Can external users be added to SharePoint groups?

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Is there a way to add an external user, which was not added as a guest to AAD, to a local SharePoint Online group?

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Currently no, any external user you want to add to SharePoint Online must be a guest in Azure AD
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Thanks @Juan Carlos González Martín 

Was it possible in the past? 

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I believe note

 

But I am think  that you can automatically add them to a group in SharePoint if your external sharing settings allows you add guest, however this will automatically create them in AD as guest.@roniy