Stream (Classic) retires on April 15, 2024, and all unmigrated videos will be deleted

Microsoft will retire Stream (Classic) on April 15, 2024 and all videos on Stream (Classic) will be deleted after the retirement date. Stream (Classic) has already been auto disabled for end users, and admins can delay this change till the retirement date. Admins must migrate their tenant’s Stream (Classic) data to Stream (on SharePoint) before the retirement date to prevent data loss.

Note: GCC customers have a different retirement timeline. Timelines for WW as well as GCC tenants can be found here Migration & retirement timeline.

Stream (Classic)’s successor service, Stream (on SharePoint), entered general availability in October 2022. We recommend that you:

  1. begin using Stream (on SharePoint)
  2. direct your users to upload videos to SharePoint, Teams, OneDrive, and Yammer
  3. put a plan in place for migration.

When this will happen:

April 15, 2024

What you need to do to prepare:

Migrating your content from Stream (Classic):

All your existing Stream (Classic) videos can be transferred to Stream (on SharePoint) to take advantage of Stream’s rich integration within Microsoft 365. To support your move to Stream (on SharePoint) we have created migration tools that allows you to transfer your videos to SharePoint while also bringing over metadata, links and permissions associated with your videos.

To begin using the migration tool please refer to our 3-part Migration guide here: Guide to migrate data from Stream (Classic) to Stream (on SharePoint)-Part 1 – Microsoft Stream | Microsoft Learn.

How this affects your organization:

Stream (on SharePoint) brings your users many of the capabilities of Stream (Classic) while allowing them to record and play videos directly in many everyday work and school apps such as Teams,, Yammer, Viva, PowerPoint, and SharePoint. In addition, Stream (on SharePoint) also enables you and your users to:

These benefits add up to ease of video management for admins and more productivity for your teams.

Learn more:

Below are links to more information about migration and Stream (on SharePoint):

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