I have this weird problem, where we have a modern team site collection >> and using the office 365 admin >> I want to add a user to the underlying Office 365 group >> so I went to SharePoint site >> clicked on "Site Permission" >> "Invite Users" >> "Add members to group", as follow:-

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but i did not get any option to add the new user, as follow:-

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Also when i went to the Office 365 group and added the user as Members >> wait for around 3 hours now >> the user did not get any permission on the SharePoint site..

so not sure what is going on? Thanks

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I can reproduce the issue in my SharePoint Online, go to Microsoft 365 admin center -> Active groups -> Select the group -> Settings -> Set Privacy as Publish. Then wait for few minutes, issues will be solved.

  • @Julie_MSFT but i do not want the group to be Public.. as we need the group to stay private.. is this a bug in sharepoint?
    – John John
    Apr 2, 2021 at 12:46
  • Strictly speaking, this is not a bug. I test again in my SharePoint Online, even if the group is set to private, you can check the user's permission after waiting for a day. I suggest you wait longer before doing the test, then compare the result. Apr 8, 2021 at 9:49

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