How to Ban Members of a Google Group

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

You can ban group members to remove them from a group and prevent them from seeing it and joining again.

Effects of banning a group member

  • A ban restricts someone from being re-added or rejoining the group themselves unless someone removes the ban first.
  • Banned members may still be able to to search and find the group, as well as read group posts if this is allowed in the group’s settings.

How to ban a group member step-by-step with images

Step 1

How To Ban Members Of A Google Group - Step 1

Go to Groups at and find the group in one of the directories listed on the left: My groups, Recent groups, All groups, or Favorite groups. Then click the three dots icon to the right and select Group settings.

Step 2

How To Ban Members Of A Google Group - Step 2

In the menu on the bottom left, select Members.

Step 3

How To Ban Members Of A Google Group - Step 3

Check the box to the left of one or more users to select them, then on top, click the Ban member button.

Step 4

How To Ban Members Of A Google Group - Step 4

You can view banned members by selecting Banned users in the menu on the bottom left.

Step 5

How To Ban Members Of A Google Group - Step 5

The Banned users page shows a list of banned users and includes a search bar to ban users quickly.

Step 6

How To Ban Members Of A Google Group - Step 6

To remove a ban, select users and then click the Unban users icon above the list.

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