To date, of course, Microsoft Teams works just fine on Apple’s Silicon-Macs, but every user knows it could be just a little bit better. Until now, the app did not officially support Apples own processors, but that is about to change. All you have to do is download an update.
While all kinds of competing apps got updates with Apple Silicon support, Microsoft Teams had to do without until now. Starting today, however, Microsoft is rolling out an update that adds this support for both the company’s M1 and M2 processors.
Microsoft Teams supports Apple Silicon
So if you have a recently released MacBook Air, MacBook Pro or Mac Studio, with either an M1 or M2 chipset, and you’re using Teams, that’s good news. Not only will the application work more efficiently on your hardware from now on, it will also respond to your commands noticeably faster.
Microsoft Teams illustration. (Image: Microsoft)
The big question now is: when can you get started with Microsoft Teams’ updated app? The American company says that everyone who already has the app on his or her Mac will get the update automatically. For now, this is the fastest method, even though you don’t know exactly when the update will arrive.
What about downloading it manually?
Unfortunately, downloading the update manually is not an option. The latest version of Microsoft Teams, which thus supports Silicon, will not be available as a manual download for several months. So – for some reason – this is a slow process, but at least development is underway.
If you really can’t wait, there is a third option available. For example, you can sign up for the test version of the program. You can choose between the version for public testers or for developers. Please note that all kinds of unforeseen problems can occur.