I am the sole admin of a private Facebook group. I would like to delete it but can't find out how. If I click on the 3 dots there's the option to archive or leave, but not delete. I would like all the content, including posts, to be deleted. If this is possible, how is it done?

I tried Google searching but haven't found a good answer. For example this makes it sound like once you've manually removed all members then there will be the option to delete?

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From Facebook Help Center page:

If you're an admin of a group, you can delete or archive it. Groups are deleted when they have no members. Deleting a group is a permanent action that cannot be reversed.

To delete a group:

  1. From your News Feed, click Groups in the left menu and select your group from Groups You Manage or by searching for it.
  2. Click Members below the name of the group.
  3. Click on ... next to each member's name and select Remove member.
  4. Click Confirm.
  5. Once you’ve removed the other members, click next to your name and select Leave group.
  6. Click Leave Group.

Note: If you're an admin, you can't delete a group you didn't create unless the original creator chooses to leave it. Group members aren't notified when you delete a group.

  • So if a group has hundreds of members each must be deleted manually? I find that hard to believe...
    – potionpot1
    Jan 7, 2021 at 3:37
  • Not user friendly but this is how it works as of now.
    – serenesat
    Jan 7, 2021 at 4:09

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