You’ve been finding your way around Microsoft Teams, holding a few test lessons, playing with some of the features, and now you want to delete that video meeting you recorded just in case someone finds it later on. Don’t worry, it’s really easy.
To delete a video from Microsoft Teams and Microsoft Stream, do the following:
- Find the video you want to delete in Microsoft Teams. This could be in a team or within a chat, it doesn’t matter, the steps are the same.
- Click on the options for the video and choose Open in Microsoft Stream. I know it’s a bit strange, but the video actually exists in Stream, so we need to delete it from there.
- The Microsoft Stream website will open. Click the three-dot menu below the video.
- Choose Delete.
Well done, your video will now be deleted!
Are deleted videos really gone?
I’ve been asked this several times recently, and the answer is…no.
When you delete a video, it is removed from general access into a recycle bin. Only administrators can access this, so it’s safe from general viewing, but it is recoverable for up to 30 days. All videos in the recycle bin are deleted after 30 days and are no longer recoverable.
How can I recover a deleted video?
Administrators can access a recycle bin specifically for Microsoft Stream. Any videos deleted by anyone within you school are stored here for up to 30 days before being completely deleted. To access the recycle bin do the following:
- Open your Microsoft Stream page.
- Click the settings cog at the top right of the screen.
- Click Admin settings
- Click Recycle Bin
- A list of all deleted videos will be displayed. Click recover by the one you wish to restore.
- If you wish to fully delete the video, click the trashcan icon.
If you’d like to find out more about how video recording works in Microsoft Teams and Stream, I have just the thing for you.