Published September 8, 2021

Microsoft 365 Information Governance – Announcing general availability of retention policies for Teams private channels

Reference ID: MC283589

MC283589 – Microsoft is 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.

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.

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