Yes, automapping is controlled by attribute msExchDelegateListLink and it can only have individual user account. Hence if you require automapping then add users explicitly to shared mailbox.
You could consider using a powershell script to automatically add the users in groups, for example:
Outlook Auto-Mapping and delegation to groups.
Automapping of Mailbox in Outlook does not work if Full Access Permission assigned to a Group
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We should also note that, multiple automapped mailbox will delay outlook startup.
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