Group Resource

A group is a collection of people (i.e., users) identified by a unique name and/or emblem.



  • Added memberships relation.


  • Added lastModified property.


  • Added rootFolder relation.


  • Added hasExternalMembers property.


  • Added permissions metadata.


  • Added hidden, parent and subgroups properties.


  • Added membersMayPost and XID properties.




Name Type Description
created datetime Read-only Date the group was created
description string Description
EID EID Unique entity identifier
emblemThumbnailUrl URI Read-only File URL to network emblem or logo graphic
groupType string One of the four basic types: public, restricted, private and secret, or an enterprise-type custom to the network
hasExternalMembers boolean Since 1.0.22 Read-only Whether external network members are member of the group
headerBackgroundUrl URI Read-only File URL to header background image
hidden boolean Since 1.1 Read-only Whether this group is visible (by default) in group collections (clients can override this behavior with the include_hidden filter)
lastModified datetime Since 1.0.13 Read-only Last time the group was modified
membersMayPost boolean Since 1.1.10 Whether regular group members, besides the group administrators, may post messages to the group or not
name string Group name
numMembers number Read-only Number of members
type string “group”
XID string Since 1.1.10 Unique external identifier

End-user Metadata (read-only)

Name Type Description
member boolean Whether the logged in user is member of the group
permissions string List of permissions the logged in user has in this group
role string Role of the user in the group (guest if not a member)


    "_links": {
        "self": {
            "href": ""
        "emblem": {
            "href": ""
        "members": {
            "href": ""
        "memberships": {
            "href": ""
        "rootFolder": {
            "href": ""
    "_user": {
        "member": true,
        "role": "member",
        "permissons": "post_message,view_group,view_group_timeline,view_group_members"
    "EID": "1234567890ABCDEF",
    "type": "group",
    "name": "Acme Engineers",
    "description": "Engineers group",
    "groupType": "private",
    "hasExternalMembers": false,
    "hidden": false,
    "emblemThumbnailUrl": "",
    "headerThumbnailImageUrl": "",