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Leave a Group in Outlook 2016 – Tutorial

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Leave a Group in Outlook 2016 - Tutorial: A picture of a user leaving a group in Outlook 2016.

Leave a Group in Outlook 2016: Overview

            If you want to leave a group in Outlook 2016 for which you are not the sole administrator, click the downward facing arrow in the drop-down box in the bar above the Inbox and Reading panes. This drop-down will display either “Joined” or “Subscribed.”

            Choose the “Leave” option from the menu to be automatically removed from the Group. A popup confirmation box will appear confirming you have left the Group. Click “OK” to close the popup window. The Group will be removed from your Group list and you will no longer have access to the conversations and files that were contained in the Group, unless it was a “Public” group.

Leave a Group in Outlook 2016 - Tutorial: A picture of a user leaving a group in Outlook 2016.

Leave a Group in Outlook 2016 – Tutorial: A picture of a user leaving a group in Outlook 2016.

            If you are the sole administrator of a Group, you must assign a new administrator before you can leave the group. To assign a member as an administrator, click the “Edit Group” button in the “Group Name” (Where Group Name is the name of your Group) group in the “Home” tab of the Ribbon. In the “Members” section of the “Edit group” window, click “Make admin” next to the member you want to make an administrator. Then click “Remove admin status” next to your name. Click “OK” to save your changes.

            Now when you click the “Membership” drop-down in the “Group Name” (Where Group Name is the name of your Group) group in the “Home” tab of the Ribbon, you will see a “Leave” option. Click “Leave” to be removed from the Group. A popup confirmation box will appear telling you that you have left the Group. Click “OK” to close the popup box.

Leave a Group in Outlook 2016: Instructions

  1. To leave a Group in Outlook 2016 for which you are NOT the sole administrator, click the drop-down box in the bar above the Inbox and Reading panes. It should be labeled “Subscribed” or “Joined.”
  2. Alternatively, click the “Membership” button in the Group name button group and choose “Leave” from the list of options.
  3. Choose “Leave” and click “OK” in the confirmation popup box to leave the group.
  4. To leave a Group in Outlook 2016 for which you are the administrator, you must assign a new administrator to leave a group you administrate.
  5. Click the “Edit Group” button in the button group with the Group name in the “Home” tab of the Ribbon.
  6. In the “Members” section of the “Edit group” window, click “Make admin” next to the member you want to make the administrator.
  7. Then, click “Remove admin status” next to your name. Click “OK” to save your changes.
  8. Now you can perform steps 1-3 above to leave the Group.

Leave a Group in Outlook 2016: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Leaving Groups,” shows you how to leave a Group in Outlook 2016. This video lesson is from our complete Outlook 2016 training, titled “Mastering Outlook Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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