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New expiration process for Microsoft Teams meeting recordings

Beginning Monday, November 27, all meeting recordings will be available for 30 days. After 30 days, the recording will be deleted, unless action is taken by the owner of the meeting at the time the recording is created or within the 30-day window. This new expiration process helps us take a proactive approach to controlling storage growth.

More about the expiration policy

  • The expiration process only applies to recorded meetings that take place beginning November 27. Recordings of meetings prior to November 27 are not impacted by this policy, but Team owners will have the ability to retroactively apply expiration dates to older recordings should they choose to.
  • Once deleted, recordings will be moved to the recycle bin within Microsoft SharePoint or OneDrive.
  • The owner of the Microsoft Teams group or the owner of the meeting has 30 days to recover the deleted meeting recording.
  • Once that 30-day grace period is passed, the recording will be permanently deleted and will no longer be recoverable.
  • The default expiration period is 30 days, however, users can change a recording’s expiration date. Users will need to make this change to individual meetings. They cannot alter the default expiration period to less than 30 days.

See the Microsoft 365 – Teams Meeting Recording Expiration Process KB for more information.

Sample timeline

  • December 1, 2023: Meeting is held in Teams and recorded.
  • December 31, 2023: The meeting recording expires and is deleted. The recording is moved to the SharePoint or OneDrive recycle bin (but still recoverable by the Microsoft Teams group owner or owner of the meeting).
  • January 30, 2024: The meeting recording is permanently deleted and no longer recoverable.


If you have questions, please see the Microsoft 365 – Teams Meeting Recording Expiration Process KB, email the project team or contact the Help Desk.