High Memory/RAM Usage
Microsoft Teams is currently the most RAM consuming application on my computer
Thank you for your recent votes on the individual performance items. High memory and RAM usage is something we are continuously working to improve, and the team is hard at work on fixes.
If interested, you can find more details on how Teams currently uses Memory at https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-memory-usage-perf.
Maxime Massaer commented
This link https://docs.microsoft.com/microsoftteams/teams-memory-usage-perf given by Alex from MS says it is supposed to use the available RAM and free it for other applications when needed. The current reality is that it doesn't do it at all. It is instead using all the RAM and preventing other applications from running correctly.
Nicolas Fortin commented
Teams desktop app booted up and took up to 1.2G, then stabilized at around 650M. I applied all workarounds, including clearing cache, no changes. Comparatively, Google Chrome is at 600M with only one tab open.
Abdul Rauf commented
Ram usage is very high in Linux. it makes 4GB laptop useless if we open a browser or Teamviewer with Teams running in the background.
This is completely unworkable. Daily occurrences of Teams causing system to hang due to high consumption of system resources. I should not need to manually clear the cache every day. Please fix this ASAP
Karsten Kjær Jensen commented
Think everything works perfectly. Glad to see the Teams takes all the memory it can get up to 90%, in order to give me a good UI experience. I would complain if Teams didn't use all the free memory it wanted when it starts up. On my systems Teams releases memory if I start a memory heavy program. Why have not used memory in a PC, I don't understand the problem.
Tim Swaney commented
Yes please work on a fix for this, it is making my device nearly unusable with just teams and an internet browser open.
Teams is almost tied with Chrome as my top memory hog.
David Riches commented
Switching between different chats instantly hogs 1.2Gb memory and 60% cpu. Then drops back down to 500-600Mb memory after a few seconds. Not great.
Scroll back 4 or 5 pages and Teams has no recollection of what's there, but it's using a gig of RAM. It's just plain text! I miss Skype for Business!
Slack is using less than half the amount of RAM. I would move to them if I could. Please fix.
1269MB in use by Teams this morning when I look. Your answer is hardly acceptable considering this is an issue everyone is experiencing! I doubt I am the only who can say this is hugely impacting the performance of my MS Surface to the point where it also has a negative impact on MY performance.
Great strategy there Microsoft. Close the item with a huge amount of votes demanding you do something about the diabolical resource hogging of this app, and split them into 4 new items, so they can all go back to the bottom of the pile.
Have you instead perhaps considered actually fixing the problems....? This has been ongoing for 4 years now - you should be utterly ashamed of yourselves.
Will probably involve a re-architecture splitting out the product into seperate jvms or whatever MS uses and each one can be called on or tuned suitably.
Ok, we have understood. This is just a platform to keep users busy and give some stress relief. No real issue tackling, instead the mostly voted things get closed with a ridicilous statement.
Let's stay with a great song of Dire Straits for the time being: Money for nothing.
Absolutely pathetic lack of progress on this. Instead of closing of the root issue (https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/17219609-teams-uses-600mb-and-is-super-slow) to try and get it off the "Top ideas" list, please put in the work to address the MANY MANY issues with Teams' performance on every platform. It has been YEARS.
"we are continuously working to improve" WTF ?!
The original post is dated 2018, and it actually got (far) worst since then !
Not sure how it works at M$ but most other (decent) software company would probably have replaced the whole developer team for such bad results...
If teams consumes more memory on systems with more memory, that explains a lot..
Still going to ask the question. WHY is an idle app in the background actively consuming more memory than MOST of the productivity apps in the foreground?
If teams in in the foreground, in a call, opening a document sure, the memory use makes sense.
But WHY is the idle use so high?
In a Terminal Services / WVD type setup where you have several users on the same box. Even with the WVD optimized version (some features stripped) of teams the relative memory use on the host vs other apps is horrible!
If I am lucky teams consumes 300-500MB of ram per WVD user (when idle) on the host, that is brutal if I am trying to maximize user density.. Goes well over a 1GB per user during a call.
1gb of RAM usage just for idling and some chatting may be the worst memory management of all time.
Starting up Teams fresh immediately starts using over 1GB in RAM. After about an hour using it, it is over 2GB!!!! It gets to the point of being unusable
The hige Memory consumption by Teams kills other processes!