about that. My family are technology illiterate, and wouldn't even know how to do that, so I just would like to leave the iMessage group without it saying "John Doe has left the conversation". I'm convinced that there is a work around for this somehow.
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Rather than leave why don you mute it??
  3. jglove42 thread starter macrumors newbie


    Sep 16, 2015
    I have muted it, but it still annoys me. They send a lot of photos and videos and it takes up my storage.
  4. Speedman100 macrumors 6502


    Jul 21, 2013
    Take one of their phones. Leave the chat from your phone. Then send a lot of messages from your family member's phone so the notification that you left gets buried deep. It's not guarenteed to work and you need physical access to another device, but that's my best plan for you.
  5. JasonHB macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2010
    Warwickshire, UK
    I love the fact that it tells them I have left the conversation.

    It makes people realise that I don't want to listen to their boring inane drivel

    Or just tell them that you don't want to be part of the group anymore.

  6. bransoj macrumors 6502a

    Jul 31, 2013
    Just delete the message thread every now and then
  7. white4s macrumors 65816

    Nov 15, 2011
    New Jersey
  8. willmtaylor macrumors G3


    Oct 31, 2009
    A Natural State
    As has already been said, you have 3 options--no more and no less.
    1. Deal with it.
    2. Put the conversation on "do not disturb" & periodically delete the thread.
    3. Leave the group & actually deal with your family instead of avoiding confrontation.
  9. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Duplicate some of the images a few times. screenshot the photos app view of these. Use as justification if needed and just say the group chat was causing issues including running out of space, and that you got to the stage you had lots of duplicate images messing your did problem solving with some tech folk who advised to sign out of the group chat to solve the problem as they couldn't solve the reason why it was causing hassle to you.

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