MC283589: Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance – General availability of retention policies for Teams private channels

We are excited to announce that retention policies for Teams private channels messages are now generally available. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 82100 and 70582.

This update enables organizations to apply an organization-wide retention policy on Teams private channel messages.

MC283589: Microsoft 365 compliance center: Information governance - General availability of retention policies for Teams private channels

Affected Workloads

  • Microsoft 365 suite

When this will happen

This feature is generally available now.

How this will affect your organization

Administrators will now be able to create Teams private channel messages retention policies from the Information Governance solution in the Microsoft 365 Compliance Center.

Retention policies for Teams private channel messages do not apply to Teams channel messages or Teams chat messages.

What you need to do to prepare

No action is needed to receive this feature; a new location for “Teams private channels” is visible and selectable when creating a new retention policy. To begin retaining content in Teams private channels, create a new retention policy which leverages this location.

You may also want to update any training materials and communicate this change to your users or team responsible for Information Governance at your organization.

Message ID: MC283589
Published: 08 September 2021
Updated: 08 September 2021