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.
Same here please see printscreen. Teams RAM usage is very high. Will there be an update or a lite version? This is unworkable...
Doyal A commented
I have a surface pro 4, and I have to routinely close other idle apps in order for teams to work, then I have to kill teams processes that are using +500M of RAM with the app closed. // This is crazy... // Especially since all the Mac users I know show decent performance... but across my peer group at work that use surface and other other LTs... it is bad. Please fix the memory issues. It behaves like a classic memory leak.
After teams integrated SharePoint, Calendar, Chat, Apps etc into one platform, it has been downhill for all those who work with Virtual Desktops. Most financial companies do not allow files to be accessible from your laptop. You have to be a in a secure system. Previously, Skype for Business would allow us to login from our laptop for calls / meetings and for Emails, SharePoint and other file access we would go into the VDI. At least we were alerted to new meetings, people could call us, we could call them, initiate chat etc easily and 80% of our communication was initiated with 2 clicks.
NOW: we have to keep our VDI open the whole time and keep checking into it every 15 mins to see if somebody is pinging you or you have a new ad hoc meeting. If I have to call another user who is also a VDI only user and does not have a company issued laptop, we have to first chat, then agree to a call, then setup a Teams meeting, then go into Teams and click the freaking join button twice, then initiate a voice call from the platform so that both users can then speak to each other. Was Microsoft Teams Product team not aware of Virtual Desktops? I spend a good additional hour everyday just due to this inconvenience and then there is a performance issue.
Just restart your VDI and out of 4 GB RAM, you are already at 2.3 GB usage. Teams shows 6 processes totally consuming 630 MB.
PLEASE GIVE US a Teams lite version that was like Skype for Business. Just plain chat and calendar with no access to files. I will gladly shut down regular teams and use SharePoint in browser mode. Open files inside teams is another horrible experience that is just not worth talking about.
I'm using a Dell Inspiron laptop with 16 GB of RAM and the performance of Teams is lackluster to say the least. I've had people tell me I'm breaking up in Teams meetings at times because Teams gets laggy such that I've had to switch to using Teams on my iPhone at times. Turning on my camera just makes everyone else's video turn into a slide show. The only program on my machine that uses more memory than Teams is Eclipse.
I cannot recommend Teams in its current state, the performance is just dreadful. I attended a Teams meeting of 5 participants last night (A/V) and my laptop grind down to a halt and became practically unusable, Lenovo i5 8GB RAM.
Likewise, the same meeting with Zoom everything was silky smooth, no lag, no resource contention, I was able to attend the meeting and get on with work at the same time. This is how it should be, Teams has a long way to go in this respect.
The development focus seems to be on integrating Teams with everything, its becoming this giant slow monolithic application which tries to do everything. Audio/Visual and Performance are key for me, at the end of the day that's why I use Teams, to attend meetings, at the moment i cannot do that.
Missed many meetings as it wont log on, had to do them on loud speaker.
Roy Corneloues commented
Teams is a hog! Even trying to take meeting notes in OneNote is almost impossible due to lag.
On average 700Mb+ RAM used, but often breaches 1Gb usage!
It appears to build throughout the day. The first few calls go fine but then as the day goes on the performance and impact on general PC using gets worse.
I've tried logging out/in, but that didn't help. Loathed to restart a Windows 10 1909 build machine 2-3 times a day. This should not be necessary!
I'm running a Surfafe Pro 4 i7-6650U with 16Gb RAM!
This should not be ab issue!
Dr Prateek Pandya commented
Unable to use other applications effectively as Teams consumes a minimum of 500+ MBs of RAM even when not in use.
Also consumes around 20% GPU.
Pl do something to improve the usability by reducing memory and GPU consumption..
Cant recommend Teams for our company - we run VDIs, I had to upgrade RAM to accommodate Teams thirsty behavior and of course Teams just decided to take more after that. 700 - 800MB in use when NOTHING is going on is not acceptable.
Trying with the web version now. Just as sluggish, but I hope it at least consumes less resources. Hot days are coming.
I just restarted Teams since it was using >1GB, after the restart it's using 750MB. This is worse than a browser with 25+ tabs open. Even my 3 instances of VisualStudio are using less memory comined. Come on, please make this a high priority.
This app is a resource hog. We use it for our organization, but man it's terrible.
This app is a mega **** in regards of resources required to run it.. Avoid if you can.
They have managed to improve the situation with the latest update and bump to 1GB and now even slower. Maybe someone miss understood, the challenge was not to make it worse.
Working on it, then you need to Work Faster!
You are building a bad reputation for your product while you drag your feet on this issue. I see posts from 2017? Your product is currently a lemon. Take your time and lose your market.
I use Slack and Teams. By far prefer Slack. If teams wasn't required by my job, I'd uninstall it.
Stephen Curry commented
We are battling to roll out teams due to the memory and cpu usage. Teams in a browser is a bit better but not functionally equivalent. Please tune the app and get the footprint down
Please work faster, it seems with the last update it is getting worse. I am over a gig now out of the box and it is affecting other programs such as Adobe and Maxon
The resources this application uses is just totally unacceptable.
Discord uses 170mb, and teams is 600mb with identical features