Make Office 365 groups public or private

When you first create an Office 365 group in Outlook, is it Private by default. This means only approved members in your organization can see what's inside the group. Anyone else in your organization who isn't approved can't see what's in the group. However, you can choose to make the group Public so others in your organization can see inside it.

See Learn more about Office 365 Groups for details about Office 365 groups in Outlook.

  1. Open Outlook on the web.

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

    A screenshot of a group in the navigation pane

  3. At the top of the page, select Settings for SPO Migration tool > Edit group.

  4. Under Privacy, choose Public or Private to match the setting you want.

  5. Select Save to make your selection. It may take a few minutes for the changes to take effect.

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

    Groups on the left Nav bar

  2. On the ribbon, select Home > Group Settings > Edit Group.

    A screenshot of the Group Settings button on the ribbon

  3. Under Privacy, choose Public or Private.

  4. Select OK.

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