How can I disable Office Privacy option


We have a lot of users getting the Office Privacy option and we would like to disable this across board .

If possible how can we do this via GPO or the admin center for office desktop apps 



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@MVPromise *edit* You can use either Office Cloud Policy Service to control the privacy prompt




For Microsoft 365 Apps for enterprise, formerly Office 365 ProPlus, you can use GPO for the new settings (diagnostics data and connected experiences). This page explains it all but I'm afraid you have to invest some time if not already familiar with these


When you manage these settings for your users they won't be prompted.


Did you ever get this resolved?

We use a published application which launches Outlook at the same time and minimizes it. Not only does this provide better stability when emaing out the application but also prompts users to update their password if it has been changed but this notice appears for a brief second and if users are too quick then it hides but makes Outlook unusable as it believes there is a dialog box open stopping progression. The only way around this is to crash outlook.exe process and launch again. It'd be great if you found a group policy or regedit to suppress this policy prompt.
You can, if you read my reply. You need to manage the ”new” privacy settings with policies. When managed the users won’t be prompted. This is something I done myself but set up the GPOs before the new privacy settings where introduced with 1904 (almost a year ago for semi annual enterprise channel).

@ChristianBergstrom Hi, so do I need to enable a particular option in that policy or just create a policy with one of the options set for it to bypass the prompt?




You could just use the one that controls all of them, but bear in mind that the setting will affect the Office apps features so I recommend that you read the docs before using it.

@mike_robertson Hey, I noticed the doc is updated since I used it so have a look here


For the record we did allow these (users can opt out) but as we configured this specific policy the users did not get prompted when being updated from 1902 to 1908 (introduced in 1904). I even had this verified by Microsoft support as they also did some testing. It was important that 10 000+ users didn't get prompted.