Microsoft has announced a new version of Microsoft Teams, which introduces a revamped architecture that enhances performance and reduces resource usage. This updated version is now available for both Windows and Mac, following its preview release earlier this year.
In this new version of Teams, Microsoft claims that speed has doubled, RAM usage has decreased by 50%, and disk space has been reduced by 70% compared to the previous version. These improvements are a result of transitioning to WebView2 as the underlying technology, replacing the previous Electron framework.
Existing users of Teams will gradually receive automatic updates to the new version within the next few months. However, if users wish to update to the new Teams immediately, they can choose to enable the new Teams experience by clicking on the dedicated button located in the top-left corner of the app.
TLDR: Microsoft Teams has released a new version that boosts performance, reduces resource usage, and introduces an improved user experience. The update, powered by WebView2 technology, offers faster speed, decreased RAM usage, and reduced disk space requirements. Existing users will receive automatic updates, but immediate access to the new version can be enabled through a simple click.