How to Delete Organizational Units in Google Workspace

Quick and easy-to-follow guide for Google Workspace administrators

Before you delete organizational units in Google Workspace

  • Be careful – it’s not possible to restore a deleted organizational unit.
  • You can only delete an organizational unit that doesn’t have users, child-organizational units, and devices. If there are users or sub-OUs, you need to move them elsewhere first:
    See this article to move users.

    See this article to move OUs.
  • Users’ settings may change if you have to move them to another organizational unit.

How to delete organizational units in Google Workspace step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Delete (Remove) Organizational Units In Google Workspace - Step 1

At Google Admin, click the Organizational units icon.

Step 2

How To Delete (Remove) Organizational Units In Google Workspace - Step 2

Hover over the OU you want to delete, then click the three dots icon to the right and select Delete.

Step 3

How To Delete (Remove) Organizational Units In Google Workspace - Step 3

Click DELETE. Please note that you can’t undo this. 

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