Permanently delete a channel
Allow for the permanent deletion of channels.
Steve B commented
NOTE 3 guys...
Deleted channels can be restored within 30 days. During these 30 days, a deleted channel continues to be counted towards the 200 channel per team limit. After 30 days, a deleted channel and its content are permanently deleted and the channel no longer counts towards the 200 channels per team limit.
So it seems 200 Channels is the limit and if you delete a channel, you will get the channel "space" back after 30 days.
Hope this helps
Y Srinivas commented
Kindly provide the information for the deleted channel names which i am using again it is saying it already exists. How to delete the channel permanently. Kindly inform me. mail id is email@example.com
Please provide the ability to hard delete private channels to free up the maximum allocation of 30. It is frustrating that this can't be done via the Teams Admin Centre. It also frustrating that you can't see deleted channels in the Teams Admin Centre. Microsoft please fix this very important administrative feature ASAP.
Please allow for the deletion of a channel and for more than 30 channels per Team. This is incredibly frustrating for my work that you cannot do these simple actions.
The owner of a team should be allowed to do this. And please make it possible to create a channel with the same name, after permanently deleting the channel.
ludicrous... yet again, Microsoft takes away the basic admin to organise. Products are NOT intuitive, never have been. Allow Admin/Owners to permanently delete Channels. Also, make it possible to enable Admin/Owners to see Private Channels set up by Team Members. This is basic stuff. A good feature would be to allow enrolment of guest directly into channels too....
Nick Hollis commented
private channels limited to 30 and then you can't create any more - EVER!!!
We really need this - so frustrating - please provide as soon as possible; even through powershell will be fine for now
Hi, plz give facility to directly delete organization or account in Microsoft teams app. So many members did wrong steps and they don't know how to delete it.so plz provide it.Thanks
Mehrdad Behroozi. commented
Really Annoying. Specially during Team setup. You are damned if you make even the smallest mistake.
Francisco Carrasco commented
As well as the duplication of the name of sync private channels folders. I know this happens from the way the private channels of the Microsoft Teams have been structured, but it's still very frustrating to see that long double-name folder ... but this is another disccussion.
Unable to permanently delete channel. Frustrating as I had made this channel private on accident. Even more so frustrating can't change a channel from private to public so the only work around would be to delete it complete and re-create the channel.
Jose Pires commented
Deleted channel is still showing up in Teams app in Android.
Ferry Tadema commented
Deleted channel visable in IOS app, Most irritating. I can make it invisable, but then "hidden channels" shows up.
Thierry Adrian commented
I want to delete definitively two channels from Microsoft Teams, but it seems impossible. Why ?
This feature makes sens according to me. It needs to be addressed and delivered quickly also.
@Microsoft, is it possible/feasible ? Thanks in advance for your help.
Workaround: Recover the channel, rename the channel, this will allow you to create a channel with the same name! Once done, you can remove the old channel with different name.
This needs to be address ASAP.
Emily Z commented
Microsoft hard-deletes the channel after 30 days. At this time, you'll be able to create a new channel with the same name & you'll have the ability to add a new channel if you had previously been at your limit. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoftteams/archive-or-delete-a-team
Please fix this. It's annoying and causing a lot of problems.
swapnil indulkar commented
The deleted private channels not deleted hard from teams Hence, i could not able to re-create private channel with same name.