Leave or Report

It's not possible to block a group like you would a person or a Page, but you can take steps to stop a group from bothering you and help you to stop receiving notifications related to it.

First, you'll want to make sure you've left the group by following these steps:

1. Go to the group on Facebook
2. Find the  'Joined' label on the left underneath the cover photo for the group
3. Click this button and select 'Leave Group' this will open a dialog box
4. Make sure to checkmark the box that says 'Prevent other members from adding you back to this Group' then click LEAVE GROUP

Once you've left a group, you won't see anymore updates from it in your News Feed and if you selected the option to prevent others from re-adding you, you won't receive requests that automatically add you back in.

If you think a group isn't following Facebook's Community Standards you can report it.

Facebook are clear about abuse in their Community Standards: [more]

We allow you to speak freely on matters and people of public interest, but remove content that appears to purposefully target private individuals with the intention of degrading or shaming them. This content includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Pages that identify and shame private individuals,
  • images altered to degrade private individuals,
  • photos or videos of physical bullying posted to shame the victim,
  • sharing personal information to blackmail or harass people  [endmore]

To report a group:

  1. Go to the group you want to report

  2. Click the Three dots in the top right and select Report Group

  3. Select what's wrong with the group and click Continue [more]

The options you will choose from are 

What's wrong with this group?
From there you choose from THREE options
  • Submit to Facebook for Review
  • Leave this group (which will also stop members from re-adding you)
  • Forward the group to someone who can help you in person

The one you select will open a new window for you to submit your choice. [endmore]

To report something you see in a group:

  1. Find the post you want to report.

  2. Click the three dots in the top right.

  3. Select Report to Admin to report the post to an admin or select Report post to send the report to Facebook.

Note: If you choose to report the post to an admin, the admin will know that you reported it.

Admins may or may not choose to remove the post or block the person who shared the post.

Reporting a post to an admin won't send a report to Facebook.

If you have been tagged in a photo or post and want to remove the tag, follow the steps below:

To remove a tag from a post you've been tagged in, click the downwards arrowhead in the top right of the post and select Remove Tag.
You can also remove tags from multiple posts at once:
  1. Go to yourACTIVITY LOG
  2. Click Photos in the left column
  3. Click to check the box to the left of the posts you'd like to remove a tag from
  4. Click Report/Remove Tags at the top of the page
  5. Click Untag Photos to confirm
Removed tags will no longer appear on the post or photo, but the post or photo is still visible to the people it was shared with.
People may be able to view the post or photo in places like News Feed or search results.