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.
Yeah.. it is super slow especially in starting up. Many of my user remove the program and use email instead! That is insane. And those are top executive, cannot force them to put it back on. So our company stepped back 30 years because we don't allow other communication software!!! Please fix this long lag issue!!!!
Jose segura commented
I found some interesting information on a JAMF blog related to Teams and high CPU utilization that was really interesting. https://www.jamf.com/jamf-nation/discussions/31727/microsoft-teams-high-cpu-utilisation.
random n commented
The CPU usage seems to be particularly bad if Teams restarts itself for a silent update, or is started with "Open application in background" active and never brought to a visible state. From what I can see, the mainWindow renderer never pauses in this condition, and animations like the blinking text cursor (whose blink rate doesn't honour the system setting), the chat window updating, emojis, etc will still consume resources in the background unnecessarily.
Suppressing updates with hooks.json customization and preventing use of the --system-initiated parameter in the startup key (HKLM\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Teams) will help with this (and the former is necessary in a VDI install to stop repeated failed updates), but that's all a set of band-aids. It needs a proper fix from the Teams team.
So.... 3 years working on it?
How about info on what progress has been made, if any. We have some powerful computers in the office and this seems to be a real drag. I don't understand the CPU usage when the app is just idle. I found if I close and reopen it, the CPU drops but memory usages is still high.
Still slower than Skype and consumes more memory - this is not an upgrade!
Rafael Vilela commented
The company that I am working on is moving the Skyper for Business to Teams and I can say we are in a really complicated situation. I have 8GB RAM in my laptop an Teams is not stable (high CPU and memory usage), sometimes I click on Teams to reply a message and there is a delay (it is true) of about 10 SECONDS to open the window.
HOW CAN I WORK USING TEAMS?!
Ditto, Ditto, Ditto. We are looking at using teams company wide and started on the roll out and there it is, a consistent 500+MB memory and 5->15% CPU utilization and we've barely got started. Too bad MS cant get this right. Great product but not worth the headaches caused by excessive resource consumption.
Bloated, slow and resource hog. Unusable!
If this app came from anyone else (who can force it down our throats) they would be out of business.
Teams is frequently very frustratingly slow when typing text (Windows 10 desktop). I can barely type in the "Give feedback" box in Teams because it lags so badly. I type a word and then have to wait a couple of seconds before the word appears! Likewise it is slow to type text in the chat area. I think this awfully slow performance might be related to the fact that my colleague and I have a large number of messages in the chat area because we've been discussing work topics in detail for a long time. However, it is really essential for Teams to support a large number of chat messages because Teams is intended for companies to use.
Another frustrating problem is that whenever I reopen Teams, or whenever I move away from the chat area and then later return to the chat area, the chat is NOT scrolled to the most recent message at the bottom. I have to use the scrollbar every time in order to scroll down to the most recent message. Furthermore, it is slow to use the scrollbar to scroll to the bottom because it takes time to load the messages. It is also slow to switch between the "Chat" and "Teams" areas of Teams.
Hi i've a terminal server with 20 users always connected, everyone has teams installed, with 16 user teams works OK but with 4 user teams consume all CPU resource (with single thread 1 core), i already clean C:\Users\***\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Teams, but when teams starts it keep consuming 1 CPU core.
Have you got some tips?
Jesse Ruppell commented
The lack of caching of conversation history is incredibly frustrating and becoming a serious barrier for adoption. Users are quitting Teams because of this. Where we expected that adopting Teams could increase our collaboration, it is in fact decreasing it.
Andy Sims commented
As all the others are saying - Teams is impossible to use. Memory usage on my high spec laptop often exceeds 3Gb, and sits at 20-40% cpu with nothing showing - no alerts, unread threads etc.
I am activly encouraging people to evaluate tools like slack, etc when asked how I am finding teams.
It has the potential to be a great product, but not the way it is working now. The development roadmap MUST address these core issues first before adding any new features. Teams needs to be a lean and mean collaboration tool, that improves our productivity, not something we have to fight until we get so fustrated we turn it off, and go back to Skype/webex etc
It feels like we are asking for a fundamental change in the way teams is architected, so if this is the case do it now.
In my case disabling hardware acceleration reduces RAM consumption and the number of processes ... (running in the background consumes 4 processes about 300MB)
At the moment this seems like a complete farce of a situation. Teams is replacing older but perfectly functional products (at least from end user point of view) but already I've run into three embarrassingly awful problems.
1. High CPU when I've not even used it yet. It's just loaded and 25-30% CPU is in use.
2. Doesn't seem to care about group policy or registry for settings, instead using an unmanageable json file. Maybe there's some MDM stuff I can do, maybe not.
3. Installs on a per-user basis, i.e. into the user profile. Multi-user machine, multiple installs. Madness.
Who the **** is signing off of this nonsense inside Microsoft? Heads should surely roll.
Pull it together MS. Teams would be ideal for our workplace, but I refuse to have my entire team rely on a product that I have waited for 2 years to be fixed. There is great potential with Teams but I cant set up my team for failure.
Does any one have suggestions on a program like Teams, but NOT MS?
Everybody in my Team is complaining about performance when we are using video during a meeting. Screensharing doesnt seem to effect the performance but with video on, the usage of any other tools is just painfull .... No, we are not the functionality to blur background or anything that at least might be a reason for taking so much power.
Chris Francis commented
So 2 and a half years later, Microsoft is still "working on it?" That's great customer service and development.
We are using teams it consumes more RAM it will effecting System performance how can i resolve this issue.
James Kay commented
It is huge. Together with its helper it's using over 1.1GB on my Mac. That's insane and three times more memory than any other application on my Mac!