Warning

Microsoft Stream (Classic) will be retired February 15, 2024 and replaced by Stream (on SharePoint). It is recommended to start using Stream (on SharePoint) by uploading videos to SharePoint, Teams, Yammer, or OneDrive. Functionality in Stream (Classic) will be changed and removed leading up to the retirement date. Learn more...

Manage content on behalf of users with Stream (Classic) admin mode

When the Admin mode is switched ON, Microsoft Stream (Classic) admins can manage content on behalf of users, including private content or content they don't normally have permissions to edit.

Stream (Classic) admin mode switch.

Admin mode for videos

When a Stream (Classic) admin enters admin mode for a video, they can take most actions, just as if they were an owner or editor of that content:

Manage video metadata, permissions, download, delete, etc

  1. Find a video in Stream (Classic)
  2. Select ... > Edit

Manage video comments, transcript, Forms

  1. Go to the player page for a video
  2. Select On to enter stream-admin.
  3. You can now edit or delete comments, edit the transcript, or change interactivity Forms information

Admin mode for channels

When a Stream (Classic) admin enters admin mode for a channel, they can take most actions just as if they were an owner or editor of that content:

  • Change channel name, description, channel image
  • Delete channel

Manage channel metadata, settings, delete, etc

  1. Go to a channel page
  2. Select ... (More button) > Edit

Admin mode for groups

For groups in Stream (Classic) there are some caveats to what can be changed as a Stream (Classic) admin.

For a group in Stream (Classic) that is based on an Office 365 Group a Stream (Classic) admin can only perform the following actions in admin mode because those settings are Stream (Classic) specific settings:

  • Change the "Allow all members to contribute" setting
  • Change settings about channels inside the group

The following settings about the Office 365 group itself can only be changed in Stream (Classic) if you are both a Stream (Classic) admin and an Office 365 global admin:

  • Group name
  • Group access level
  • Group classification/sensitivity
  • Delete group
  • Group membership

For Stream (Classic) only groups (which don't have the O365 tag on them) all settings about the Stream (Classic) only group can be changed as a Stream (Classic) admin:

  • Group name
  • Group description
  • Group access
  • Group membership

Manage group metadata, settings, delete, etc

  1. Go to a group page
  2. Select On to enter stream-admin.

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