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Changes to My Groups admin controls

Published date: October 20, 2023

Starting June 2024, the setting you currently use in the Microsoft Entra admin center to enable or disable My Groups will be retired. In June, a new setting that enables admins to restrict end users from viewing and managing security groups in My Groups will take effect. The update will be released on a rolling cadence and may take up to two weeks to deploy to your organization. 

This change will occur automatically—admins and users won’t need to take any action: 

  • If the existing setting for Restrict user ability to access groups features in the Access Panel is configured as Yes, the new setting will restrict users' ability to see and edit security groups in My Groups.  
  • If the existing setting is configured as No, the new setting will expose security groups in My Groups. 

Admins can still manage end users' ability to create Microsoft 365 and security groups using the group settings.  

Help and support  

If you have questions, get answers from community experts in Microsoft Q&A. If you have a support plan and you need technical help, create a support request:  

  1. For Issue type, select Technical.  
  2. For Subscription, select your subscription.  
  3. For Service, select My services.  
  4. For Service type, select Azure Active Directory Directories, Domains, and Objects.  
  5. For Summary, type a description of your issue.  
  6. For Problem type, select Groups.  
  7. For Problem subtype, select Self-service group management x. 
  • Microsoft Entra ID (formerly Azure AD)
  • Retirements