Whether you’re chatting in a group, in a meeting, or with one other person, it’s easy to delete a chat in Teams for personal and small business.

Important: These steps are for Teams for personal and small business. They will not work if you are using Teams with your work or school account.

  1. From the Chat tab, find the chat you want to delete.

    Note: You can delete one-on-one, group, and meeting chats.

  2. Tap and hold the chat.

  3. Tap Delete Delete button and then confirm that you want to delete it by tapping OK. You’ll then leave the meeting or chat.

    Note: If you’re the meeting organizer and delete the chat, participants can use the chat but may not be able to join the meeting's call. Learn more about joining a meeting in Teams.

When you delete a group or meeting chat:

  • The chat will be removed from your chat list. However, the chat will remain for the other group or meeting participants.

  • The other participants will see that you've left the meeting or group chat but won't know that you've deleted it.

  • Deleted chats are removed from all your devices and aren't searchable.

  • If you sign out of Teams for personal and small business and then sign in again, all previously deleted group and meeting chats remain deleted.

  • Exported Teams info or data doesn't include previously deleted chats. Learn how to export or delete your Teams data.

  • Any attached files, messages, and links shared in a chat will remain accessible to other participants in the chat. You can remove access to the previously shared files by changing permissions to the file. Learn more about changing permissions to OneDrive files.

  • Shared content including tasks, calendar, and Safe items might not be deleted for all the other participants. If you want to delete them, you'll need to do so manually while you're in the chat.

  • If you're sharing your location in a group or meeting chat, your location will stop being shared with the other participants. Learn more about location sharing.

  • If someone re-adds you to an ongoing group or meeting chat that you previously deleted, you’ll see the entire chat history again.

When you delete a one-on-one chat:

  • The chat will be removed from your chat list. However, the chat will remain for the other person.

  • If you delete a one-on-one chat, the other person won't know that you've deleted it.

  • Deleted chats are removed from all your devices and aren't searchable.

  • If you sign out of Teams for personal and small business and then sign in again, all previously deleted one-on-one chats remain deleted.

  • Exported Teams info or data doesn't include previously deleted chats. Learn how to export or delete your Teams data.

  • Any attached files, messages, and links shared in a chat, will remain accessible to the other person in the chat. You can remove access to the previously shared files by changing permissions to the file. Learn more about changing permissions to OneDrive files.

  • Shared content including tasks, calendar, and Safe items might not be deleted. To delete any of those items, you'll need to do so manually.

  • If you're sharing your location in a one-on-one chat, your location will stop being shared with the other person. Learn more about location sharing.

  • You can still search for the person that you were chatting with. If you start a chat with that person again, you’ll see a new chat (without conversation history) while the other person will see the complete history of your previous conversations with them.

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

  1. From the Chat tab, find the chat you want to delete.

    Note: You can delete one-on-one, group, and meeting chats.

  2. Swipe left on the chat, then tap  More options button  More.

  3. Tap Delete Delete button and then confirm that you want to delete it by tapping Yes. You’ll then leave the meeting or chat.

    Note: If you’re the meeting organizer and delete the chat, participants can use the chat but may not be able to join the meeting's call. Learn more about joining a meeting in Teams.

When you delete a group or meeting chat:

  • The chat will be removed from your chat list. However, the chat will remain for the other group or meeting participants.

  • The other participants will see that you've left the meeting or group chat but won't know that you've deleted it.

  • Deleted chats are removed from all your devices and aren't searchable.

  • If you sign out of Teams for personal and small business and then sign in again, all previously deleted group and meeting chats remain deleted.

  • Exported Teams info or data doesn't include previously deleted chats. Learn how to export or delete your Teams data.

  • Any attached files, messages, and links shared in a chat will remain accessible to other participants in the chat. You can remove access to the previously shared files by changing permissions to the file. Learn more about changing permissions to OneDrive files.

  • Shared content including tasks, calendar, and Safe items might not be deleted for all the other participants. If you want to delete them, you'll need to do so manually while you're in the chat.

  • If you're sharing your location in a group or meeting chat, your location will stop being shared with the other participants. Learn more about location sharing.

  • If someone re-adds you to an ongoing group or meeting chat that you previously deleted, you’ll see the entire chat history again.

When you delete a one-on-one chat:

  • The chat will be removed from your chat list. However, the chat will remain for the other person.

  • If you delete a one-on-one chat, the other person won't know that you've deleted it.

  • Deleted chats are removed from all your devices and aren't searchable.

  • If you sign out of Teams for personal and small business and then sign in again, all previously deleted one-on-one chats remain deleted.

  • Exported Teams info or data doesn't include previously deleted chats. Learn how to export or delete your Teams data.

  • Any attached files, messages, and links shared in a chat, will remain accessible to the other person in the chat. You can remove access to the previously shared files by changing permissions to the file. Learn more about changing permissions to OneDrive files.

  • Shared content including tasks, calendar, and Safe items might not be deleted. To delete any of those items, you'll need to do so manually.

  • If you're sharing your location in a one-on-one chat, your location will stop being shared with the other person. Learn more about location sharing.

  • You can still search for the person that you were chatting with. If you start a chat with that person again, you’ll see a new chat (without conversation history) while the other person will see the complete history of your previous conversations with them.

Contact us

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

  1. From the Chat tab, find the chat you want to delete.

    Note: You can delete one-on-one, group, and meeting chats.

  2. Hover over the chat and select More options  More options button.

  3. Select Delete chat  Delete button  and then confirm that you want to delete it by tapping Yes, delete. You’ll then leave the meeting or group chat.

    Note: If you’re the meeting organizer and delete the chat, participants can use the chat but may not be able to join the meeting's call. Learn more about joining a meeting in Teams.

When you delete a group or meeting chat:

  • The chat will be removed from your chat list. However, the chat will remain for the other group or meeting participants.

  • The other participants will see that you've left the meeting or group chat but won't know that you've deleted it.

  • Deleted chats are removed from all your devices and aren't searchable.

  • If you sign out of Teams for personal and small business and then sign in again, all previously deleted group and meeting chats remain deleted.

  • Exported Teams info or data doesn't include previously deleted chats. Learn how to export or delete your Teams data.

  • Any attached files, messages, and links shared in a chat will remain accessible to other participants in the chat. You can remove access to the previously shared files by changing permissions to the file. Learn more about changing permissions to OneDrive files.

  • Shared content including tasks, calendar, and Safe items might not be deleted for all the other participants. If you want to delete them, you'll need to do so manually while you're in the chat.

  • If you're sharing your location in a group or meeting chat, your location will stop being shared with the other participants. Learn more about location sharing.

  • If someone re-adds you to an ongoing group or meeting chat that you previously deleted, you’ll see the entire chat history again.

When you delete a one-on-one chat:

  • The chat will be removed from your chat list. However, the chat will remain for the other person.

  • If you delete a one-on-one chat, the other person won't know that you've deleted it.

  • Deleted chats are removed from all your devices and aren't searchable.

  • If you sign out of Teams for personal and small business and then sign in again, all previously deleted one-on-one chats remain deleted.

  • Exported Teams info or data doesn't include previously deleted chats. Learn how to export or delete your Teams data.

  • Any attached files, messages, and links shared in a chat, will remain accessible to the other person in the chat. You can remove access to the previously shared files by changing permissions to the file. Learn more about changing permissions to OneDrive files.

  • Shared content including tasks, calendar, and Safe items might not be deleted. To delete any of those items, you'll need to do so manually.

  • If you're sharing your location in a one-on-one chat, your location will stop being shared with the other person. Learn more about location sharing.

  • You can still search for the person that you were chatting with. If you start a chat with that person again, you’ll see a new chat (without conversation history) while the other person will see the complete history of your previous conversations with them.

Contact us

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

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