Microsoft Teams app for Apple computers, which was actually made to run on Intel processors, can now natively run on Macs with Apple chips too.

As announced by Microsoft, the new Teams app will provide faster performance on Mac MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and the Mac Studio run on Apple M1 or M2 chips. Till then, Apple users were forced to use Rosetta 2 compatibility layer for making the Teams app work on Apple chips-based computers.

Microsoft Teams on Apple Computers

For a long, Apple has been using Intel chips for all its computer line-up. But since they’re slow and seemed limited, Apple developed its own silicon – M1 and M2 chips – and started chipping them in the new-age computers.

But this transition has to be supported by the entire community, including the app developers, who should tune their apps to run natively on the systems with Apple M-series chips. And Microsoft is doing this now with its Teams app.

As announced today, the Microsoft Teams app will run natively on Mac MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, 24-inch iMac, and the Mac Studio running on Apple M1 or M2 chips. All these systems needed an emulator like Rosetta 2 for running the Teams app till now.

Since Microsoft removed this barrier, they said Apple users could expect “a significant boost in performance, ensuring efficient use of device resources,” more specifically at the times when using multiple high-resolution monitors during a call.

The new Teams app is rolling out to everyone gradually, but takes months to reach everyone, says Microsoft. Yet, we expect the transition to happen much faster, considering its need today among corporate users. Microsoft has already updated its OneDrive app similarly to suit the new Apple computers.


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