Do subsites get deleted when turning off the ability to create them in SharePoint Online?

Phan Ohl 20 Reputation points
2023-10-11T15:31:04.7033333+00:00

If I turn off the ability to create new subsites in SharePoint Online, do the existing subsites get deleted? Or does it just remove the ability to create new?

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  1. Ling Zhou_MSFT 14,295 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-10-12T06:38:44.6+00:00

    Hi @Trish Ohland,

    Thank you for posting in this community.

    No, turning off the ability to create subsites in SharePoint Online does not delete existing subsites. This action only prevents the creation of new subsites. Existing subsites will remain intact and accessible.

    I tested in my environment. The option to create a subsite disappeared, but the subsite still exists.

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