Add group owner

Namespace: microsoft.graph


APIs under the /beta version in Microsoft Graph are subject to change. Use of these APIs in production applications is not supported.

Add a user to the group's owners. The owners are a set of non-admin users who are allowed to modify the group object.

Important: If you update the group owners and you created a team for the group, it can take up to 2 hours for the owners to be synchronized with Microsoft Teams. Also, if you want the owner to be able to make changes in a team - for example, by creating a Planner plan - the owner also needs to be added as a group/team member.


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

HTTP request

POST /groups/{id}/owners/$ref

Request headers

Name Description
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.
Content-type application/json. Required.

Request body

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of the user object to be added.


If successful, this method returns a 204 No Content response code. It does not return anything in the response body.



The following is an example of the request.

Content-type: application/json
Content-length: 30

  "": "{id}"

In the request body, supply a JSON representation of user object to be added.


The following is an example of the response.

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

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content