How to Create a User Group From Office 365 Admin Console

Office 365 groups are a great way to communicate and collaborate for internal or cross-functional teams. Groups are centralized and they appear in many Office 365 products like SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, Outlook, Calendar, etc. Any Office 365 member can create a group and add users to it. The option is available for Office 365 admins as well. IT admins can do much more than just create groups. In this article, we provided steps on creating user groups in Office 365 from the admin console.

Step 1:  Go to Admin center in office 365

Log in to your Office 365 admin account and go straight to the admin console. Click on the Groups tab there. It will take you to a page where you can create new or manage existing groups.

Step 2:  Expand the Groups Tab

Click on the Groups tab to expand it. Now, click on the Groups link again that you find listed under the tab.

Step 3: Click on the Add a Group Link

Locate the Add a Group option and click on it.

Step 4: Choose a Group Type

As an admin, you can create three different types of groups. One is the standard group and the other two are Distribution and Mail-enabled Security. Click on the Office 365 group type.

Step 5: Enter Group Details

Firstly, give the group a user name. Enter a few lines of description briefing about the group. Click on the Next button.

Step 6:  Assign Group Owners

You can assign one or multiple group owners. Start typing the names or emails of the users whom you want to be the owners. Then, add them.

Step 7:  Make It a Private or Public Group

Public groups are visible across the organization. Private groups are limited to a function or a set of people. Based on your needs, select a group type.

Step 8: Preview the Group

Preview everything and click on the Create Group button if everything’s right.

Step 9: New Group Has Been Created

That’s it! The new Office 365 Group has been created.

We hope you found this article on Office 365 useful.

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