Remove member

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Remove a member from a group via the members navigation property. You can't remove a member from groups with dynamic memberships.

This API is available in the following national cloud deployments.

Global service US Government L4 US Government L5 (DOD) China operated by 21Vianet


Choose the permission or permissions marked as least privileged for this API. Use a higher privileged permission or permissions only if your app requires it. For details about delegated and application permissions, see Permission types. To learn more about these permissions, see the permissions reference.

Permission type Least privileged permissions Higher privileged permissions
Delegated (work or school account) GroupMember.ReadWrite.All Directory.ReadWrite.All, Group.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported. Not supported.
Application GroupMember.ReadWrite.All Directory.ReadWrite.All, Group.ReadWrite.All


To remove members from a role-assignable group, the calling user must also be assigned the RoleManagement.ReadWrite.Directory permission.

HTTP request

DELETE /groups/{id}/members/{id}/$ref


If /$ref is not appended to the request and the calling app has permissions to manage the member object type, the member object will also be deleted from Microsoft Entra ID; otherwise, a 403 Forbidden error is returned. For example, an app with both GroupMember.ReadWrite.All and User.ReadWrite.All permissions will delete a user. You can restore specific objects through the Restore deleted items API.

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required. Learn more about authentication and authorization.

Request body

Don't supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. It doesn't return anything in the response body.



The following example shows a request.


In the request, specify the identifier of the group and the identifier of the directory object you want to remove.


The following example shows the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content