How to Create and Add User to SharePoint Group

This SharePoint tutorial explains, how to create a SharePoint group and then we will see how to add a user to the SharePoint group. Create and add a user to a SharePoint group by using the browser in SharePoint 2013/2016 or SharePoint Online.

I have used a SharePoint Online site here, but the same steps will work in SharePoint 2013/2016 also.

Create SharePoint group

First, we will see how to create SharePoint group. Open SharePoint Online site and then go to Site Settings then click on “Site permissions” which is under Users and Permissions.

How to create a group and how to add an user to that group in sharepoint
create SharePoint group

Then in the Site Permissions page click on Create Group button which is presented in the Ribbon.

create a group and how to add an user to that group in sharepoint
create a group and how to add a user to that group in SharePoint

Then this will open Create Group page. Here provide a Group Name, give a short description in the About Me field and Add a Group Owner etc.

add user to sharepoint group office 365
add user to sharepoint group office 365

Then in the Give Group Permission to this Site, choose What permission you want to give to the SharePoint group like:

  • Full Control
  • Design
  • Edit
  • Contribute
  • Read
  • View Only

You can read an article on How to Create a Custom Permission Level in SharePoint?

add user in sharepoint online
add user in SharePoint online

Once, you click on Create, the SharePoint group will be created where you can add a user to SharePoint group. The SharePoint group looks like below:

create sharepoint group office 365
create SharePoint group

Add user to SharePoint group

Now we can see how we can add user to SharePoint group. In that SharePoint group, click on New -> Add Users like below:

grant user access to sharepoint site office 365
grant user access to sharepoint site office 365

Then it will show the Share dialog box, here provide the username like below and then click on Share like below:

manage sharepoint groups
add user to sharepoint group

You can see below, the users will be added to the SharePoint group.

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add user to SharePoint group

You may like following SharePoint group tutorials:

I hope this SharePoint 2013 Online tutorial explains, how to create a SharePoint group in SharePoint 2013/2016/Online and then I have shown how to add a user to the SharePoint group in SharePoint 2013 Online.

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