Delete a form

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If you have a form in Microsoft Forms you don't need anymore, you can easily get rid of it.

Delete a form

  1. Go to the Microsoft Forms portal at, and then sign in with your Microsoft 365 work or school account or your personal Microsoft account (Hotmail, Live, or

  2. Find the form you want to delete in the list of forms, click More form actions More options button in the upper right corner of the form preview window, and then click Delete. To confirm the form will be moved to the recycle bin, click Continue.

    Clicking Delete button on an existing form

Note: If you've signed in with a Microsoft 365 work or school account, you'll also see a Move option, which allows you to transfer ownership of your form. Learn more.

Note: Unless you intentionally delete a form that has been moved to the recycle bin, it will remain in the recycle bin indefinitely.

Recover a deleted form

Accidentally delete a form and need to get it back? Here's how.

  1. Click on the Recycle bin icon in the lower right corner of

    Recycle bin icon on

  2. Hover over the form you want to recover, and then click Restore.

  3. To see your recovered form, click on the Back to my Forms page arrow.

    Back arrow on Microsoft Forms recycle bin page to go back to Forms portal

Note: When you delete a form in the Recycle bin, the form and all of its responses are permanently deleted.

Note: Each Forms user can create up to 200 single forms, which include those in the recycle bin. (For example, 150 forms in the Microsoft Forms portal + 50 forms in the recycle bin = 200 forms.

Permanently delete forms in the Recycle bin

  1. Select the Recycle bin icon in the lower right corner of

    Recycle bin icon on

  2. In the upper right corner of the Recycle bin for My forms page, select Empty recycle bin.

  3. In the Empty recycle bin dialog box, select Yes to permanently delete all forms in the recycle bin.

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