Share files with an Outlook.com group

You can share files with an Outlook.com group by attaching them to messages you send to the group.

Share files with an Outlook.com group

To share a file with a group, attach it to a message sent to the group.

  1. When composing a message, type the name of the group on the To line.

    Alternatively, you can select the group in the navigation pane and then select Send email above the message list.

  2. At the bottom of the compose pane, select Attach and choose the file you want to attach.

  3. Type your message and select Send.

To share group files with members who don't have an Outlook.com account, compose a message to that person and attach a file stored in your group files. 

To learn more about attaching files, see Attach files in Outlook.com.

View Outlook.com group files

In group files, you can see see all attachments that have been shared with the group.

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

    Screenshot of a group in the left pane

  2. Above the message list, select Go to group files icon  Go to group files.

    Screenshot of the go to group files button

Important notes about sharing

  • Group members or owners can access, delete, modify, or save to their devices any content shared with the group.

  • Content shared with the group will remain in the group after a user leaves or is removed from a group by a group owner.

  • Members should not share content with a group that they're concerned about sharing or losing, and should keep personal copies of shared files if they're concerned about losing access to those files.

  • Before leaving a group, users should delete content they want to remove or save copies of content they want to access later.

  • Members can request that a group owner remove content after they leave or are removed from a group, but it is up to the group owner’s discretion to honor this request.

See Also

Learn more about Outlook.com groups

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