Remove or ban users from a group

This page is for administrators. To manage groups for your own account, visit Google Groups help.


As a Groups administrator, you can remove members from any group in your organization, whether or not you created the group. You can also ban a user from joining any group.

Where can I do this? You can remove members from a group either in your Admin console or using Google Groups. You can ban users using Google Groups.

Remove members from a group

If you remove a member from a group, they no longer receive email addressed to the group. Removing a member does not delete the user's account.

Also, if you remove the group owner, the group still works. As an administrator, you can manage the group or assign ownership to another user.

Using the Admin console

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in @gmail.com).

  2. On the Admin console Home page, go to Groups.
  3. Click the name of a groupand thenMembers.
  4. Do one of the following:
    • Remove one member—Point to the member and click Remove
    • Remove multiple members—Check the boxes next to the members and click Remove members " ".
  5. Click Remove Members to confirm.

Using Google Groups

Requires turning on Groups for Business.

  1. Sign in to Google Groups.
  2. Click the name of a group.
  3. On the left, click Members.
  4. Point to each member you want to removeand thencheck the box next to their name.
  5. At the top right, click Remove member ""and thenOK to confirm.

Tip: Get more help using Google Groups to manage your organization's groups at the Learning Center.

Ban a user from a group

Using Google Groups

Requires turning on Groups for Business.

Ban people from a group to prevent them from participating in that group. When you ban a person from a group, they can see or search for that group but can't be added or invited to join unless you unban them.

Get steps at the Learning Center: Ban people from a group

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