How (and Why) to Leave a LinkedIn Group

March 5th, 2010 | by Jason Alba |

I’m a member of a lot of groups… almost 50 (which is the limit).  Some of them are awesome, others are beyond useless.

One, in particular, ONLY has discussion spam.  So I went to the Group page to get out – no more spam from them and I free up one of my 50 slots.

The only problem is I couldn’t find out how to leave the Group from the Group page – I poked around quite a bit, and I hope I just couldn’t see it, nonetheless, I think the only way to leave a LinkedIn Group is to do this:

  1. Click on Groups from the top main menu,
  2. Find the Group you want to leave and click on the Actions link, for a drop-down
  3. Select “Leave Group,” and then confirm you really want to leave when the popup pops… up.

That’s it.

I would suggest you stay in Groups unless you have a compelling reason to leave, which might be:

  1. Because of spam, like my issue, or
  2. Because you are at your limit and there is another Group that you really need to join.


  1. 3 Responses to “How (and Why) to Leave a LinkedIn Group”

  2. By Winnie Anderson on Mar 5, 2010 | Reply

    Cool. I’ve gotten out of groups for the same reason you describe. Just alot of junk…non-stop solicitations…snippy responses to questions. As a friend said, “It’s SOCIAL media, not social MEdia!”

  3. By jitendra vyas on Oct 6, 2010 | Reply

    I removed 20 groups yesterday.

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