Microsoft has created a native version of its Microsoft Teams client for Macs with M1 or M2 chips. The software giant has developed an Apple Silicon-native version of Microsoft Teams that should include performance benefits for Mac users with the latest M1 or M2 chips, and it will roll out over the next few months.
“For Mac users, this means a significant performance boost, ensuring efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience even when using multiple high-resolution monitors during calls or meetings,” says Anupam Pattnaikmember of the Microsoft Teams product marketing team, in a blog post.
The existing version of Microsoft Teams runs as a standard application using Apple’s Rosetta 2 emulation, and native support for Teams on Apple Silicon has been a highly requested feature. While all Teams Mac users will be automatically upgraded to this new app update, the rollout will take place over months rather than days or weeks.
“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,” says Pattnaik. If you don’t want to wait for the update to hit your machine, a beta version has been released. available for a few months now.
The native version of Microsoft Teams for Apple Silicon comes nearly two years after Microsoft released native versions of Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and OneNote for M1 Macs.