How to Close a Group on Facebook Without an Admin

By Alan Sembera

Facebook group pages allow you to post messages, questions and files.
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A Facebook group page can be a useful tool for collaborating on business projects and ideas. Membership and content can be controlled by a group admin, allowing for a more focused discussion. But if the only admin leaves the group, no one's left in charge. The group will remain on Facebook until all members leave, at which point the group dissolves. If you want to close the group but can't get all the members to leave, you or another group member will have to claim admin responsibilities.

Select the "Home" tab on your Facebook toolbar, and then click the group name in the left panel. If you don't see the group listed, you will have to get a member to add you to the group. If membership requires admin approval, the other member will first have to complete the next step and become an admin.

Click the gear icon near the top of the page, and then select "Make Me Admin." If another member is doing this step for you, she can now add you to the group and make you an admin. To make you an admin, she must select the "About" tab, click the "gear" icon under your name and then select "Make Admin."

Select the "About" tab on the group page to display all the members.

Click the "gear" icon under each member's name, and then select "Remove From Group." Repeat the process until all the members are removed from the group. Remove yourself last, otherwise you'll be back to where you started. When you remove yourself, click the "Delete Group" button to close the group.


If you didn't create the group from your Facebook account, you will not be able to delete it unless the creator left the group voluntarily.