Teams chat deletion for deactivated users

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How do we delete teams chats that are owned by deactivated users? This is a must have for compliance..

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Hi @EduaHeuze , We do support this deletion of user messages and that is one of the key requirements of GDPR. For documentation on how you can manage please check out this link : https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/office365/securitycompliance/search-for-and-find-personal-data Once a user is Hard Deleted from AAD all the data related to that user will be deleted except for the conversations in Groups chats, group chats is considered as group asset. However you can find the data for that user in group chats using Search Content Search and delete that using cmdlets.

Hi Vikramj,

 

We need to delete a particular chat (not associated with an O365 group) that the user has created before his account was deactivated. How do we go about this?

 

Thanks,

Edua