How to Get Microsoft Teams on Mac

Alicia Santos

Mac, Tutorials

Microsoft Teams is a powerful collaboration tool that allows teams to communicate and work together seamlessly. It is available on various platforms, including Mac. If you are a Mac user and want to get Microsoft Teams up and running on your device, this article will guide you through the process.

Step 1: Visit the Microsoft Teams Website

To begin, open your preferred web browser on your Mac and navigate to the official Microsoft Teams website. You can do this by typing “” in the address bar and hitting enter. Once the website loads, you will see the option to sign in or sign up for an account.

Step 2: Sign In or Sign Up

If you already have a Microsoft account, click on the “Sign In” button and enter your credentials. If you don’t have an account yet, click on “Sign Up for Free” to create one. Follow the prompts to complete the signup process.

Step 3: Download Microsoft Teams

After signing in or creating a new account, you will be redirected to the main Microsoft Teams interface. Look for the download button located at the top of the screen and click on it. This will initiate the download of the Microsoft Teams installer for Mac.


If the download doesn’t start automatically, you can manually start it by clicking on a provided link.

Step 4: Open the Installer

Once the download is complete, locate the downloaded installer file in your Downloads folder or any other location where your browser saves files by default. The file should be named something like “Teams_osx.pkg”. Double-click on it to open it.

Step 5: Install Microsoft Teams

The installer should launch and guide you through a series of steps to install Microsoft Teams on your Mac. Follow the instructions provided on the screen, read and accept the terms of use, and choose the installation location if prompted. Click “Install” to start the installation process.

Step 6: Launch Microsoft Teams

After the installation completes, you can launch Microsoft Teams by locating it in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight (press Command + Space and type “Teams”). Once you find it, double-click on the app icon to launch it.

Step 7: Sign In to Microsoft Teams

When Microsoft Teams launches, you will be prompted to sign in with your Microsoft account. Enter your credentials and click “Sign In”. If you have enabled two-factor authentication for your account, follow any additional steps required.


You have successfully installed and launched Microsoft Teams on your Mac. Now you can start collaborating with your team members, join meetings, and enjoy all the features that Microsoft Teams has to offer.


If you encounter any issues during the installation process or while using Microsoft Teams, make sure that your Mac meets the minimum system requirements and that you have a stable internet connection. You can also visit the official Microsoft Support website for troubleshooting guides and assistance.

  • Tip:
  • If you want quick access to Microsoft Teams, consider adding it to your Dock. Right-click on the app icon in Finder or Launchpad, then select “Options” > “Keep in Dock”. This way, you can launch it with just a single click.

That’s it! Now you are ready to make use of Microsoft Teams on your Mac. Start collaborating effectively with your team members and streamline your workflow with this powerful tool.

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