Microsoft Teams is officially optimized for Apple Silicon

Arif Bacchus

Microsoft has been beta testing a version of Microsoft Teams that was optimized for Apple M1 or Apple M2 Macs, but the bigger moment has now arrived. The company has officially announced a native Microsoft Teams app for Apple Silicon Macs, rolling out to customers in increments over the next few months.

As you’d expect, the news means that those with Apple M1 or Apple M2-powered Macs should get better performance out of the app. This is because the app will no longer run under Apple’s Rosetta 2 emulation.

“For Mac users, this means a significant boost in performance, ensuring efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience even when using multiple high-resolution monitors during calls or meetings,” explained Microsoft.

Microsoft says that all Mac users will automatically be upgraded with their most recent update to Teams. It did not provide a specific date, however. Teams joins OneDrive, and Microsoft Office, as well as Microsoft Edge, all of which are also optimized for m1 Macs.