Sharepoint Online storage limit decreasing when license is removed

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Hey Guys,

can someone tell me what happens when e.g. I have 100 licenses in my tenant and currently a sharepoint online storage limit of 2TB and I remove these licenses?

Do I loose 1TB of storage limit and my data if my data is also at 2TB stored?

If the limit persists, can it be used to simply add 1000 licenses to a tenant, increase the sharepoint storage limit and then remove 900 licenses again and keep the higher limit?

Thanks and regards!

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That's not going to work...if you remove the license for sure you are not going to have the storage you had no matter if you are storing documents there or not

@Pontus SjälanderI read through thhis article but I can't find a clear statement that I loose storage when I remove licenses. In general there is not a single statement in the internet which says so.

For example when I create a new Tenant and add 100 Teams Exploratory licenses to it, sharepoint storage will be upgraded by 1TB (100x10GB) and if I won't remove the licenses even after their expiration date, currently I think the tenant will stay at 2TB sharepoint storage.

Unfortunately I have no chance to test this atm..

Regards

Just out of curiousity, do you know this from your experience or just logic thinking?
I can't imageine that MS removes 1TB of sharepoint storage with highly confidential documents stored just for fun after I remove 100 licenses similar the reason why I need to remove these even if it is only for a few days or a few months.

@Julian12
I've seen several tenants shift in the amount of data available depending on the licenses present in the specific tenant.
However,  i'm not certain about the in-grace period before the data storage available will decrease,especially when the storage is used.
If I were you, I would create a support ticket in the specific tenant to get an official answer from MIcrosoft

@Pontus SjälanderI also think this is the best idea, I just created a support ticket and keep this thread updated if there are any new infos for this issue.