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.
Recommend that IT buyers evaluate the installation image of software like Microsoft Teams to determine if the app is written in a sustainable technology set.
My IT shop does this does this today to determine if the app is using very outdated third party add in code modules.
I did this in the mid 2000s to find out if the application had holdover code modules from the mid 1990s Windows 95/98/me era.
We do not adopt applications using niche third party code modules without careful extra vetting.
For enterprise class productivity software, support costs are everything.
A forced upgrade or forced move to another software for my company's thousand of desktops plus mobile devices costs us tens of thousands of dollars and increased support costs.
Teams with its poor technology set, as pointed out by others here, is to be avoided.
99% of our users use Teams exclusively on laptops and not on mobile devices.
Still waiting for this... This sucks! I'm going to advocate my company of 500+ stop using Teams because it's such a resource hog. It's a terrible user experience.
I even turned ON [x] Disable GPU hardware acceleration, which is recommended by some, and also Read Receipts... This helps a little (goes from needing 90%-105% CPU & RAM down to 'only' needing 80%)...
Ferb! I know what the Microsoft Teams team is going to do today!
- not happy with MS Teams and actively advocating my company stops recommending/requiring it.
The memory usage is due to a programming language + programming library used by Teams.
Only a rewrite in a different technology stack or drastic reduction in features will reduce Teams memory usage.
React Native is good for small applications with 2 to 3 screens and simple logic; bad, unusable and unsupportable for larger complex apps.
The mobile app model for 95% of apps is to build the app in whatever technology is trendy at the time, make minor updates but no major changes, then dispose of the app in less than 3 years.
Repeat the process with the new technology 2 years after the first app was released using whatever is the trendy technology.
Teams is a ridiculous memory hog. Why does it need half a gig? to do, what exactly?? other than slow everything else down. If I didn't have to use it for work I'd have deleted it by now
Philip Leitch commented
4 years later and still waiting.....
John Hardwick commented
The number of times on a daily basis that I hear from my team complaining about Teams slowness is incredible.
For consumer software outside of Office and Outlook, Microsoft typically releases a new replacement product every 6 years.
By the time the existing product has critical mass of users and blocking bugs, the next new replacement product is due in 2 years.
Hence, no reason to make big changes to the existing product and "we are customer focused on improvements and usability" deferral comments from the MS support group.
2011 - Microsoft bought Skype in 2011.
2017 - Teams was released in 2017 - 6 years later.
So does that mean Teams replacement due in 3 years in 2023?
This happens with other MS products that 'wait until the next product in about 2 years, it will fix your issues....' is the mantra
Luis Muñoz commented
How come my computer can run finite element analysis software and CAD software at the same time, but open Teams and it brings it to its knees? Is there a fix on the way? Should the whole company switch back to Cisco solutions, or even worse, Skype?
Pablo Estigarribia commented
New with new chat Pop up, every new chat windows uses 100 or 200mb more.
So you can have a Teams processes with up to 2Gb of RAM usage if you have lot of chat windows.
Seems that performance was not prioritized for this new feature.
Over 3 years and 11K votes later and all we get is "Great performance and user experience remain a topmost priority". As far as I can see there are two possible conclusions here. Either that statement is true, but the people working on this project are not anywhere near competent enough to actually make something happen, or it's just an outright lie and we are simply being ignored. Or both...
Either way, I'd advise anyone to stay away from Teams when possible. Pick any alternative product at random and it will be better.
It is found that ms teams is highly utilizing memory resources and none other app utilizing memory as much as Teams.
It has some bugs. please check it and provide solution on this issue.
Ian Watts commented
I have 32GB of Ram and when running teams my machine still has a lag of 1 to 2 seconds. The amount of memory it uses is just ridiculous. I have to quit it to do any work, and then just keep checking in to see if anyone needs me.
Jonathan Millar commented
+1 for this issue.
Teams app on Windows 10 even idle consumes 5%+ CPU and just close to 1GB of RAM.
When simply typing a reply to a conversation, this jumps to over 20% CPU usage.
I tried it as a pinned tab in Chrome and the result was even worse, with often near 30% CPU usage when merely typing a reply.
This is on a machine with an i7-8650U.
Battery life definitely takes a hit, as the CPU can basically never idle - fans are on nearly constantly.
Despite this high utilisation, performance is sluggish throughout.
This is an issue noted by everybody in our org.
I can only suggest all of your to tweet this item and add these tags:
Raúl Cinza commented
Teams is by far the worst performing application in my Mac. I can visualize Microsoft laughing at us imagining new and original ways of torturing us with their bad performing software.
I bet they are paying our organization in order to run this psychological experiment they like to call Microsoft Teams.
Who on earth would implement their own notifications system when the built-in one works so well?
How is it possible that scrolling is so slow that sometimes it makes the application unusable on a latest Macbook Pro model?
Microsoft would do well in sacking the "genius" that leads the development.
Teams Client is terrible for memory use. it makes my large Adobe PDF files freeze up when adding comments.....
Well, honestly then the 600MB is the least Teams uses. Often we have 1.8 GB or more ... and then you get kicked by the garbage collector and swapping in and out of mem.
You may be "Working on it", but it's four years later, and still the same.
D'you think maybe you need a few more people working on it?
Bart Roozendaal commented
I'm sorry. I am a Microsoft fan but Teams is really disappointing. The functionality offered is great, but there is only one way that I can *sort of* use it: logoff, logon again before a meeting, DO NOT START ANYTHING else but Teams (not Outlook, not Visual Studio or VSCode). Then *maybe* there is a *sort of* video possible.
In these times companies depend on Teams. With the current sluggish performance, it is a utter annoyance to use it.
Btw, before you ask, I am on the highest end Surface Pro 7, 32Mb, full speed SSD, 200Mb up and down connection.
Teams is making my meetings a total nightmare, I can't unmute myself in time because my system is just slowed down so much because of teams. I can't even see the proper videos of my colleagues. It's so bad and makes my work so much more stressful.