How long do files and data remain available for in Teams?

Teams for your personal life stores files and photos you've shared along with other items for easy access across all of your devices.

However, each item has a different length of time that it's available in the application:

Item Type

Duration Available

Messages

Determined by user

Group titles

Determined by user

Pictures

Determined by user

Files shared in the chat

Determined by user

Calendar items

Determined by user

Call history

30 days

User location

90 days

Location sharing (subscription, consent)

90 days

User profile

Determined by user

Contacts

Determined by user

Diagnostic data

Up to 13 months, controlled by user under privacy settings on the Microsoft account page

User Join Code

Determined by user

Group Join Code

Determined by user

Safe data

Determined by user

Tasks

Determined by user

Presence status message

Determined by user

Learn more about how to export or delete your data in Teams for your personal life.

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For more help, contact support or ask a question in the Microsoft Teams Community.

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