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Hardware requirements for Microsoft Teams

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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

ComponentComponentRequirement
Computer and processorAt least 1.6 GHz (or higher), 2-core processorMinimum 1.6 GHz (or higher), 2 core

For Intel processors, the maximum speed achieved using Intel Turbo Boost Technology (Max Turbo Frequency) must be considered
RAM Memory4.0 GB RAM 4.0 GB RAM
Hard diskPC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
DisplayDisplay1024 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics hardwareWindows 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) 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 systemWindows 10, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 10, Windows 10 on ARM, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012 R2.Note: Note: We recommend using the latest Windows version and security patches available.
.NET version .NET versionRequires .NET 4.5 CLR or later
VideoVideoUSB 2.0 video camera
DeviceDevicesStandard 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. 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 not available on 32-bit Teams clients.
Teams live eventsIf 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 not supported See Hardware decoder and encoder driver recommendations for a list of unsupported decoders and encoders.

Hardware requirements for Teams on a Mac

ComponentComponentRequirement
Computer and processorIntel Core Duo processor Intel Core Duo processor
RAM Memory4.0 GB RAM 4.0 GB RAM
Hard disk1.5 GB of available disk space
DisplayDisplayScreen resolution 1280x800 or higher 1280 x 800 or higher resolution
Operating systemOne 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.
VideoVideoCompatible webcamCompatible webcam
VoIPVoiceCompatible 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

ComponentComponentRequirement
Computer and processorAt least 1.6 GHz (or higher) (32-bit or 64-bit), 2-core processor 1.6 GHz (or higher) (32-bit or 64-bit), 2 core
RAM Memory4.0 GB RAM 4.0 GB RAM
Hard diskPC: 3.0 GB of available disk space
DisplayDisplay1024 x 768 screen resolution
Graphics hardwareAt least 128 MB graphics memory
Operating systemLinux distribution capable of installing DEB or RPM.
VideoVideoUSB 2.0 video camera
DeviceDevicesStandard laptop camera, microphone, and speakers
VoIPVoiceCompatible 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 distributionsUbuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, Fedora 30 Workstation, RHEL 8 Workstation, CentOS 8Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, Fedora 30 Workstation, RHEL 8 Workstation, CentOS 8
Supported Desktop environmentGNOME, KDEGNOME, KDE
Supported Display serverX11X11

Hardware requirements for Teams on mobile devices

You can use Teams on these mobile platforms:

  • Android: Compatible with Android phones and tablets.

    The support is on the last four 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.

    The support is on the both Support is limited to the latest major versions of iOS 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 Blur my background on iOS, requires iOS 12 or higher operating system, which is compatible with the following devices: iPhone 7 or higher, iPad 2018 (6th generation) or higher, and iPod Touch 2019 (7th generation). 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.

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