Teams - Archive a Team

When a team is no longer active, but you want to keep it around for reference or to possible reactivate in the future you can archive it. The conversations and files in the team can become read-only once you archive the team but you’ll still be able to search through it for stuff you need—you can even keep it as a favorite. Only team owners can archive and restore teams.


Archive a Team

  1. On your Teams tab select the Settings button in the top right of your screen (grid view) or in the bottom left of your screen (list view).

Top right of your screen - grid view:

Setting button grid view

Lower left of your screen – list view:

Settings button list view

  1. Choose Manage Teams from the menu

Manage teams button

  1. This will show a list of all of your active teams.
  2. In the Active list, find the name of the team you want to archive, then select More options (…)
  3. From the menu choose Archive team

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  1. To prevent people from editing the content in the SharePoint site and Wiki tab associated with the team, select Make the SharePoint site read-only for team members (team owners will still be able to edit this content).

Read Only options



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Fri 5/19/23 2:01 PM
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