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Teams channel purge after deletion

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Short:

Is there a way to manually purge deleted channels instantly vs waiting for soft delete timeout? 

 

Long:

One of our groups reached their channel limit this week. 

The obvious solution was to remove some channels, which they've done (86 of them). 

As deleted channels count towards the limit until they are finally removed is there a way to speed that up? It didn't look like the powershell command to remove channel can get around the soft delete time. 

I couldn't find the soft delete time but a couple references put it between 14-30 days which is too long. 

 

John

 

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It is 14 days via the UI

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/Microsoft-Teams/Retention-time-of-deleted-channels-and-archiv...

AFAIK there is no workaround to hard delete them.

There is a uservoice open here to be able to do that.

https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/34045936-hard-delete-deleted-c...

Seems pretty elementary. Need to be able to purge channels like AD users via Powershell.

Hope that answers your question

Best, Chris

Thank you.