How to Delete a Group You Made on Facebook After You Delete Yourself

By Melissa King

Facebook deletes groups with no members.
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Your business's public Facebook profile enables you to share news and content with anyone who wants to see it. If you prefer to keep some things private and show them only to certain clients or employees, you can use Facebook's groups feature. If you no longer want to use a certain group, you can delete it by removing every member from it, including yourself. Once you delete yourself, Facebook will erase the group automatically.

Go to the Facebook website and log in to the account you use to maintain your group.

Click a group name in the list on the left side of the page. If you don't see your group, click "More" to expand the list.

Click on the "About" tab at the top of the page.

Click the gear icon next to a member's name, then click "Remove from Group." Repeat this for every member until you have deleted all of them.

Click the gear icon next to your own name and select "Remove from Group." Facebook deletes the group as soon as you leave it.


You must be the group's creator to delete it. If you're not, you will need to ask the creator to erase the group for you.

If you don't want to maintain a group anymore, you do not necessarily need to delete it. You can transfer admin rights to another group member and allow them to take over the responsibility. To do this, click on the "About" tab on your group's page. Click the gear icon next to the desired member, then click "Make Admin." Facebook recommends only making someone an admin if you know you can trust him or her.