Create an Outlook.com group and add members

Outlook.com groups let you work with your friends and family on a common goal. Send messages to the group, share files, schedule events on a group calendar, and more. You can add members when you first create a group or add them later.

Create an Outlook.com group

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

  2. Under Groups, select New Group.

    New Group location in Outlook.com folder list

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

  4. Enter the names or email addresses of people you want to add to your group.

    You can add any email address, including Gmail and Yahoo Mail.

  5. 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 members to your Outlook.com group

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

    Screenshot of a group in the left pane

  2. At the top of the message list, select the group picture or name.

    A screenshot of the group picture

  3. Select the Members tab.

  4. Select Add members.

  5. Enter the names or email addresses of people you want to add to your group.

    You can add any email address, including Gmail and Yahoo Mail.

  6. When you've entered the names or email addresses of everyone you want to add, select Add.

Make a member a group owner

For more information about what a group owner can do, see Learn more about Outlook.com group members and owners

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

  2. At the top of the message list, select the group picture or name.

  3. Select the Members tab.

  4. Select Add members.

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

    A screenshot of the arrow next to Member

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

Remove members

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

  2. At the top of the message list, select the group picture or name.

  3. Select the Members tab.

  4. Next to the person you want to remove, select Remove from group icon Remove from group.

    A screenshot of the Remove from group button

  5. Select Yes to confirm.

See Also

Learn more about Outlook.com groups

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