Remove licenses from users in Office 365 for business

  1. In the Office 365 admin center, go to the Active users page, or choose Users > Active users.

    In the Office 365 admin center, go to the Active users page, or choose Users > Active users.

    In the Office 365 admin center, go to the Active users page, or choose Users > Active users.

  2. Select the user that you want to remove the license from.

  3. On the right, in the Product licenses row, choose Edit.

  4. In the Product licenses pane, switch the toggle to the Off position for the license you want to remove from the user. For example, switching off Office 365 Enterprise E3 license will remove that license from the user and all of the services under that license.

  5. At the bottom of the Product licenses pane, choose Save > Close > Close.

The product licenses pane showing which licenses the user has.
The user's product licenses pane showing the Office 365 Enterprise E3 license toggle.
  1. In the Office 365 admin center, go to the Active users page, or choose Users > Active users.

    In the Office 365 admin center, go to the Active users page, or choose Users > Active users.

    In the Office 365 admin center, go to the Active users page, or choose Users > Active users.

  2. Select the boxes next to the names of the users from whom you want to remove all licenses.

  3. In the Bulk actions pane, choose Edit product licenses.

  4. In the Replace existing products pane, select Replace existing product license assignments > Next.

  5. At the bottom of the Replace existing products pane, select the Remove all product licenses from the selected users. check box, then choose Replace > Close > Close.

The replace existing product license assignments option in the assign products pane.
The "Replace existing product license assignments" option in the Assign products pane.
Select the check-box to remove all licenses from the selected users accounts.
The "Remove all product licenses from the selected users" check-box in the Assign products pane.

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