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How to install Microsoft Teams on a macOS


Microsoft Teams is the hub for teamwork in Microsoft 365. The Teams service enables instant messaging, audio and video calling, rich online meetings, mobile experiences, and extensive web conferencing capabilities. In addition, Teams provides file and data collaboration and extensibility features and integrates with Microsoft 365 and other Microsoft and partner apps. You can sign up for it standalone, or use it as part of the larger Office 365 suite of applications. Kindly refer to these related guides: How to install and activate Office 2019 on your Mac PC, How to Cancel Office 365 Family Subscription, how to complete Microsoft Office 365 Family Subscription, how to Hide or Remove the Search Button from Windows 11 Taskbar, how do you change the account that Office says it belongs to on a Mac, and how to remove Microsoft Outlook, Teams, Words PowerPoint, and Excel apps from Mac.

Before proceeding with the installation of Teams, kindly use Spotlight search to make sure Teams isn’t already installed on your Mac. If Teams is already installed, you’re all set! Otherwise, follow the steps below.Here are some other guides you may want to take a look at How to Enable or Prevent Reopen Windows when logging back in after Restart or Shutdown on Mac, how to hide or stop Apps such as OneDrive from opening automatically upon login on Macbook Pro, and how to download a shared ZOOM recording.

Teams is built on Microsoft 365 groups, Microsoft Graph, and the same enterprise-level security, compliance, and manageability as the rest of Microsoft 365 and Office 365. Teams leverage identities stored in Azure Active Directory (Azure AD). Teams keep working even when you’re offline or experiencing spotty network conditions.

Microsoft provides an installer for Teams in the.PKG format, which walks you through the installation via a wizard. Microsoft Team can be downloaded from the following Microsoft official link. Clicking on the ‘Download for Desktop’ link below will redirect you to the download page.


Once in the download by region page, click on download Teams as shown below.


This will download the Teams_osx.pkg file as shown below. Navigate to your Downloads folder and double-click on Teams_osx.pkg


On the welcome to the Microsoft teams Installer, click on continue to proceed.


Choose how you want to install Teams and click Continue. For me, I will be selecting the first option “Install for all users of this computer”.


Kindly follow the prompts. The next screen lets you know how much disk space it will use, and asks for confirmation on where to install it.  On the installation type, please select Install as shown below.


Administrative rights will be needed to complete the installation. Enter your password and hit the Install Software.

The installer will start copying files at this point, and show you its progress.

As yu can see, we have successfully installed teams. You can click Close to quit the Teams installer.


Once the installation process is completed, proceed to open Teams. Teams will eventually recognise your account immediately. If this is not the case, enter your Microsoft 365 email.


You can locate the Teams installer from the download folder (in my case Desktop) and trash it (move it to the Bin). It is create to clean up in order to save storage space.


Note: In some versions of MacOs X, you will have to allow Teams to access your microphone and camera. If the program does not request it, you will have to turn on access in your device settings. You may want to see how to control access to Camera on Mac or control access to your microphone on Mac.

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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