The quick and easy guide to leave a group on Telegram
When it comes to messaging apps, one of the major requirements these days, is encrypted conversations. After the rather shocking and rather embarrassing data leak that facebook suffered a few years back, users have become a lot more concerned and aware about the importance of privacy online, which has, in turn, led to popular messaging apps introducing end to end encryption in order to retain their user base.
Popular apps like Whatsapp and Signal have now taken a steep lead in the online messaging app race, but one of the rather underdog apps out there is Telegram. Yes, this app has been in the market for a while now, but its popularity has only just started to soar. Telegram does offer a level of security and protection to its users. However, while end-to-end encryption is offered by default for every chat on WhatsApp and Signal, it is only provided for secret chats on Telegram. Telegram’s secret chat option can also only be held between two people and group chats are excluded.
Group chats are a great way to share messages and updates with bulk contacts. These contacts can be friends, family, office colleagues, or even like-minded individuals coming together to talk about a particular topic.
These days, group chats have become an unnecessary repository of forwards and spam messages which carry no intellectual value but do a great job of hogging your smartphone’s memory.
Telegram messenger also supports group chats and while it does have its own layer of security, there is not much that it can do when it comes to regulating group chats. So, if you are stuck in a group chat and want to end the misery by leaving it once and for all, this is how you do it.
Step 1. Open the Telegram app on your smartphone (iOS and Android supported).
Step 2. Long press on the group chats that you want to exit.
Step 3. From the pop-up menu, tap on ‘Delete and Exit‘.