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."
Great performance and user experience remain a topmost priority for us. Application launch time has seen improvements in the recent build. We will continue making improvements across the product including channel to chat switching and overall resource consumption.
For one of the clients I am working with a lot of their users are still complaining about Teams making their pcs unusable. We are in a situation where many users now only open Teams if they need to attend a meeting after closing all their other apps. This is going to cause a problem later in the year when we migrate their telephony to Teams as they will need the desktop client running all the time so they don't miss calls. This has been an outstanding issue for three years now. It would be good for Microsoft to invest in the stability of the product rather then launching new features which are no good to anyone if they cannot use Teams in the first place
Teams is almost unusable for me in the browser on Linux, it hangs every time I try to type a message for sometimes minutes, and the user experience is terrible. Please fix, this is the only web app I have any issues with under Linux I use daily for work. Jira is faster than Teams.......
Brian S commented
500 mb just starting it.
Alex Hayward commented
We used teams for all of our comms with everyone wfh. It's impossible to do anything outside of teams whilst in calls - that includes viewing the chat etc. almost unusable.
The performance is even poorer if you are sharing your screen;
Marc Goedde commented
with such a slow performance - teams is not usable!!!!
Pls. fix that quick... so many customers will use this atm because of Covid 19.
Our users are complaining that the laptops/tablets they are using are slow because of Teams. I can confirm this seems to be a memory problem. Why is Zoom so lightweight and Teams hogging memory?! Please fix asap.
IT Adika Jaya Dewata commented
Teams Engineering is to Slow to Fix This Issue, i hope can fix ASAP! , this is Priority for Our Company who using Teams for Internal Chat. Thanks.
Please prioritize this work effort. Thanks!
Well, let's give up on the RAM usage, modern browsers also use gigs of RAM after browsing some pages.
But for CPU, I agree it is crazy, especially when you are in a meeting with a screen being shared, and you simply want to open the conversation tab : if takes more or less 2 or 3 seconds to show the pane, and 2 seconds to hide it (I have a 2019 laptop with 32GB of RAM, so it is not the PC...)
I don't believe that such delays for JS-based code probably, would be acceptable on a website selling some stuff...
Compared to VS Code, which is also an Electron app, the CPU usage is insane (even if you do not use any AV feature).
Teams is really annoying, it consumes a lot of memory on my laptop(700 Mb - 1000 Mb) but when I go over to my brothers laptop it uses 80-90% less memory on his laptop. What is the cause of this.
(This screenshot is on my laptop not my brothers)
Teams is using so much memory it crashes internet connection for the computer. Have to reboot to reconnect
8/4/2020 and we are still having resource usage issues with Teams. Any word on improvements?
Jonathan Blackwell commented
Memory is inexpensive these days. Allow Teams to use multiple GB to increase performance if that is what it takes. CPU usage however is a different story. It regularly spikes CPU usage above 50% and that is unacceptable. It happens on hundreds of our machines.
Microsoft Team Crashing my Laptop frequently. The CPU utilization reach to 100 % and I observed it crashed my laptop. Today it crashed four times
In my humble opinion, Teams seems to me to be a Beta version of a software that shouldn't have been released to public. Teams software is slow, unresponsive, freezes my computer. When are we going to receive a decent software version release?
Philip Leitch commented
Can we have an update, please? You are coming up to 4 years and the problem has only increased, and responses for 4 years have say you are working on it.
Alex and Microsoft Teams team - any update on this?
Top 3 MS Teams problems in our environment
1) Performance - ram usage
2) Having to delete and reload MS Teams applications. We clear out the following folders
d) Run the "Teams_windows_x64.exe" to reload the program
3) When the user logs on their PC, they have to wait about a minute or so for Microsoft Teams to load. The process keeps their hard drive busy and make it seem "slow" to the users.
This definitely needs work Microsoft - Teams is SO slow compared to tools like Slack etc.
Perhaps consider switching to the same ultra-fast framework that tools like Airtable, Slack etc use that is lightening fast.
Tejasvi Hegde commented
Teams development team already should have taken care of it while designing. And even after user base has increased so much, the team is still "working on it" ? Something is not right at Team's team. Time to change the person in charge of development?