Move users to a different subscription

If you have more than one subscription, have users with a license for one subscription, but want to move them to another subscription, you can replace their existing license with a different one.

Before you begin

You must be a Global, License, or User admin to assign licenses. For more information, see About Microsoft 365 admin roles.

Move users to a different subscription

  1. In the admin center, go to the Users > Active users page.
  1. In the admin center, go to the Users > Active users page.
  1. Select the circles next to the names of the users that you want to replace existing licenses for.

  2. At the top, select Manage product licenses.

  3. In the Manage product licenses pane, select Replace and select the licenses that you would like to assign to the users.

  4. At the bottom, select Save Changes > Close.

Next steps

If you’re not going to reassign the unused licenses to other users, consider removing the licenses from your subscription so that you’re not paying for more licenses than you need.

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