Delete group

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Delete group.

When deleted, Microsoft 365 groups are moved to a temporary container and can be restored within 30 days. After that time, they're permanently deleted. This isn't applicable to Security groups and Distribution groups which are permanently deleted immediately. To learn more, see deletedItems.

This API is supported in the following national cloud deployments.

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


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) Group.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Group.ReadWrite.All

The following conditions apply for apps to delete role-assignable groups:

  • For delegated scenarios, the app must be assigned the RoleManagement.ReadWrite.Directory delegated permission, and the calling user must be the creator of the group or a global administrator or a privileged role administrator.
  • For app-only scenarios, the calling app must be the owner of the group or be assigned the RoleManagement.ReadWrite.Directory application permission or be assigned the Global Administrator or Privileged Role Administrator Azure AD role.

HTTP request

DELETE /groups/{id}

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.



The following is an example of the request.



The following is an example of the response.

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content