How to migrate from MS Teams to Zoho Cliq?

How to migrate from Microsoft Teams to Zoho Cliq?

If you want to migrate your chats, channels, teams and users from Microsoft Teams to Cliq, do the following:

Exporting data from Microsoft Teams 

Step 1: Register an application in the Azure portal. 

Follow the below steps to register an app in Azure so that you can export your Microsoft Teams data.
  1. Go to the Azure portal.
  2. Click View under Manage Azure Active Directory.
  3. In the top-left corner select + Add and go to App registration.
  4. In the form that appears fill in details such as App name and select who can use this application or access this API and click on Register.
  5. The app will be registered. You can make a note of the Application (client) ID & Tenant ID.
  1. You can refer the Microsoft's guide on how to register an app.

Client secret value

To get the client's secret value, do the following:
  • In the app details page, go to Certificates & Secrets.
  • You will find two tabs Certificates and Client secrets.
  • Select the Client secrets tab and click on New client secret.
  • A form will appear where you will have to fill in the description and when it expires and select Add.
  • Your application credentials will be updated successfully.
  • Copy the client secret value.

Add API permissions in the app

  • In the app overview page, go to API permissions.
  • Click on Add a permission and select Microsoft Graph.
  • Select Application permissions and a list of categories will appear where you can select the permission you want to request.
  • Check the 18 permissions mentioned below and select Add permission.

 Importing data to Cliq 

 Step 2: Run the code

  1. Go to Cliq's Admin Panel and select Import Microsoft Teams under Data Administration.
  2. Copy the Python script and run the code.


  • You will have to edit the admin's email ID, client secret value, client ID and tenant ID before running the script.

  • A zip folder with your Microsoft Teams data will get downloaded in your system once the script execution is successful.

 Add data to the script and save it 

  1. Open a text editor on your system, paste the Python script, and enter the required data from the Azure app.
  1. Save the script in a directory (e.g., Desktop) as a file named "".

Open terminal and run the script 

How to open Terminal in MacOS?:
  1. Open "Launchpad" and type "Terminal."
  1. In the terminal, navigate to the directory where the Python file is saved, e.g., cd ~/Desktop/
  1. In the next line, type "python3 $".
  1. Click "Enter," and the script should run.
How to Open Terminal in Windows?:
  1. Click on the Start menu in Windows, then search for 'Command Prompt.' This will open the terminal.
  1. Now navigate to the Python script located on the desktop within the terminal and type "python3 $".
  1. Click "Enter," and the script should run.


  • Python versions 3 or above are strongly recommended to avoid errors. Here are the links to install Python: MacOS and Windows.
  • If you encounter the 'No module $module_name' error, identify the exact command for the Python 3 version and enter it in the script. For example, in Python 3, the command is "sudo pip3 install requests".

Step 3: Upload zip folder to import data to Cliq 

  1. Drag and drop the zip folder or upload it from your system and click on Upload.
  2. Once your data has been successfully imported you will be able to view the count of users, teams and channels imported. You can also import the direct messages and group chats of your organization users.
  3. An invitation mail will be sent to the users to join Cliq.



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