Unarchive team

Namespace: microsoft.graph

Restore an archived team. This restores users' ability to send messages and edit the team, abiding by tenant and team settings. Teams are archived using the archive API.

Unarchiving is an async operation. A team is unarchived once the async operation completes successfully, which may occur subsequent to a response from this API.


One of the following permissions is required to call this API. To learn more, including how to choose permissions, see Permissions.

Permission type Permissions (from least to most privileged)
Delegated (work or school account) TeamSettings.ReadWrite.All, Group.ReadWrite.All**, Directory.ReadWrite.All**
Delegated (personal Microsoft account) Not supported.
Application TeamSettings.ReadWrite.Group*, TeamSettings.ReadWrite.All, Group.ReadWrite.All**, Directory.ReadWrite.All**


  • Permissions marked with * use resource-specific consent.
  • Permissions marked with ** are supported only for backward compatibility. We recommend that you update your solutions to use an alternative permission listed in the previous table and avoid using these permissions going forward.

Note: This API supports admin permissions. Global admins and Microsoft Teams service admins can access teams that they are not a member of.

HTTP request

POST /teams/{id}/unarchive

Request headers

Header Value
Authorization Bearer {token}. Required.

Request body

Do not supply a request body for this method.


If unarchiving is started successfully, this method returns a 202 Accepted response code. The response will also contain a Location header, which contains the location of the teamsAsyncOperation that was created to handle unarchiving of the team. Check the status of the unarchiving operation by making a GET request to this location.



The following is an example of a request.

POST https://graph.microsoft.com/v1.0/teams/{id}/unarchive


The following is an example of a response.

HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted
Location: /teams({id})/operations({opId})
Content-Type: text/plain
Content-Length: 0