Earlier this week, Microsoft started rolling out native support for Apple silicon Macs on the Microsoft Teams app. This includes models such as the M1 iMac and brand new M2 MacBook Air. Apple rolled out the first generation of M1 Macs back in November 2020 and Microsoft said it has been working on the native version of Microsoft Teams for the past few months.
The Teams app will be automatically upgraded on macOS when the app is rolled out to customers in the next few months. Now separate download will be needed. Currently, the app is only available from the Office Insider Program, as it is still in beta.
“The generally available (GA) version of the native Teams app on Mac with Apple silicon is being rolled out to customers in increments over the coming weeks. As soon as the rollout is finished, everyone will be automatically upgraded with their most recent update to Teams, so there isn’t a need to search for download links and manually install Teams.”
Microsoft has said that the new native version will help the app run more smoothly on M1 and M2 Macs and crucially, be more efficient with device resources.