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.
I only use the webapp because the desktop application is unusable on my laptop (lenovo i5 16Go)
Teams uses over 1.2 GB of ram and soooo slow. Please, PLEASE do something, anything to improve this thing.
Video calls drain the battery very quickly. (macbook pro 2018)
Keen to know - based on Microsoft`s 14-Feb-2020 comment - where we are now almost 12 months later. The performance of teams is still very much disappointing as it consumes >800MB and >20% of CPU - this is not sustainable
Making **** of home schooling. Why the heck does Teams have to suck up the entire CPU to deliver a video call? Other calling options allow my child to keep going with their lessons. Sort out a lite option ASAP!
Jasen Webster commented
I have a 1 year old Lenovo Yoga laptop with 8 GB of fixed memory. It works great for everything I do, until I use Teams. Any amount of memory that I manage to free up, Teams just gobbles up. Teams is a memory hog and should have restrictions on how much memory it can use. Unfortunately, I cannot add physical memory to the laptop since it's soldered in. Please fix the memory hog issue. This has been ongoing since my company started using Teams in April 2020.
This just uses WAY too much CPU (my biggest issue), as well as RAM. It also opens a lot of separate processes.
My guess is that it is not a clear tool, but a whole collection of separate tools integrated in a very poor-performance manner, giving delays, poor experience, and huge consumption of PC resources.
Please focus every efforts to make it much lighter on resource usage - almost everyone needs Teams to be something always on in the background whilst you perform other work, so it should be no more than 5%-10% of PC resources, not 30% to 80% of PC resources....
10 seconds just to view my calendar and that is on an i5
The age of the hardware seems to be much more important than the performance. My office PC is only about 20% faster but in Teams it is about 10x faster to the point where it is usable. Something is terribly terribly wrong, especially in MS's testing which should have picked this up long ago. The developers need to lose all their shiny new PCs and get some Ivy Bridge Celerons.
I have been undergoing job training recenlty through Microsoft Teams, I have a Intel Core i7-10750H CPU @ 2.6GHZ with 5GHZ boost, 16GB RAM, with a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti GDDR6 @ 6GB (192bits) in my gaming laptop. Just running Microsoft teams with Amazon workspaces and Google Chrome with a couple of webpages open it is using a total of 95.2% of RAM As per the Asus ROG Amoury Crate monitor. I use Pro Tools and Adobe Premiere Pro alongside Google Chrome on a regular basis and never get past 65% RAM usage surely this isn't right?
Seems a common issue with electron apps that are using video. Its not just teams with the problem. Have a look at jitsi (https://github.com/jitsi/jitsi-meet/issues/5464) very similar issues. If open source developers are correct then the issue is the browser and framework. Explains why this is going on 4 years as Microsoft is not fixing browsers or electron. You would think in 4 years they would have recognised the issue and rewritten the application for customer experience.
Will - TBK Barber commented
This has been going on for 4 years according to the comments and people are still experiencing issues, sometimes more than in the past! Even chrome is able to move between tabs almost instantly, while Teams takes 10 seconds to load the class notebook page, and makes everything on my laptop slow to almost a halt, and I can sit in a meeting with my camera on, 2 other cameras actually on, and 2 covered cameras, yet it still uses 180mb. There's very little movement in the videos, and its using more storage than the system. This is insane!
Teams is currently using 2.45GB of RAM. I have a single chat window open and nothing else.
This is an appalling piece of software. I despair.
It's frustrating, MS Teams is making my laptop "Handicap". Dear Admin, please remove the unnecessary features and try to make it user friendly. The interface is pretty okay, please look at it's resources usage. Thanks.
I'm gonna recommend my corporation to just drop MS products entirely. There are alternatives. We're getting so sick of all of it.
Microsoft is attempting to write yet another handbook on how to destroy decent software by bloating it with useless and/or inefficient features. Please fix it
So slow when sharing screens using Teams (trying to share Microsoft Business Central)...
Teams uses 400-600 MB of RAM even when it isn't being used (all Teams windows closed, task bar icon hidden). This is crazy. For contrast, Skype for Business uses about 50 MB.
Not only is it slow, if switching between "teams" and "chat", even for a moment will reset which Teams room it was in previously, as well as the folder, and any open documents. it seems to default to the Teams room that was opened when Teams last minimised to tray. Then the slow and frustrating experience of navigating back to the correct room and document begins again.
N.B. Teams user voice is where you post ideas that get ignored so the 'issue' can be closed on Microsoft's end.
The highest voted items are all years old and no product changes to address them.
Trying to support this in my org is a nightmare.
User calls in about Teams using up all the memory and all I can tell them is that we're all experiencing the same issue, and that Microsoft has shown no interest in improving the performance.
Microsoft needs to be accountable for stuff like this. Countries need to mandate Microsoft to warn its' potential customers of their lackluster performance and they need to be sued for software issues that cause lead to a loss of capital.