Remove a User From Office 365

After you've saved and accessed all the former employee's user data, you can delete the former employee's account.

  1. Don't delete the account if you've set up email forwarding or converted it to a shared mailbox. Both need the account to anchor the forwarding or shared mailbox.
  1. Go to the Go to the Office 365 admin center..
  1. In the Admin center, select Users.

    Click on User.

  2. Select the employee that you want to delete, and then choose Delete user in the user pane and then choose Delete > Close.

    Delete user

When you delete a user, the account becomes inactive for approximately 30 days. You have until then to restore the account before it is permanently deleted.

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