How To Subscribe Group Members To Get Group Conversations And Events

Microsoft 365 Group is a central place for Microsoft 365, by which we can manage and share the services between the collection of users. The resources, which are associated with Microsoft 365 group are Outlook Calendar, Outlook Conversations, OneNote notebook, SharePoint team site, SharePoint Folders, Planner Plans, Intune device Management. The resources can be shared between internal users and external users. 

By default, subscribe to group conversations and events are off by default. The group setting "Send copies of group conversations and events to group members" helps to decide whether users from the group can get the mail conversations and events created in the group or not.

In this post, I would like to show you how to enable the subscription for the group members to get the copies of conversations and events from the group.

Admin UI

  • Navigate to Microsoft 365 Admin Center
  • Expand the Teams & groups menu from the left navigation
  • Select Active teams & groups
  • Choose or click the group name to open
  • From the opened right side panel, click the Settings tab
  • In the General Settings section, tick the checkbox Send copies of group conversations and events to group members
  • Click Save button

Microsoft Graph API

We can also use the Microsoft Graph API to do the same action. Use the below options in Microsoft Graph Explorer to block the same option.

We must use "AutoSubscribeNewMembers" property to set the value to enable or disable the subscription setting for the group.

Microsoft Graph API EndPoint

PATCH<group id>

Consent Permission

Delegated Permission: Group.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All, Directory.AccessAsUser.All

Application Permission: Group.ReadWrite.All, Directory.ReadWrite.All

The below request headers should be sent along with the request to update the settings,

Request Header

Content-Type: application/json

Request Body

    "AutoSubscribeNewMembers": true

In Microsoft Graph Explorer, click Run Query to send the request and update the settings for the Microsoft 365 Group.


Now the group members will receive the copies of conversations and events information from the group. The below response will be returned after submitting the request.

    "@odata.context": "$metadata#groups/$entity",
    "id": "6e4axxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxxaf3651eb",
    "AccessType": "Public",
    "allowExternalSenders": true,
    "autoSubscribeNewMembers": true,
    "description": "GraphTeam Description",
    "displayName": "Graph Team",
    "EmailAddress": "",
    "isSubscribedByMail": false


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