Delete a group

After a group outlives its intended purpose, you can delete it to free up system resources and to remove the group from being listed or displayed.

Warning: When you delete a group, you are permanently removing the group team site, group conversations, email messages, Yammer messages, files, calendar events, and any other related information. If you deleted the group by mistake, you can ask your IT admin to recover the group within 30 days of it being deleted.

  1. Open Outlook on the web.

  2. In the navigation pane, under Groups, select your group.

    Left nav from Outlook in Office 365

  3. In the group header, click More actions The More Actions icon , and then click Edit group.

  4. At the bottom of the Edit group pane, click Delete group.

    The Delete group command icon
  5. Select I understand that the group will be permanently deleted > Delete.

    Delete group confirmation dialog with "I understand" box checked

  1. Under Groups on the left nav bar, select your group.

    Outlook 2016 navigation pane with groups highlighted

  2. Select Edit Group on the ribbon.

    Edit Group

  3. Click the Delete group button in the lower left corner of the window.

    Click Delete group

  4. Select I understand that the group will be permanently deleted > OK.

    Check the I understand box and click delete

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