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Create a group in or Outlook on the web

Outlook groups let you work with your friends, family or colleagues on a common goal: you can send messages to the group; share files; and schedule events on a group calendar.

Groups created in or Outlook on the web can also be viewed in Outlook for Windows or macOS, or the Outlook mobile app

Create an Outlook group

  1. Sign in to or Outlook on the web.

  2. Expand the left pane to see the folder list.

  3. Under Groups, select New group.

    New Group location in folder list

  4. Enter a name and description for your group and select Create.


  • If you create a family group, a group is created automatically in For more information about family groups, see

  • If you don't see the New Group option, your IT department might not have enabled Groups for your organization. Contact them for assistance.

Add members to an Outlook group

You'll be prompted to add members when you first create a group, but you can also add them later.

When you've entered the names or email addresses of everyone you want to add, select Add. If you're not ready to add people to your group, select Not now.

Add more members to an Outlook group

  1. In the left pane, under Groups, select the group you want to invite people to join.

  2. Under the Group name, select the text showing the number of members.

  3. Select Add members.

Note: A group in can contain a maximum of 50 members and each member you add will receive a welcome email with information about the group, and useful links to access (or leave) the group.

Make a member a group owner

It's a good idea to have at least two group owners in case one of them leaves the group at some point.

Note: A group owner must have a Microsoft domain email address, e.g.,, Learn more about Outlook group members and owners.

  1. Next to the person you want to make an owner, select the arrow next to Member.

    A screenshot of the arrow next to Member

  2. In the drop-down menu, select Owner.

Remove members from an Outlook group

  1. In the left pane, under Groups, select the group.

  2. Under the Group name, select the text showing the number of members.

  3. Next to the person you want to remove, select Remove from group iconRemove from group.

    A screenshot of the Remove from group button

  4. Select Yes to confirm.

See Also

Create a group in Outlook for Windows, Mac or mobile

Learn more about Outlook groups

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