How To See SharePoint Groups

To see SharePoint groups on your site, you can follow these steps:

  1. Go to your SharePoint site and click on the Settings (gear) icon in the top right corner.
  2. Select “Site contents” from the menu.
  3. On the Site Contents page, click on “Site settings”.
  4. In the Site Settings page, navigate to “Users and Permissions” and click on “People and Groups”.
  5. On the People and Groups page, click on “Groups” in the left navigation menu.
  6. Here, you will see a list of all the groups in your SharePoint site.

Alternatively, you can directly access the SharePoint Groups page by using the URL: [your site URL]/_layouts/15/groups.aspx

This page will display all the SharePoint groups in your site.

You can also create new groups, add users to groups, remove users from groups, grant site access to a group, delete groups, and assign new permission levels to a group using the options available on the People and Groups page.

Please note that it is recommended not to delete any default SharePoint groups as it can make the system unstable.

Managing SharePoint Groups

Once you have accessed the SharePoint Groups page, you can perform various actions such as creating new groups, adding or removing users, granting access, deleting groups, and assigning permission levels. To create a new group, simply click on the “New” button and fill in the details such as the group name and description. You can then add users to the group by clicking on the “Add Users” option and selecting the desired individuals.

If you need to remove users from a group, navigate to the group’s settings and select the “Remove Users” option. From there, you can choose which users to remove from the group. Granting site access to a group can be done by selecting the group, clicking on “Permissions,” and choosing the desired permission level.

To delete a group, select the group from the list and click on the “Delete” button. However, it is important to exercise caution when deleting groups, especially default SharePoint groups, as doing so can impact the stability of the system. Finally, if you need to assign different permission levels to a group, navigate to the group’s settings, click on “Permission Levels,” and choose the appropriate level for the group.


Managing SharePoint groups is a crucial aspect of effective site administration. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily create, manage, and customize groups to meet the specific needs of your SharePoint site. Remember to exercise caution when deleting groups and to regularly review permissions and access rights to ensure the stability and security of your system.