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(How To) Teams Update - Windows 10

How-to update the Microsoft Teams application in Windows 10

Microsoft Teams is a popular unified communications (UC) platform and part of Office 365. While Teams is available through your web browser in your Office 365 account, the downloaded application is the recommended way to use Teams. Microsoft is frequently updating Teams to add features and address problems.  As a result, the Teams application needs to be updated occasionally to keep it functioning correctly. Teams is an application installed at the user account level. Microsoft currently does not provide a way to update the application globally and requires each user to update their own application. There are two recommended ways to update the application.

Update through the notification banner.

Within the Teams application you may see a notification at the top of the window stating “Looks like you're on an old version of Teams. Update within __ days to continue the app. Download"

  1. Click on the link that says "Download" and an Edge browser window will open with the download starting automatically.  


  2. Click on the downloaded exe file in the lower left corner to start the update.  


  3. The application will relaunch when the update is completed.


Update using “Check for updates”

You can initiate the update manually.

  1. click on your profile picture in the upper right corner to bring up a drop-down menu. 


  2. Then click on "Check for Updates." Teams will check for updates and run then in the background.

Keywords:Team, Teams, Microsoft, Updating, updates, check for updates   Doc ID:58644
Owner:Help Desk K.Group:UW-Milwaukee Help Desk
Created:2015-12-01 16:57 CDTUpdated:2022-02-17 13:35 CDT
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