How to Uninstall Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

You must remove the Microsoft Teams machine-wide installer

If you can't figure out how to uninstall Microsoft Teams, you're not alone. On computers with Microsoft Office, the program reinstalls itself every time you restart your PC unless you remove the Microsoft Teams Machine-Wide Installer.

Instructions in this article apply to Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7.

How to Delete Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

If you downloaded the stand-alone Microsoft Teams app, you can uninstall it as you would remove any program from Windows. However, if you have Microsoft Office installed on your system, the Teams Machine-Wide Installer automatically restores the app when you reboot Windows. To remove both Teams and the Teams Machine-Wide Installer, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the Windows 10 Start menu and select Settings.

    Settings in the Windows Start menu
  2. Select Apps in the Windows Settings.

    WIndows Settings screen with Apps selected
  3. Select Apps & features in the sidebar and search for Teams.

    The Apps & Features screen in Windows
  4. Select Microsoft Teams in the search results and then select Uninstall.

    WIndows Apps & features screen
  5. Select Uninstall again to confirm the deletion.

    Confirmation of the deletion of Microsoft Teams
  6. Select Teams Machine-Wide Installer and then select Uninstall twice.

If you don't want the program to load every time you start your computer, you can disable Microsoft Teams instead of uninstalling it.

How to Uninstall Teams From the Windows Control Panel

You can also remove Teams from any version of Windows using the Control Panel.

  1. Open the Windows Control Panel and select Programs.

    Windows Control Panel with Programs highlighted
  2. Select Uninstall a program.

    Windows Programs screen with Uninstall a program highlighted
  3. Scroll down and right-click Microsoft Teams. Select Uninstall.

    Microsoft Teams program highlighted for uninstall
  4. Scroll down and right-click Teams Machine-Wide Installer, then select Uninstall.

To uninstall Microsoft Teams for Mac, go to your Applications folder and move Microsoft Teams to the Trash.

Uninstall Microsoft Teams by Uninstalling Office

You can also remove Teams by manually uninstalling Microsoft Office from your PC or running the Office Uninstaller from Microsoft. If you use Microsoft 365 or Microsoft 365 ProPlus for work, Teams might reinstall itself whenever there's an organization-wide software update.