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How to permanently delete a Microsoft Teams channel

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Hi there, 

 

I am aware that once you delete a teams channel, it gets put into a 'place' where it can be restored by end users for 21 days.

 

But for teams that have a high channel usage is there a way to manually bypass that 21 days and permanently delete the channel faster so they can stay within their 200 channel limit?

 

Thanks! 

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@Mike Dumka Hi, as far as I know you can only "soft delete" and wait the 21 days. If nothing has changed recently.

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@bec064 Thanks buddy ... Yeah, I am looking to speed up that soft-delete phase if we can through something like PowerShell. I know this is real edge case type stuff, but surprisingly the business requirements make sense on this one. 

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Hi, did a search but it seems as we still need to wait for an option to ”hard delete”. Not mentioned in the docs either. Noticed several UV requests and this is one of them.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/35662282-permanently-delete-a-...
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@bec064 Thanks, Just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing anything :)

 

Stay safe out there!