How to remove Microsoft 365 licenses in bulk

If you’re organization switching licenses over, you’ll likely need to remove a series of licenses in one go. Fortunately, this is quite simple. Provided you possess a global admin account.


  1. Access the Office 365 Admin center licences page (linked here)
  2. Select a licence
  3. Select users
  4. Click Unassign licences

This post offers a step-by-step guide on the process you’ll need to follow through with to bulk remove licenses for Microsoft’s Office 365 suite.


  1. Bulk liscence removal guide
  2. End note

Bulk liscence removal guide

Step 1 – Open the Office 365 Admin center license page

The Office 365 Admin center can be accessed through Office or this link. As long as you can get to the page, and have the required permissions, you should be able to follow along with us fine.

Step 2 – Select a license

To proceed, have a look through the license list. You should be able to find the license you would like to remove. When you do, give it a click.

Step 3 – Select a user

To proceed, have a look through the list of users and select the users whose license you’d like to revoke. Check the box by the Name label to bulk select all users, or manually check the box by their name’s to individually select them.

Step 4 – Click Unassign licenses

Finish up by clicking Unassign licenses above the user table.

The process we’ve outlined here is by far the most simple way of removing licences in bulk. There are other methods, but this takes less than 1 minute and is a process anyone can follow.

End note


Via the Office 365 Admin center, we’re able to view each of our licenses and assign or unassign users from said licenses with ease.


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