Join or leave an Outlook.com group

Currently, you can't join an Outlook.com group unless an owner or member adds you. To learn more, see Create an Outlook.com group and add members. If you've been added to a group, you can leave the group at any time.

Leave an Outlook.com group

There are several ways to leave an Outlook.com group. 

Leave the group from the original welcome message

All group members can leave a group by using the Leave group option in the group's welcome email message. 

  1. Search for the group's welcome email in your inbox.

  2. Scroll down to the message footer and select Leave group.

  3. On the confirmation page, select OK.

Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, and Live.com group members

If you joined a group using your Outlook.com, Hotmail.com, or Live.com email addresses, you have two additional ways to leave the group. 

Leave the group from the Group Settings pane

  1. In the left pane, under Groups, select the group you want to leave.

    Screenshot of a group in the left pane

  2. At the top of the message list, select More options icon > Settings.

    A screenshot of the More options button

  3. Select Leave group.
    You can leave a group from the Group Settings.

Leave the group from the group card

  1. Select the group you want to leave.

  2. Click on the group name to pull up the group card.

  3. Go to the Member tab.

  4. Click the X next to your account to remove yourself from the group. You can also remove any other members you have added to the group.

See Also

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