MS Stream Inquiries

Copper Contributor

How much storage does Streams hold (i.e. if I plan to download audio of approx. 30-40 minute meetings, how many could it hold)?


Do these recordings get deleted after so much time has passed?

If I were to save these to my computer as a mp4, they would be kept until I choose to delete? 


What is the time limit on recordings - 4 hours? 


Is there a way to select to not share audio recording with meeting members (would prefer to have edited first, then share finished product)? 


Thank you. 

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@Anderson1100  Storage limitations: (500GB per tenant and 0,5GB per user).


How many minutes depends on your uploaded video size. Only the original video size counts, not the other resolution Microsoft provides. I downloaded one of my Teams Meetings and this are the value: width=1920; height=1080; datarate 1120kBit/s; audio= 56kBit/s.


Record deletion is a manual process now, there is no automatic retention or similar.

And it does not matter if you download the video once or multiple times, it is not deleted by Stream!


There is a file size limit, but I do not know a video length limit. See:


There is no way to stop sharing to meeting participants before the recording starts. When the recording is uploaded to Stream, you have to go and delete the additional permissions to other users, edit the video (trim in Stream or download, edit and reupload) and reassign.