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Restoring/recovering an edited message

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Can the original message which has been posted in Teams (Chat or Channel), which has subsequent been edited, be restored/accessed.

 

Scenario:  A student posts an inappropriate message in a chat or channel, realises their mistake/faux pas, and later edits it.  A person or people saw the original message and was/were offended but didn't take a screen shot and the evidence has now disappeared.

 

I know a deleted message can been recovered, but can an edited message also be recovered?

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Hi @MaryHill   There are a lot of resources online that may help, like this post:  https://itspartlycloudy.com/2018/08/05/restoring-deleted-files-or-reverting-to-previous-versions-in-...

 

Please let the community know if you need further assistance.

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@ThereseSolimeno 

Thank you Therese, but the link you shared covers restoring files.  My issue concerns a posted message.  I haven't been able to find anything so far on restoring messages, and importantly the different versions of a message there would be if the message had been edited.

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Best Response confirmed by ThereseSolimeno (Microsoft)
Solution

The only way would be to perform an eDiscovery search and recover the message from the copy stored within the Team/personal mailbox.

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@Vasil Michev are the edited and non edited versions of the sent chat discoverable through eDiscovery? And in order to do this,  a retention policy is needed?