Office 365 Hide distrubution groups

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is it possible to hide distribution groups or list on per email box instance  so the group is not visiable when looking at the Global Address List?

we have some distribution groups that not everyone needs to see or to be able to select to send to
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MaheshArchitect
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
yes
it is possible
if u r syncing groups from on premise exchange, hide there
OR
else if u r using native O365 groups, hide them at O365
within group properties u will find that option
MaheshArchitect
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
note that once u hide group, nobody can see it within GAL, however if you know name of group (Mail id), you can enter it and send emails
better restrict users ability to send emails to group
within group properties u will find that option too so that only allowed members can send mail to group
Most Valuable Expert 2015
Distinguished Expert 2018
Commented:
Um, I think the question here is to "hide them from some users only", in which case the answer is no. Hiding a group/object from the GAL will affect all users. The only option to achieve something like this is to use address list segmentation as detailed here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/hh529948(v=exchg.160).aspx

But that's an overkill if you ask me...
MaheshArchitect
Distinguished Expert 2018

Commented:
@Vasil
You catch the point.

I also noticed that but after posting 1st comment and hence posted 2nd comment for same

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