Delete a target audience

This feature is currently available for the Google Drive and Docs and Google Chat services.

Supported editions for this feature: (Drive, Docs, & Chat) Business Plus; Enterprise Standard and Enterprise Plus; Education Standard and Education Plus; Enterprise Essentials and Enterprise Essentials Plus. (Drive & Docs only) Business Standard; Nonprofits; G Suite Business.  Compare your edition

As a Groups administrator, you can delete a target audience. Learn more about target audiences.

Before you begin

  • Important: Make sure you remove the target audience from any services it's applied to; otherwise, you can't delete the audience. For details, go to Set target audiences for a Google service.
  • If you delete a target audience, members will no longer have access to any files shared with the audience (unless those files are also shared with members directly or through another group).
  • Members' accounts and member groups aren't deleted.
  • You can't delete the pre-defined target audience, which includes all users in your organization. This audience has the name of your organization.

Note: To stop using a target audience temporarily, you can remove it from Google services instead. For details, go to Set target audiences for a Google service.

Delete a target audience

  1. Sign in to your Google Admin console.

    Sign in using your administrator account (does not end in

  2. In the Admin console, go to Menu and then Directoryand thenTarget audiences.
  3. In the Target audiences list, point to the target audience you want to delete and click Delete.

    Or click the name of the target audience, and on the left, click Delete.

  4. In the confirmation message, click Delete.

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