Delete a group in Yammer

If you have required permissions, you can delete a Yammer group.

  1. Click the group, and then click the group settings icon Icon for Yammer group settings .

  2. If you want to delete all conversations and files in a public group, first make the group private:

    1. Select Private Access, and then click Save Changes.

    2. Click the group settings icon Icon for Yammer group settings to return to the settings page.

  3. In the bottom right corner of the group settings page, click Delete Group, and in the confirmation page, click Delete.

Important: When a group is deleted, it's name can't be reused.

What's deleted when you delete a group

What is actually deleted when you delete a Yammer group is different for public groups and private groups:

What happens when this type of group is deleted

Private Yammer group

  • All conversations and files in the group are deleted, and will no longer be searchable.

  • The group name no longer shows up Yammer's group directory.

  • No one will be able to access live events from this group.

  • You'll disable the conversation for any live event that was scheduled in this group.

  • For Office 365 connected Yammer groups, all associated Office 365 resources, including the SharePoint site, SharePoint document library, files stored in SharePoint, notebook, plan, and listing in the Global Address book are deleted.

Public Yammer group

  • Important: 

    • All conversations in the group remain in Yammer, and will still be available from search.

    • All files from the group that are stored in Yammer will remain in Yammer, and will still be available from search.

  • The group name no longer shows up Yammer's group directory.

  • No one will be able to access live events from this group.

  • You'll disable the conversation for any live event that was scheduled in this group.

  • For Office 365 connected Yammer groups, all associated Office 365 resources, including the SharePoint site, SharePoint document library, files stored in SharePoint, notebook, plan, and listing in the Global Address book are deleted.

Tip: If you want to delete all conversations and files in a public group, first make the group private, and then delete the group.

Required permissions

If you are a group admin for a group, you can delete that group. Network admins can delete any group they are a member of. Verified admins can delete any group.

FAQ

Q. Is there any way to retrieve deleted data after a group has been deleted?

A. Check with the person in your business who has admin permissions. In a large business, this is the internal help desk / technical support. Depending on the data retention policies your verified admin set for your Yammer network, deleted Yammer data may still be available in data exports.

If the deleted group was an Office 365 connected Yammer group, the Office 365 resources will be available for 30 days. For more information, see Restore a deleted Office 365 Group.

See Also

Manage a group in Yammer

Is my group in Yammer connected to Office 365?

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