Microsoft Teams app design fundamentals
Quickly learn about the fundamentals of Teams app design. You can find comprehensive guidance and examples in the Microsoft Teams UI Kit (Figma).
Teams relies on a grid layout to ensure consistent and elegant relationships between design components. The grid’s 4-pixel base unit allows components to scale consistently across all display sizes in Teams.
An avatar is a graphical representation of a person, team, bot, or entity in Teams. An avatar group is often used to convey live activity or a represent a roster in a way that preserves vertical space.
Teams web and desktop supports default (light), dark, and high-contrast themes, while Teams mobile supports light and dark themes. Each theme has its own color scheme.
Teams apps use icons provided by Fluent UI.
Teams uses Segoe UI for its type ramp and different font sizes and weights to help create hierarchy and ensure readability.
Copy and content
To feel part of Teams, your app copy in general should follow these Microsoft voice principles: warm and relaxed, crisp and clear, and ready to lend hand.
Your app icon can go a long way in conveying your brand to Teams users. Getting your icon design right is also important for publishing your app to AppSource.