The new Microsoft Teams

Important

We have updated the offical name of classic Teams as follows:

  • "Microsoft Teams classic" for Windows 10 and Mac devices.
  • "Microsoft Teams classic (work or school)" for Windows 11 devices.

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What is the new Teams?

The new Teams desktop client is reimagined from the ground up with performance in mind, providing a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. The new Teams client installs and loads faster, letting you launch the app and join meetings more quickly, giving you more time to focus on the business tasks.

The new Teams ensures more efficient use of device resources. You can lower memory and disk usage with a Teams app optimized for your device. Whether you have users on multiple accounts or tenants, the new Teams can help eliminate the silos and bring them together in one place, giving them more extensibility and scale.

Note

See What's features are changing? to review some of the changes you will see.

New Teams availability

New Teams is available for:

  • Windows
  • Mac
  • VDI
  • Edu
  • Web

New Teams is not available for these Customer segments:

  • Consumer
  • Desktop running a Windows 10 version earlier than 10.0.19041

New Teams client availability

The new Teams client is now available for the Web.

Browser Date
R4, Chrome/Edge, Non-EDU Mid November 2023
Chrome/Edge, EDU November 2023
Safari/Firefox (target date) March 2024
Gov March 2024
Microsoft 365 operated by 21Vianet in China March 2024

New Teams schedule for clients

Important

These schedules only apply if your organization has set the Teams Update policy "Use new Teams Client" to either:

  • Microsoft controlled (the value in the Teams Admin Center) or
  • Microsoft choice (if you are using PowerShell)

Learn more about Teams Admin policies.

When will all users see the "Try the new Teams" toggle?

Licenses

License Availability date
Business Licenses and Teams Essentials Available
Enterprise and other Licenses See the schedule listed in this article.

Update channels

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Learn more about update channels, including how to make changes here:

If the update channel isn't listed, then the Monthly Enterprise Channel schedule is followed.

Update channel Date
Public preview program Available
Targeted release program Available
Monthly Enterprise Channel Available
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) Available
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel, Semi-annual Extended, LTSC and remaining channels Available
Current Channel In rollout
Government Cloud (GCC, GCC High) Preview In rollout
Government Cloud (DoD) Preview March 2024
Microsoft 365 operated by 21Vianet in China March 2024

When will the new Teams become the default client?

Existing Teams users are updated to the new Teams based on two factors:

Users are switched once to the new Teams. Afterward, users can switch back to classic Teams if they wish.

Licenses

License Date
Business Licenses and Teams Essentials October 2023
Enterprise and other Licenses See the schedule listed in this article.

Update channels

If the update channel isn't listed, then the Monthly Enterprise Channel schedule is followed.

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Learn more about update channels, including how to make changes here: Update channels for Microsoft 365 apps.

Update channel Date
Teams Public Preview October 2023
Targeted Release Channel October 2023
Current Channel Late October 2023
Monthly Enterprise Channel December 2023
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel (Preview) November 2023
Semi-Annual Enterprise Channel, Semi-annual Extended, LTSC, and remaining channels January 2024
Government Cloud (GCC, GCC High) Preview March 2024
Government Cloud (DoD) Preview May 2024
Microsoft 365 operated by 21Vianet in China May 2024

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