List groups

List all the groups available in an organization, including but not limited to Office 365 Groups. The default properties of each group are returned.

To list only Office 365 Groups (aka unified groups), apply a filter on groupTypes:


You can use the OData query option $orderby to sort groups in an organization by the displayName values, as shown in the following example:



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) Group.Read.All, Group.ReadWrite.All
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application Group.Read.All, Group.ReadWrite.All

HTTP request

GET /groups

Optional query parameters

This method supports the OData Query Parameters to help customize the response.

Request headers

Name Type Description
Authorization string Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If successful, this method returns a 200 OK response code and collection of group objects in the response body.



The following is an example of the request.



The following is an example of the response.

Note: The response object shown here might be shortened for readability. The default properties will be returned from an actual call.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Content-type: application/json
Content-length: xxx

  "value": [
      "id": "id-value",
      "description": "description-value",
      "displayName": "displayName-value",
      "groupTypes": [
      "mail": "mail-value",
      "mailEnabled": true,
      "mailNickname": "mailNickname-value",
      "onPremisesLastSyncDateTime": "onPremisesLastSyncDateTime-value",
      "onPremisesSecurityIdentifier": "onPremisesSecurityIdentifier-value",
      "onPremisesSyncEnabled": true,
      "proxyAddresses": [
      "securityEnabled": true,
      "visibility": "visibility-value"