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Groups in OneDrive

How to Create Groups in OneDrive

Groups in OneDrive

When you're collaborating on a bunch files with a team, you can use groups to keep everything in a central location.

View a Group’s Files

A group will also include other features, in addition to the group document library. These features include a group calendar, task list, and discussion board.

  1. Expand the Navigation Pane.

    Below your files and locations, underneath the name of your organization, all the groups that you're part of will appear.

  2. Select a group.
    Groups

The group’s document library opens, displaying its files.

Create a Group

You can also create a new group.

  1. Expand the Navigation Pane.
  2. Click the + button.
    Groups

    A new pane appears on the right, where you can begin setting up the group site.

  3. Give the new group a name.
    Groups

    Each group needs to have a unique name, so it's checked as you type. If the name is available, you're ready to move on.

  4. Enter a group description.
  5. Select a privacy option.
    Groups
    • Public: This is the default option in which everyone in the organization can see what's in the group. However, members of the group can make edits.
    • Private: By setting the privacy level to private, only members of the group can see the contents.
  6. Click Next.
  7. Groups

    Now it's time to add additional group owners and members. Owners of a group have special permissions to edit the group's settings, as well as invite and remove members of private groups.

  8. Invite owners and members by entering their email addresses.
  9. Click Finish.
    Groups

The group site is created! It now serves as a central repository for group members to hold conversations, store files, and make lists.

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