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July 11, 2021

Soon, you’ll be able to automatically delete meeting recordings in Microsoft Teams

Microsoft recently announced that users can automatically record Microsoft Teams meetings. Meeting organizers can set a meeting to record automatically by checking the “Auto-record” setting on their Meeting Options page. This option can be enabled for a single meeting or for a series. The meeting automatically starts recording after the first participant joins the meeting.

While this is a great feature, it will likely mean that your storage will soon become overcrowded due to countless unnecessary withdrawals. Microsoft has now announced the addition to this feature: the ability to delete recordings automatically.

On the Microsoft 365 roadmap, the company says:

Microsoft Teams: Automatically expire meeting recordings stored on OneDrive and SharePoint

Newly created Teams meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint are automatically deleted by the service based on a default Teams policy setting. Teams admins can change the default meeting recording due time through a setting in the Teams admin portal or by changing policy attributes using Powershell scripts. Newly created meeting recordings in OneDrive and SharePoint are automatically deleted after this point, unless the meeting owner extends the due date. Meeting owners are notified of expired recordings and can extend the expiration date in OneDrive/SharePoint. Compliance policy overrides the due date setting.

The feature is expected to reach Teams’ desktop and web users in September this year, about two months after the auto-recording feature is rolled out.

Source: mspoweruser

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