Microsoft Teams has finally been optimized for Apple Silicon Macs

Microsoft has finally released a version of Teams optimized to run Apple Silicon Macs, it announced. “For Mac users, this means a significant performance boost that ensures efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience, even when using multiple high-resolution monitors during calls or meetings,” wrote Microsoft’s Anupam Pattnaik.

The updated app comes nearly two years after Apple unveiled its first silicon-powered M1 devices. Previously, Teams was running with Rosetta 2 translation, which resulted in performance issues like slow startup times, lag, and more. A workaround was to run the progressive web app version of Teams, which requires the Microsoft Edge Mac browser.

Other Microsoft apps, including the Office suite, weren’t available long after silicon-powered Macs debuted. However, the company only started beta testing a version of Teams optimized for the new chips in April.

The new versions of Team are released as a universal binary that runs natively on both Intel and Silicon Macs. You’ll have to wait a bit, though – Microsoft plans to release it “gradually over the coming months.”

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