Snapchat, with a staggering 319 million daily active users, is no longer just a platform for sending individual snaps. It has evolved into a complete messaging experience with the ability to chat, call, and even video chat with groups of friends. This guide aims to make your Snapchat group creation a piece of cake, whether you are an Android or iOS user.

A Brief Overview

You can start a group chat on Snapchat by tapping on the “New chat” option and selecting “New Group”. You can then add your Snapchat friends to this group and give it a unique name. These group chats are extremely convenient, allowing you to send and receive messages without having to reach out to everyone individually.

The following sections will detail the process of creating Snapchat groups on Android and iOS.

How to Create a Group on Snapchat on Android

Creating a Snapchat group on Android is as simple as ABC. But, before diving in, make sure your Snapchat application is updated to the latest version. You can check this by going to the Google Play Store and installing any available updates.

Let’s go through the steps for creating a group:

  1. Open the app on your Android device.
  2. Tap on the chat icon in the lower left corner.
  3. Tap on the new chat icon in the lower right corner – it’s an icon that looks like a pen and paper enclosed in a blue circle.
  4. Hit the “New group” button.
  5. From your friend’s list, select the friends you want in your group chat.
  6. Tap on the “Chat with the group” option.
  7. Lastly, tap on the “Group name” option, type a catchy name for your group chat, and hit “Enter”.

Voila! You’ve created a Snapchat group chat with your friends in just a few steps!

How to Create a Group Chat on Snapchat on iOS

The process is slightly different on iOS devices due to some minor interface variations. Still, it’s equally simple. Here’s how:

  1. Launch Snapchat and tap the chat icon at the bottom left of your screen.
  2. In the chat tab, tap the three-dot icon in the upper right corner and select “New chat”. You can also directly tap the new chat icon in the lower right corner.
  3. Choose the “New group” option.
  4. From your friend’s list, pick the friends you want in your group chat and hit the “Chat with group” button.
  5. Name the group and presto! You’re all done.

Now you can exchange snapshots, chat, call, or video call with your friends, all in one place! Quite handy, isn’t it?

How do Snapchat Groups Work?

Understanding how Snapchat groups function is crucial before you start snapping away. Here are some key features:

  • Like Snapchat stories, group chats vanish after 24 hours. However, if you want to save a chat, tap and hold the chat until it turns grey – your chat is now saved!
  • All group members can see snaps or messages sent in the group. Once a member has viewed a message, their name will appear below the chat, indicating they have seen it.
  • Unfortunately, the group chat feature cannot be used to maintain individual Snapstreaks. To keep your streak alive, you need to send snaps to these users individually.
  • To modify the group name, add members, alter notification settings, or leave the group, press and hold on the group chat on the “Friends” screen. A menu then pops up, allowing you to access all these parameters.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I remove someone from a Snapchat group?

Regrettably, Snapchat does not permit you to remove a member once they’ve been added to a group. The only workaround is to ask the person to exit the group, or create a new group excluding the person you wish to remove.

How to delete a Snapchat group?

Snapchat also doesn’t offer an option to delete a group. If you wish to discontinue your participation in a Snapchat group, your only choice is to leave it.


With all the knowledge about Snapchat groups at your fingertips, it’s time to start your own! Remember, a Snapchat group can include up to 100 friends – that’s a huge simultaneous messaging capacity! Create as many group chats as you desire, each tailored to different friend groups, and explore the benefits of this engaging feature. Enjoy your Snapchat journey!