How to Update Microsoft Teams

Manually update MS Teams on Windows 10

What to Know

  • Click your profile picture, then select Check for updates. If an update is detected, the software will automatically download and install it. 
  • To view which versions of Microsoft Teams you have, click About > Version from the same menu.

This guide will walk you through the processes for checking for and downloading a Microsoft Teams update on a Windows 10 computer, tablet, or 2-in-1 device such as a Microsoft Surface Pro. 

How to Download a Microsoft Teams App Update on Windows 10

Unlike most Windows 10 apps, which can be updated automatically via the Microsoft Store app store, a Microsoft Teams update needs to be initiated directly from within the app itself.

Here’s what you need to do to update Microsoft Teams.

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams app on your Windows 10 device and make sure you're connected to the internet

    Microsoft Teams app on Windows 10.
  2. Click your Microsoft account profile picture in the upper-right corner of the app. It doesn’t matter which account you’re logged in to.

    User profile icon highlighted on Microsoft Teams app on Windows 10.
  3. A dropdown menu will appear. Click Check for updates.

    The Check for updates in the main menu of Microsoft Teams on Windows 10.
  4. The Microsoft Teams app will now begin a check to see if an update is needed. This process will be announced via a small message along the top of the open window.

    Windows 10 Microsoft Teams app checking for updates.

    While Microsoft Teams is checking for an update, you can continue to use the app as usual.

  5. If no update is needed, you will be told as much via another banner announcement. If an update is detected, Microsoft Teams’ latest version will automatically download and install in the background. A banner announcement will let you know when the update has finished installing.

    The button to refresh a newly installed version of Microsoft Teams for Windows 10.

How to Check For Microsoft Teams’ Latest Version

If you suspect that a newer version of the Microsoft Teams app is available and that it isn’t downloading as it should, you can compare the version you have with the official app update documentation provided by Microsoft.

The Version menu item under the About menu item in the main menu of Microsoft Teams on Windows 10.

To see which Microsoft Teams version you have installed, click About > Version from the profile picture menu. This will display the version number and the date it was last updated.

The information banner in Microsoft Team on Windows 10.

Once you have this information, you can compare your version with the latest one on the official Microsoft website, which shows all of the significant updates made to the Windows 10 Microsoft Teams app and the date they were published.

Microsoft doesn't display version numbers, so you'll have to compare update dates instead.

Ensuring that you have the most recent version of Microsoft Teams installed on your Windows 10 device is crucial as it gets you Microsoft’s latest security improvements. It also gives you access to the various new features, and added functionality rolled out every month.

How to Update a Microsoft Teams Feed on Windows 10

If you’re having trouble viewing the latest posts from other users in a discussion feed within the Windows 10 Microsoft Teams app, there are several quick fixes that you can try.  

  • Click the Latest Post button in the lower-right corner. This button should take you directly to the most-recent post added to the conversation.
  • Publish a post in the conversation. If you don’t see the Latest Post button, or the Microsoft Teams feed doesn't scroll to the latest post, publishing a post will immediately show you the most recent conversations. Don’t have anything to say? Edit or delete your post in Microsoft Teams after the fact.
  • Check your internet connection. Your internet may be down, and the Microsoft Teams app could be unable to retrieve new data.
  • Make sure you’re in the right Microsoft Teams team. The Windows 10 app can be confusing, and it’s easy to open the wrong discussion accidentally.
  • Try the Microsoft Teams app on iOS, Android, Mac, Linux, or the web. All of your data should sync between the various versions of Microsoft Teams as long as you use the same account. If the Windows 10 app is being buggy, trying another app, such as the one on the web, could be a great workaround.
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