Hidden TEAMS chats/meeting records are not visible when they are searched

Hamsini S 1 Reputation point

Hi there,

As I get lot of meetings and chats daily, I took option to hide some of them thinking that I could find it later.
But now, when I am finding for those meeting chats and meeting recordings in TEAMS search, it says it cannot find anything.

Have I lost all of those meeting chats and meeting recordings?
These meetings were recorded by some other attendee in the meeting, so I do not find them in MS STREAMS also.

What is the way for me now? Please advise.


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  1. Sharon Zhao-MSFT 25,126 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    @Hamsini S ,

    How long do you hide these chats?

    Are these meetings organized in your organization? If so, please note that recordings aren’t stored in Microsoft Stream but are instead stored in Azure Media Services (AMS) with a 21-day limit before it's deleted when organizer has no Stream license.

    I tested in my client. It can search for the hidden meeting which I hide last year.

    You could try to use the Content Search tool in the Security & Compliance Center to quickly find the instant messaging conversations in Microsoft Teams. For more details about how to use Content Search tool, please refer to this article: https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/compliance/search-for-content?view=o365-worldwide.

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