Teams uses 600MB and is super slow!
Quotes from various users about memory usage and slow performance:
"Team is a memory hog! 100s MB! Slack is about 50."
"The memory consumption is over 300MB!!! This should be a priority."
"Just started evaluating teams, 500+ MB and 10-15% CPU. This is in a citrix VDI. Does teams use hardware rendering? If so is there a way to turn it off? I had to do this with the rest of Office."
"I dont understand why my Teams application only uses 70MB when other people in my organization are towards half a gig! What is causing this Teams?"
"Make it less CPU heavy, 20% CPU on switch tabs? Really?"
"See attached picture."
Performance has been and continues to be a big focus area for Teams. One main area we have made improvements in is responsiveness for the most frequent user actions of switching between Chat, Channel, and Activity. We are also focused on reducing resource consumption and application load time. More improvements are on the way.
7 months and still nothing to show from Microsoft - Absolutely pathetic !
On macOS. Most recent update is creating lots of lag. specifically, switching from one application back to Teams. I start typing, but its lagging, so no typed text appears for like 2-3 seconds.
This is the usage, after only a few minutes of running. And it's doing nothing but just sitting on a chat window, not even in use!
only 600MB? consider yourself lucky friend. Teams regularly uses over 2GB on my laptop, and reaches CPU loads of 30 - 50%, up until I finally kill it. I didn't think it was possible, but MS has produced an app that's even worse than iTunes! Congrats I guess :/
This is becoming more and more of an issue as we expand the usage of Teams in the organization. Particularly for our terminal server users where just the Teams application can eat a large majority of the server memory.
The kyat and the file sharing are convenient.
But, Teams still uses 600MB over.
I wish for improvement.
Jeff Muise commented
Small Business here 50~ users Please fix Teams Memory usage 400-500Mb per user is unacceptable.
Greg Wells commented
A bunch of my users in the last week suddenly started reporting massive lag & overuse of system resources by Teams. Whatever they did on the last update did not help.
Shawn Eary commented
The memory usage of MS Teams is better these days, but I just caught MS Teams eating up almost 50% of a Xeon E5504 CPU. Killing it and restarting it has resolved the issue for now...
Just opening it hogs 450MB of memory. This is uncalled for. Various locations have different computers, some with very small memory. I would think if you were using chat, you only have to load chat. If you need another item, you would then load that. When you close out of any - it should reduce the volume. Also, I don't understand why you can't delete chats like you did in Skype. These huge threads must take a lot of memory just sitting there. If animations are included, it must use even more. It seems the more you try to do the worse things get.
2 Gb of RAM !!!
6 months after Microsoft answer, Teams continues draining the memory of my PC!
I'm trying to use it on the web to avoid being forced to restart the PC a couple of times a day.
This tool is a massive Memory and Power Usage drain. It needs adjusting, its hard to not transition to Slack when this tool is such a drain on resources.
OneNote 49MB, Outlook 175MB, Teams FOUR. HUNDRED. FORTY. SIX. MB...
I have Teams running in the system tray on my desktop. I don't notice the high CPU load much but the laptop fan gets very annoying with the same issue.
A while back I put the Teams processes into our Application monitor. The results speak for themselves. Especially where it's been left over Christmas. It always drops down to reasonable CPU/RAM usage whenever I open the Teams app though. (Blank graph is either the PC wasn't on or Teams wasn't running).
I'm only in 1 team and 3 chats!
Version: "You have Microsoft Teams Version 1.2.00.34161 (64 bit). It was last updated on 18/12/2019."
Spec: i5-8500 (6 core, 3.0GHz) / 16GB RAM
What I particularly don't understand, and object to, is that Teams uses huge amounts of memory even when the app is closed, and supposedly isn't running. EG today, following a complete system reboot, and not having used Teams at all since that re-boot, it's consuming 120MB of memory
Once I am done with standup in the morning I have to force close the app because it makes my entire i7 (recent) crawl to an almost halt, not just the teams app, my entire machine starts to chug
Sebastien Verdet commented
I know it's in preview, but the Linux one is also really resource hungry. It was the same when I was under Windows. I can't even determine why it can cause "Disk" process status on an SSD. It's meant to be idle when I captured htop !!!
Teams uses over 400 MB memory on Windows and Linux. OS and system specs don't matter, it still uses quadruple what it should for no apparent reason. Noone at MS seems to care or be able to give an answer as to why.
Captain Marcus commented
Just to be fair: even if you run Teams in Edge (which works quite well, BTW), that tab's process is still using 600+MB. But Teams Admin takes over 1GB. So it's not Teams by itself, it's whatever they used to write these things.
You know it's bad though when a web app is just as hungry on RAM as a desktop app.