Switch to a different Office 365 for business plan
When your business changes, or you need more features, you can switch plans.
The easiest way to switch plans is to use the Switch plans button in the admin center. However, using the Switch plans button isn't supported in all situations. In some cases, you might be able to switch plans manually.
This article applies to the old admin center. To view the article about the admin center (preview), see Upgrade to a different plan. The preview is available to all Microsoft 365 admins, you can opt in by selecting Try the preview toggle located at the top of the Home page. For more information, see About Microsoft 365 admin center preview.
Need something else?
- Cancel your subscription
- Upgrade Office 365 for home to a business subscription
- Call Microsoft Support
Use the Switch plans button
When you use the Switch plans button, you're led through the process of buying a new plan that you can switch your current plan to, all users are automatically assigned licenses in the new plan, and your old plan is canceled for you.
In the admin center, go to the Billing > Subscriptions page.
If you're using Office 365 Germany, go to this Subscriptions page.
If you're using Office 365 operated by 21Vianet, go to this Subscriptions page.
Choose Switch plans to view the list of new plans that are available.
Choose a plan to see the new total cost per month. Be sure to read the key information, then choose Next to check out.
Choose Chat now on the Checkout page if you need help.
When you finish checkout, Office 365 takes a few minutes to finalize the switch. You can start using your new subscription right away.
The Switch plans button isn't there
Here's why this can happen:
You're using more than one Office 365 plan. You can only use the Switch plans button if all users subscribe to the same plan.
You're already using Office 365 Enterprise E5, so you already have all the functionality available in Office 365.
I don't see the plan I want
When you use the Switch plans button, the plans that you can switch to are displayed based on the services in your current plan. You can only use the Switch plans button to switch to a plan that has the same data-related services, or to a higher version. This ensures that users don't lose data related to those services during the switch.
Why some switches take longer
Credit checks when switching plans: If you pay by invoice, or reach a certain level of cost, a credit check might be required. A credit check can take up to two business days. Users will have full access to their current plan until you switch them to the new one.
Verification of non-profit status: It normally takes 30 days to complete the verification process for your non-profit status. If it has been more than 30 days, please contact support.
Call support to help you switch plans
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