The new Microsoft Teams (Preview)

The preview release of the new Microsoft Teams desktop app on Windows was reimagined from the ground up for a faster, simpler, and more flexible experience. Read more below.

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The app will be twice as fast while consuming up to 50% fewer resources.

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A more polished, responsive UX that’s easier to navigate and get more done.

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More flexible

Innovations that streamline multiple tenants or accounts, giving you more extensibility and scale.

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Opt in today!

While we’re still polishing up the new experience, you can try it now! Select the Try the new Teams toggle in the upper-left corner of the Windows desktop. Toggle back and forth between the new Teams and the legacy version (classic Teams) as many times as you like—in fact, we encourage it! Let us know what you think in our Teams Feedback Portal.

Don’t see the toggle? Try signing out and back in, or check with your IT administrator for guidance on when your organization will be enabling the new Teams experience.

User training guide

Last reviewed on May 25, 2023Features in the new Teams

The current Teams app wasn’t built in a day, and the new Teams won’t be either. Many of the features you know and love from classic Teams are already in the new experience, but others—like breakout rooms and 3rd party apps—are still being worked on. Check out what’s available and what the team is still working on. This list will be updated on a regular basis.

What’s available

  • Activity feed
  • Chat
  • Calls, including regular calls and Teams-to-Teams calls
  • Personal call settings, including calling forwarding, custom ringtones, voicemail, manage delegates, emergency calling, call group
  • Meetings, including meeting start notification, custom backgrounds, and PowerPoint Live
  • Teams and channels, including the new channels experience
  • Support for multiple work accounts and tenants
  • Downloading, uploading, and viewing files, as well as the Files tab in chats and channels
  • Apps, including 1st party apps, such as Virtual Appointments, Approvals, and Tasks, and Microsoft 365 apps, such as Microsoft Viva

What’s being worked on

  • Mac, VDI, EDU, and web platforms
  • Special clouds (GCC, GCC-High, DoD)
  • Advanced calling features, such as call queues and reverse number lookup
  • Advanced meeting features, such as breakout rooms and 7×7 video
  • Teams and channel creation, cross-posting, and channel announcements
  • Search in chats and channels
  • Files app, 3rd party apps, and Line of Business (LOB) apps

IT admins – How to roll out
the new Teams

Before you start, review the list of feature limitations above to decide if it’s right for your organization or your early adopters. You can manage the new Teams experience using Teams PowerShell or in the Teams Admin Center. For step-by-step instructions on how to roll out the new Teams, read through our documentation, which includes a known issues list.

Use our handy eBook slides to brief your Help Desk on what’s different.

Already know you want to enable the new Teams experience? Go straight to the rollout instructions in our technical documentation or read the blog post.

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