How to leave a community

Web and Desktop
You can leave, or exit, a community you no longer want to be part of.
When you leave a community, you'll also leave all the groups you're in that are part of that community.
If you're the admin who created the community, you'll need to deactivate the community to leave.

Leave a community

  1. Go to the Communities tab.
  2. Click the community.
  3. Click the community name to see Community info.
  4. Click Exit community > Exit.
Once you’ve left the community, you’ll see the groups that belonged to that community in your Chats tab.
You can continue to interact with these groups, except Announcements and General chat.
But, you can view messages sent in those groups.
You can exit and delete any groups in your Chats tab. Learn how to exit and delete groups.


  • If you deactivate your WhatsApp account, your communities and Announcements group will also be deactivated. Community admins and members will be removed from the community and Announcements group.
  • There’s no way to reactivate a deactivated community.

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