How to Leave a Snapchat Group Without Notification?

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Written by: Alex Popa

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How to Leave a Snapchat Group Without Notification?

Are you currently stuck in a Snapchat group and want to leave without notifying the other users?

Unfortunately, leaving a Snapchat group without notifying others is impossible.

No matter what you do, Snapchat will send a notification in the group chat when you leave.

The only thing you can do is change your name and leave the group, hoping that the others won’t realize who left the chat.

Try timing this with a busy period for the group chat when everyone is talking. This’ll boost your chances of not being noticed when you leave.

Keep reading to see how you can leave a Snapchat group stealthily!

Change Your Name Before Leaving the Group Chat

The problem with leaving a Snapchat group is that a notification will automatically be sent on the group chat saying that you left.

There’s no way to avoid this. Even blocking the other members doesn’t change anything because people you block can still talk to you on group chats.

Plus, the notification received on the group chat when you leave is not sent by you but by the Snapchat algorithm.

Follow the steps below to change your name on Snapchat:

1. Tap on your profile picture

Snapchat Chats page showing the profile picture highlighted in the top-left corner
Snapchat Chats page showing the profile picture highlighted in the top-left corner

Open Snapchat and look for your profile picture in the top-left corner of the screen. That will take you to your profile page. Tap on it and continue with the guide!

2. Tap the Gear icon

Snapchat profile page showing the Gear icon highlighted in red
Snapchat profile page showing the Gear icon highlighted in red in the top-right corner

After you open your profile page on Snapchat, look for the Gear icon in the top-right corner. That’ll lead you to the profile settings, where you can change your display name on the app.

3. Select “Name

Snapchat settings page where the "Name" option is highlighted in red
Snapchat settings page where the “Name” option is highlighted in red

Did you open the profile settings? Good. Now select the first option on the list – Name. This will let you change your display name on the app.

4. Change your name

Snapchat "Display Name" page showing the name box highlighted in red
Snapchat “Display Name” page showing the name box highlighted in red

This page will let you change your display name on Snapchat. Attention – it won’t change your username. That one can’t be changed.

However, the display name is what your friends see in the notification when you leave the group chat. Your username doesn’t appear there.

So, changing your name is all you have to do to remain anonymous when you leave the group chat.

Leave the Group When It’s Busy

I’ll also advise you to leave the group when everyone is busy talking about something. You’ll have a better shot at not being noticed when you leave.

If you leave when no one is talking in the group, your notification will remain there until someone sees it, and they’ll start digging around to see who left.

A word of warning – changing your name doesn’t offer complete anonymity, especially if it’s a close-knit group of friends.

They’ll eventually figure out your identity by counting the people in the group. However, this is your best shot at leaving without raising attention.

If you find another way of leaving a Snapchat group without a notification, comment below!

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Alex Popa

My name is Alex and I have a knack for social media in all its shapes and forms. I’ve dealt with such things for quite some time and I noticed that many people have issues with social media and technicalities.

Unforeseen errors, bugs, and other problems make their use of social media problematic. These things will be discussed amply in the guides on Whizcase.

I'll present the facts as they are, and offer quick and easy solutions for them.

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