O365: Restore a deleted Office 365 Group

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If you’ve deleted an Office 365 group, by default it’s retained for 30 days. This 30-day period is called “soft-delete”┬ábecause you can still restore the group. After 30 days, the group and associated content is permanently deleted and cannot be restored.

When a group is restored, the following content is restored:

  • Azure Active Directory (AD) Office 365 Groups object, properties and members
  • Group SMTP address
  • Exchange Online shared inbox and calendar
  • SharePoint Online team site and files
  • OneNote notebook
  • Planner

If you have a connected Microsoft Team or Office 365 Connected Yammer group, that related content is restored, too.

You can also permanently delete a soft-deleted group if you can’t wait the 30 days for the retention period to expire for the content to be permanently deleted.

Read more How to restore O365 Groups

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