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.


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) GroupMember.ReadWrite.All, Group.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application GroupMember.ReadWrite.All, Group.ReadWrite.All, Directory.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 Azure Active Directory (Azure AD); 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.

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.


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


The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content

See also