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How To Archive Team In Microsoft Teams (2022)

Wanting to know on how to archive team in Microsoft Teams? You are in the right place.

  • Archive a team when it’s no longer active, but you want to keep it around for reference or to reactivate in the future. The conversations and files in the team become read-only once you archive it. You will still be able to search through it for stuff you need – you can even keep it as a favorited.
  • All of the team activity is frozen once the team is archived. No one will be able to start new conversations or reply to posts in a channel, add or remove channels, edit team settings, or add apps.
  • As a team owner, you will still be able to add or remove members, update roles, and delete, renew, or restore an archived team.
  • Only team owners can archive and restore teams.

How to archive a team?

  • Select “Teams” on the left menu to get a list of your teams.
  • At the bottom of the list select “Manage Teams” (gear icon).
How to archive a team in Microsoft Teams
  • In the active list, find the name of the team you want to archive.
    For example, I prefer to archive Test1
  • Select More Options (…) > Archive team.
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  • Select “Archive
archive team in Microsoft Teams
  • The team is archived.
How to archive team in Teams

So you have learnt on how to archive a team in Microsoft Teams. What if you want to restore them? Keep reading.

How to restore a team?

  • Select “Teams” on the left menu to get a list of your teams.
  • At the bottom of the list select “Manage teams” (gear icon)
How to restore a team in Microsoft Teams
  • In the Archived list, find the name of the team you want to restore.
  • Select More Options (…)
  • Select “Restore team
How to restore a team in Microsoft Teams
  • The archived team is active now.
Restore a team in Microsoft teams
  • For some reason, the restored team is listed under Hidden teams.
Restore a team in Microsoft teams

To move into Your Teams:

  • Select “Team
  • Click More Options (…)
  • Select “Show
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  • Now, it looks good.
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For more information, visit the Microsoft website.

Also Read: How To Create a Private Channel In MS Teams?

Want to improve your Microsoft Teams experience for better productivity? Check out the tips and tricks mentioned here.

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