How to uninstall Microsoft Teams in Windows and MacOS

Microsoft Teams is an excellent tool for collaboration in any environment, not just the office. Whether team members are stuck in the office, working from home, or collaborating from conference rooms scattered across the globe, these people rely on Microsoft Teams.

But if Microsoft’s collaboration tool is not the best fit for your current situation, then here’s how to uninstall Microsoft Teams from Windows and macOS.

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Windows 10

Step 1: Right-click on the Start button and select Apps and Features listed at the top of the menu.

Windows 10 Open Apps and Features

Step 2: The Settings app appears on your screen. On the right, scroll down to (or search for) the Microsoft Teams entry. Click it.

Step 3: Click the Uninstall button.

Step 4: Click a second Uninstall button to confirm.

Windows 10 Uninstall Microsoft Teams

Step 5: Another “last chance” window appears on your screen, asking, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click the Yes button to complete the uninstall.

Alternatively, you can take the long route by clicking the notification icon next to the system clock and selecting All Settings in the Action Center. From there, click Apps within the Settings app, and find Microsoft Teams on the Apps and Features list.

You can also uninstall most apps directly from the Start menu. Just left-click the Start button and scroll through the list of apps until you find Microsoft Teams. Then right-click the app name and select Uninstall from the drop down menu. You will get the same prompt as the method above, and then Teams is uninstalled, as simple as that.

If you need to re-download Microsoft Teams at a later time, return to the official website to grab the desktop client. Currently, the company does not provide a Windows 10 app through the Microsoft Store.

MacOS

Step 1: Click the smiley-faced Finder icon displayed on the Dock.

MacOS Finder Icon Location

Step 2: When the Finder app appears on your screen, select Applications listed on the left.

Step 3: There is no uninstaller for Microsoft Teams. To remove the app, right-click on the icon, and a list of options will appear. Select Move to Trash.

Not sure how to right-click on a Mac? Here’s our guide.

MacOS Uninstall Microsoft Teams

Another method is selecting the icon and dragging it to the end of the Dock, where you should see a Trash icon. Just drop it in to remove the app.

MacOS Trash Icon Location

Step 4: Whichever method you used to get the app into the trash can, you next need to right-click on the Trash icon and select the Empty Trash option. Emptying your trash can will completely remove Microsoft Teams from your device.

If you need to re-download Microsoft Teams later, return to the official website to grab the desktop client. There is a version of Microsoft Teams available in the Apple app store, but it will only work on the iPhone and iPad and isn’t compatible with MacOS.

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