How To Permanetly Delete Microsoft Teams

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As a frequent user of Microsoft Teams, I am aware that there may be instances where you want to permanently delete your Teams account. Whether you are transitioning to a different platform for collaboration or taking a break from online communication altogether, deleting your Microsoft Teams account can provide you with a fresh start.

Before we dive into the process of permanently deleting your Microsoft Teams account, it’s important to note that this action is irreversible. Once you delete your account, all your data, conversations, and files will be permanently deleted. So, please make sure to download and backup any important information before proceeding.

Step 1: Sign in and open Teams settings

To begin the process, sign in to your Microsoft Teams account using your credentials. Once you’re signed in, click on your profile picture or initials located at the top right corner of the screen. A drop-down menu will appear, and from there, select “Settings”.

Step 2: Access the Teams admin center

In the Settings menu, navigate to the “Admin center” tab and click on it. This will take you to the Teams admin center, where you can manage various settings for your account.

Step 3: Delete the Teams account

Within the Teams admin center, click on the “Users” tab located on the left side of the screen. This will display a list of all the users associated with your Teams account. Locate your own user account and click on it to access the settings.

Once you’re on the user settings page, scroll down to the bottom and look for the “Delete user” option. Click on it to initiate the process of permanently deleting your Microsoft Teams account.

Step 4: Confirm deletion

A confirmation prompt will appear, asking you to confirm the deletion of your account. Read through the information provided in the prompt to ensure that you understand the consequences of deleting your account. If you’re certain about your decision, click “Delete” to proceed.

Please note that it may take some time for the deletion process to complete. Once your account is successfully deleted, you will no longer have access to any of your previous conversations, files, or Teams channels.


Deleting your Microsoft Teams account can be a significant decision, and it’s important to weigh the pros and cons before proceeding. Remember to backup any essential information and consider whether deleting your account is truly necessary or if there are alternative solutions that may better suit your needs.

If you do decide to delete your Teams account, following the steps outlined above will guide you through the process. Just remember, the deletion is permanent, so be absolutely sure before taking this step.