Hardware requirements for Microsoft Teams

All of the requirements in the following sections apply to both the Microsoft Teams desktop app and the Teams Web app.

Hardware requirements for Teams on a Windows PC

Component Requirement
Computer and processor Minimum 1.6 GHz (or higher), 2 core
Memory 4.0 GB RAM
Hard disk 3.0 GB of available disk space
Display 1024 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics hardware Windows OS: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update)
Operating system Windows 10, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016
.NET version Requires .NET 4.5 CLR or later
Video USB 2.0 video camera
Devices Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
Video calls and meetings
  • Requires 2-core processor. For higher video/screen share resolution and frame rate, a 4-core processor or better is recommended.
  • Background video effects require Windows 10 or a processor with AVX2 instruction set.
  • See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.
  • Joining a meeting using proximity detection in a Microsoft Teams Room requires Bluetooth LE, which requires Bluetooth to be enabled on the client device, and for Windows clients it also requires the 64-bit Teams client. This feature is not available on 32-bit Teams clients.
Teams live events If you are producing a Teams live event, we recommend using a computer that has a Core i5 Kaby Lake processor, 4.0-GB RAM (or higher), and hardware encoder. See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.

Hardware requirements for Teams on a Mac

Component Requirement
Computer and processor Intel Core Duo processor
Memory 4.0 GB RAM
Hard disk 1.5 GB of available disk space
Display 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
Operating system One of the three most recent versions of macOS. You can find information about the latest macOS versions, and how to upgrade your version of macOS, here. For example, when a new version of macOS is released, the new version and the two immediately preceding it become the supported versions.
Video Compatible webcam
Voice Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device
Video calls and meetings
  • Requires 2-core processor. For higher video/screen share resolution and frame rate, a 4-core processor or better is recommended.
  • Joining a meeting using proximity detection in a Microsoft Teams Room is not available on macOS.

Hardware requirements for Teams on Linux

Component Requirement
Computer and processor 1.6 GHz (or higher) (32-bit or 64-bit), 2 core
Memory 4.0 GB RAM
Hard disk 3.0 GB of available disk space
Display 1024 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics hardware 128 MB graphics memory
Operating system Linux distribution capable of installing DEB or RPM.
Video USB 2.0 video camera
Devices Standard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
Voice Compatible microphone and speakers, headset with microphone, or equivalent device
Video calls and meetings
  • Requires 2-core processor. For higher video/screen share resolution and frame rate, a 4-core processor or better is recommended.
  • Joining a meeting using proximity detection in a Microsoft Teams Room is not available on Linux.
Supported Linux distributions Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, Fedora 30 Workstation, RHEL 8 Workstation, CentOS 8

Hardware requirements for Teams on mobile devices

You can use Teams on these mobile platforms:

  • Android: Compatible with Android phones and tablets.

    Support is limited to the last four major versions of Android. For example, when a new, major version of Android is released, the Android requirement is the new version and the three most recent versions that precede it.

  • iOS: Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

    Support is limited to the two most recent major versions of iOS. For example, when a new, major version of iOS is released, the iOS requirement is the new version and the most recent versions that preceded it. The optional Blur my background video effect on iOS requires an operating system of iOS 12 or later, compatible with the following devices: iPhone 7 or later, iPad 2018 (6th generation) or later, and the iPod touch 2019 (7th generation).

Note

For the best experience with Teams, use the latest version of iOS and Android.

Hardware requirements for Teams in a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) environment

See Teams for Virtualized Desktop Infrastructure for requirements for running Teams in a virtualized environment.