How to leave a WhatsApp group. It’s all about timing

When our heads and our handsets start to bulge with messages, it’s time to say goodbye

With great power comes great responsibility. Being the WhatsApp group administrator is like being the host at a party.

With great power comes great responsibility. Being the WhatsApp group administrator is like being the host at a party.

There’s a WhatsApp group for everything and I’m in most of them, how do I escape?
From Oscar’s Holy Communion! to Concerned Residents! our heads and our handsets are bulging with WhatsApp messages. But, as in real life, if the chat isn’t relevant or just petering out, why hang on? It’s time to say goodbye.

So I just leave the group then?
Think about WhatsApp like a party. If it’s a small gathering, saying “goodbye” is good manners, but pick the right time. If Cliona on the Little Yale Preschool Mums WhatsApp group has just shared a picture of Ralph’s karate certificate, don’t leave just then.

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