Microsoft Teams will soon run faster on MacBook

Microsoft Teams for MacBook

Like every other video conferencing tools, Microsoft Teams is
also far from perfect, but it’s getting better year by year.
Despite various flaws, it remains one of our favourite services
on the market and it even has over 115 million active users,
according to Microsoft.

For the past few months, Microsoft has been promising that the
upcoming Microsoft Teams update
would deliver some substantial performance improvements and
reduce overall resources usage. In a new forum post, Microsoft
has quietly confirmed it’s also working
on a performance update for macOS client, which is based on
Electron.

Specifics haven’t been shared, but this is yet another
confirmation that Microsoft Teams will soon run better on
MacBook, even if you have the model with low-end spec.

As explained by users on Microsoft forums, Teams desktop client
is always using a significant amount of CPU and it’s almost
“unusable” in some cases

“It looks like Zoom easily wins on performance and features on
Mac. Probably related to the underlying base that each was
constructed upon. With Teams taking months and potentially
years to fix bugs that’s about all you can really put it down
to,” one user noted on the forums.

Fortunately, Microsoft is aware of the reports and it’s
currently working on a new update that will reduce memory/CPU
usage.

Microsoft is also “aggressively addressing other areas of
performance around the Mac client”, but it’s not yet clear when
that update will arrive.

Other features coming to Microsoft Teams

According to Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the company will finally
allow you to reply to a specific message. You can soon
right-click on a message and include the original message with
your reply, which should help users jump back to older
conversations quickly or get more context.

In addition to these improvements, Microsoft is also
introducing support for a new emoji picker that will support
various skin tone, categories, and up to 800 emojis.

Apart from the new emoji picker, the Teams desktop client is
said to be getting improved together mode, low-bandwidth usage
mode, and more.

Microsoft is currently planning to roll out these new features
in April.

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