How to Tell if Someone Left a Facebook Group

by Dan Ketchum
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Facebook Groups allow you to share info, updates and media with a small, closed group of people, such as your family, classmates or coworkers. Although Facebook lets your friends know when you join a group, the site does not notify you when someone leaves a group, even if you're an active member. Instead, you have to do a little snooping to find out. Also, you have to be a current member of the group and you need to know that the person you're looking for was once a member.

Step 1

Visit the Group page you're curious about by logging into your Facebook account and clicking the name of the Group under the “Groups” menu on your Facebook Home page. The Group should appear in your sidebar as “[Name of Group] (Group Page).”

Step 2

Click on the “About” tab or on the text that says “[number of members] Members” on the Group page. This brings you to a short a description of the Group and a full list of its current members, including their names and profile photos.

Scroll down to until you've read the name of all the current members of the Group. If you don't see the name of the person you're looking for, that person has left the Group. As an alternative, you can enter the person's name in the search field that reads “Find a Member.” Click the magnifying glass icon after you've entered the name. Try entering just the person's last name, in case she's using a shortened version of her first name or nickname. If the person doesn't appear as a result of your search, she's no longer a member of the Group.


  • You can also visit a Facebook friend's Timeline to view a list of the open or public Groups he currently belongs to. Remember that some private Groups will not appear in this list, however.


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  • Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images News/Getty Images

About the Author

Dan Ketchum has been a professional writer since 2003, with work appearing online and offline in Word Riot, Bazooka Magazine, Anemone Sidecar, Trails and more. Dan's diverse professional background spans from costume design and screenwriting to mixology, manual labor and video game industry publicity.

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