How to get back Teams Chat History - Teams Retention Policy

Valued Contributor

Hello 

 

Please i need your help on this.

 

A retention policy was set up to delete chat history in Teams. But it seems the configuration was misconfigured and all Chats older than 1 Month are gone. The problem started since June 23rd 2022.

 

Please how we do get back the chat history for our users. 

 

 

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Your best bet is to do a search from the compliance portal. Please note that if a delete only retention policy is in place, chat messages will be permanently deleted between anywhere from 1 to 14 days total time. There’s some helpful information available at the link below.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/retention-policies-teams?view=o365-worldwi...