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How to Leave a Team or an Organization in Microsoft Teams

You might want to leave a team in Microsoft Teams when its purpose has finished or your work in the team is complete. In either case, you can easily remove yourself from the team using ‘Leave the team’ option in Microsoft Teams.

As for leaving an organization, there’s no direct option the Microsoft Teams dashboard. You have to visit myapps.microsoft.com in a web browser and manage organizations connected to your Microsoft account from there. It’s not a transparent process, be sure to follow the step-by-step guide below.

🚶‍♂️ How to Leave a Team in Microsoft Teams

Open the Microsoft Teams desktop app or the web version of the software teams.microsoft.com in a web browser on your computer. On the navigation bar on the left, select ‘Teams’.

Under the ‘Your teams’ section, click on the ‘three-dots menu’ button next to the team which you want to leave.

Select ‘Leave the team’ option from the available options in the menu.

You’ll get a confirmation pop-up on the screen, click ‘Leave the team’ button to confirm your request.


🏢 How to Leave an Organization in Microsoft Teams

While leaving a team in MS Teams was an effortless process, leaving an organization to which you were added as a member in Microsoft Teams is a whole another story.

To get started, open the myapps.microsoft.com website on your computer and sign-in with your Microsoft account. Then click on your Name or Profile icon on the top-right corner of the website.

Click on the ‘Settings’ gear icon next to the Organization section in the account options menu.

Click on the ‘Leave Organization’ link next to the organization name you want to leave.

If you have joined multiple organizations in Microsoft Teams or in some other Microsoft apps, you may see a ‘Sign in to leave organization’ link next to the Organization you wish to leave. Click on it.

It’ll reload the website and Sign you in with the Organization account you wish to leave. Click on your Name or Profile icon from the top-right corner of the website and then click the ‘Settings’ gear icon again.

This time you should see the ‘Leave Organization’ link next to the name of the Organization you want to leave. Click on it.

You’ll get a pop-up confirmation dialogue on the screen, click on the ‘Leave’ button to confirm your request.

The page will refresh and you’ll be redirected back to the main screen of the website. To verify that you have been removed from the organization, go to the organizations setting screen again. The organization name you left should not be listed in your account anymore.

Also, Microsoft Teams might throw you the following error if you were signed into the organization you left in the Teams’ dashboard.

To get rid of this error, switch to a different organization from the Microsoft Teams dashboard.


Conclusion

Leaving a team in Microsoft Teams is easy. But leaving an organization to which you were added as a member is not even an option in the Teams dashboard. Thankfully, there’s a Microsoft website that works but it’s not a convenient option.