Microsoft Teams has native Apple silicon support – here’s how to get it

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Anyone who has used Microsoft Teams on Mac and watched every other kind of software update for Apple silicon around them, today is a really good day.

Today, Microsoft announced (opens in a new tab) that it brings Apple silicon support to the Microsoft Teams app for Mac. The update, which begins rolling out today, will add support for all Mac computers running the M1 and M2 processor series.

So whether you have a MacBook Pro M1, Mac Studio, or the new MacBook Air with an M2 chip, Microsoft Teams will be specially designed to work faster and more efficiently on your Mac.

How can I get the Apple Silicon version of Microsoft Teams?

So when can you get your digital hands on the Apple Silicon version of Microsoft Teams? This will depend on whether you have already installed the application. Microsoft says all Mac users will be automatically upgraded with the next Teams app update.

However, if you want to manually download the build, Microsoft says its generally available version will be rolling out to customers in the “coming months.”

Microsoft is committed to innovation and to the Mac, so we’re excited to bring this to our Mac users. All Mac users will be automatically upgraded to their most recent update to Teams. The generally available (GA) version of the native Teams app on Mac with Apple Silicon will be rolling out to customers gradually over the next few months.

If you really can’t wait and want to get it right away, it also appears to be available to those who have signed up for public and developer previews of Microsoft’s software.

Microsoft is certainly quite behind the game. Zoom and Google Chrome, which is everyone’s home for Google Meet, have long since added native support for Apple silicon.

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