Happy聽Tuesday, everyone. Yep, it鈥檚 tech trick of the week聽time!聽Facebook is the most ubiquitous social media platform out there and thus, Facebook Messenger is one super common way people keep in touch with their friends鈥 and get spammed by acquaintances. Raise your hand if this has ever happened to you: You get added to some irrelevant group message about some event going on in another state or something and your phone starts blowing up with notifications. Luckily, there鈥檚 a way to opt out. Here鈥檚 how you do it.


Just open up Messenger, click into the thread and tap on the names up top. FYI, this also works on the desktop version of Facebook.


From the next page, it鈥檒l show all the members in the chat. Scroll to the bottom and select Leave Group. Once you do that, the other members in the group will see a little grayed out message that you鈥檙e no longer a part of the group message. Sweet, sweet freedom.


But maybe it鈥檚 not actually an irrelevant group message. Perhaps it鈥檚 a well-deserved聽vacay-planning chat between you and your BFFs and you don鈥檛 actually want to leave the group, but聽you have a work meeting聽and聽can鈥檛 have your phone blowing up ATM. Then you can also mute the thread by going into that same page and clicking on Notifications.


From there, a pop-up will ask you how long you鈥檇 like to mute the thread for 鈥 15 minutes, an hour or just whenever you decide you want to opt back in to the chat.

Just remember to turn it back on or you might end up missing that vacation.

Will you be trying out this Facebook Messenger聽trick? Do you have any tricks you鈥檇 like to share? Tell us in the comments below!