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Microsoft announces improvements for the Teams desktop app to cut down on RAM, CPU usage

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Microsoft Teams’ desktop app may soon receive performance improvements that will cut down on RAM and CPU usage after a user had brought up the issue on the Microsoft Teams community forum about the Microsoft Teams desktop app consuming a lot of RAM. Microsoft has confirmed in a status update that it was “working” on the issue. Teams also received other updates this month, including the ability to include up to 10,000 users in an organization-wide team and an offline auto send option.

The status update about working on RAM’s issue did not include any more details about how Microsoft would improve performances. It seems that it could take a while before that issue is taken care of.

According to a report by WindowsLatest, “it’s not a secret that Microsoft Teams is not optimized for all configurations, and it feels laggy on devices with HDD.” However, the source of the performance issue has not been located yet.


On the Microsoft Teams forum, users have complained about performance issues that pop up when using the app on Windows devices with less storage configuration. As per users, even when the app is not being used to its full capacity, it takes up many RAM.

Meanwhile, the American multinational tech company summarised all the new updates Teams received this month in a blog post. One of the new experiences called the “Offline” mode would help users stay active even if they are not online. Currently, when you are offline, messages are not delivered, and you are prompted to retry and delete the messages. With the “Offline” mode rolling out next week, you can send a message while you are disconnected from an active internet connection and Teams will send the message when you are online within 24 hours. After 24 hours, you will have to type the message again.

Microsoft has also made accommodation now for global admins to create organization-wide teams with up to 10,000 members. According to Gadgets 360, “when organization-wide teams are created, all global admins and Teams service administrators will be added as team owners and all active users as team members.”

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