Facebook Messenger is chatting platform that allows its users to chat with friends using a dedicated mobile app which is separated from Facebook app, by this users would be able to use Messenger even without Facebook account. Facebook Messenger provide lots of features and by using it you can send text, pictures, videos, and voice messages like other social media apps. Of course in Messenger you are able to send a message to more than one friend. Facebook Messenger group chats would allow people sharing the same conversation with groups of people. You can create Facebook Messenger group chats on Facebook’s website and on Facebook Messenger mobile app both.
How to create Facebook Messenger group on Messenger app?
While as a user you probably would know Facebook Messenger is easy and straight forward to use, so it doesn’t take much to start a group on Facebook Messenger app. In order to do it follow the instruction below step by step.
- Install the latest version of Messenger app.
- Launch the Messenger app on your device.
- Tap on the Groups tab on the Messenger screen.
- Choose Create a Group option.
- Choose a name for your group.
- Select which friends should be in the group by searching their names.
- Add an image to the group to help your friends identify it.
- Tap the Create Group button.
Your group is created and you can send message, edit members and share any media your wish with your friends.
How to create Facebook Messenger group using website?
- Go to Facebook website and login to your account.
- Click the “New Message” button.
- Choose and add the Facebook friends you want to start a group with them.
- Type a message.
- Send the message.
How to add members to Facebook Messenger group?
You can always add friends to the group even after it is created. To do it follow the steps below.
- Open the Messenger app.
- Choose and open the group you want to edit the members.
- Tap Add People option at top of the screen.
- Select your friends whom you want to add.
- Choose Done.
- Confirm your action with tapping on OK button.
Messenger group invitation link
You can also invite and add people to your Facebook Messenger group via invitation link. By creating and sharing your group’s special link anyone who uses the link can join the group. Here is how to do it step by step.
- Choose the group you want to create invitation link for it and tap the group name at the top of the group conversation screen.
- Scroll down and tap on Invite to Group with Link.
- Select Share Link in order to create the link.
- Then tap the Share Group Link option to copy the URL.
- Share the link with whoever you want to add to the group.
How to remove someone from Facebook Messenger group?
If you decide that you want to remove some members from your Messenger group you can always do it by following the instruction below.
- Choose and open the group in the Messenger app on your device.
- Tap the group name at the top of the conversation screen.
- Scroll down and select the member that you want removed from the group.
- Choose Remove From Group.
- Confirm your action with tapping Remove.
How to change Facebook Messenger group’s name?
Facebook Messenger allows you to change the name of a group conversation after you have created it for any reason. Here is how to rename a Facebook Messenger group conversation.
In case you are using Android devices you must tap the “I” more button in the top right corner of conversation screen and then tap the three dot button and select “Change name”. There you should enter the new name for the group conversation.
In case you are using iOS device then choose and open the group conversation you wish to rename and then tap the current name at the top of the screen. You will see the edit option so simply tap on it then select “Change name”. Choose the new name for the group conversation.
How to leave a Facebook Messenger group?
In case you do not want to stay as a member in a Messenger group for any reason you can always choose to leave the group with couple of simple steps.
- Choose the group conversation you want to leave and open it.
- At the top of the group screen tap the group name.
- Scroll down to the bottom of appeared page and choose Leave Group.
- Confirm your action with the Leave button.
Frequent questions and answers
Yes. All the group members would be able to add members by following the instruction above.
Yes all the group conversations on Messenger are private.
Leaving a messenger group will notify the other members. However you can always choose to delete the conversation without leaving the group and no one would notice.
In case you want to disable your group’s link a disable linkoption will appear after you create the URL, which you can use if you want to stop inviting members with invitation link.
New members can see all the past messages sent within the group at any time they be added.
If you don’t want to receive notifications from a particular group in Messenger, you can turn it off. The Facebook Messenger has the Mute notification option for every group chat or regular conversation. In order to do so choose and open the group chat and tap the group’s name then choose to mute notifications as an option.
You are able to mention a specific member in a group conversation in Messenger. To do so you just need to type @ followed by the name of the member you wish to mention. Once you right @ sign a list of members would appear and you can choose among them. Then Messenger would send notifications to the particular person that you have mentioned.
According to Facebook help center if you are an admin of a group in Messenger, you can add other admins. To add someone as an admin of your group in Messenger app tap the three dot icon next to the each member’s name on the group members list and tap on Make Admin.
If you’re an admin of a group in Messenger, you can always choose to remove other admins for any reason. To remove an admin from your group in Messenger go to the group conversation members list and choose the admin you want to remove. Next to the current admin’s name tap on the three dot icon and choose Remove as Admin. Confirm your action by tapping on Remove Admin.
You can always edit the group members later after creating. You can add or remove members by following the instructions mentioned above in this article.