Archive or restore an archived team

OVERVIEW

This article describes how to archive or restore an archive team on Microsoft Teams.

You can archive a team when it’s no longer active, but you want to keep it around for reference or to reactivate in the future. You can also restore a team, if you made a mistake.

The conversations and files in the team become read-only once you archive it. All of the team activities are frozen once the team is archived:

  • Team members will no longer have the ability to start new conversations, reply to posts, add or remove channels, or add apps.
  • Team members will still have the ability to search through the content of an archived team, and keep it as a favourite. 

Note: Only team owner(s) can archive and restore a team.

Once the team is archived, team owner(s) will still have the ability to add or remove members, update roles, and delete, renew, or restore an archived team.

 

How to archive a team

Step 1. In MS Teams, go to the "Teams" tab on the left menu bar.

Step 2. At the bottom right corner of the list, select the "Manage teams" icon.

Step 3. Under the "Active" list, locate the team you want to archive and select the "More options" icon. 

Step 4. From the settings drop-down menu, select "Archive team".

Step 5. To prevent individuals from editing the content in the SharePoint site associated with the team, select "Make the SharePoint site read-only for team members" > "Archive".

Note: Teams owner(s) still have the ability to edit the content from the archived team.

 

How to restore an archived team

Step 1. In MS Teams, go to the "Teams" tab on the left menu bar.

Step 2. At the bottom right corner of the list, select the "Manage teams" icon.

Step 3. Under the "Archived" list, locate the archived team you want to restore and select the "More options" icon. 

Step 4. From the settings drop-down menu, select "Restore team".

 

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Article ID: 4048
Created
Mon 7/11/22 1:12 AM
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Tue 7/12/22 1:18 PM

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