We’ve all used video conferencing services like Zoom, Microsoft Teams, and Google Meet a lot since the pandemic. Microsoft Teams recently received an update that will benefit the majority of Apple users. Tech behemoth Microsoft released a native Apple silicon version of Teams. This update will include some performance and efficiency improvements that will benefit Apple’s new M1 and M2 chips. Microsoft says that this update will be available in the coming months.
“For Mac users, this means a significant boost in performance, ensuring efficient use of device resources and an optimized Teams experience even when using multiple high-resolution monitors during calls or meetings,” says Anupam Pattnaik, member of the Microsoft Teams marketing teams in a blog post.
The current Mac version of Microsoft Teams runs as an Intel app via Apple’s Rosetta 2 emulator. Apple’s new MacBooks with Apple’s own M chips have been available for quite some time, and this native support for Apple silicon chips was a highly requested feature; now, all Mac users receive this update automatically.
“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.” Pattnaik explains in the blog.