Archive a group chat in Teams

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Hi I have two questions regarding the group chat archive:

 

 

1) Is it possible to delete a group chat? As a member I don't see the option to delete it, but leave the group chat, I wonder if it's possible to have it done by Teams admins.

 

2) If we can delete a group chat, is it possible to archive the deleted group chat somewhere so that we can view it in the later time if needed?

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Hello Ini
Group chats have a different lifecycle from Teams teams.
You can not actually archive them or delete them, even if you are the "creator" of a group chat, you can only leave or mute it.

btw: as group-chats are more user-controlled, maybe teams are better use case for what you are looking for. more info https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/archive-or-delete-a-team

Hi, you should have a look at the Teams retention policies that will possibly solve some of your use cases https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/retention-policies
A group chat cannot be deleted even if you are the creator..
Thank you for the information we have tested it ourselves.

Yes i agree with you
Sure I will.
Many thanks