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How to install Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

If you company uses Microsoft Teams to collaborate remotely, use these steps to set up the app on Windows 10.

Microsoft Teams install on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Microsoft Teams is a real-time collaboration and messaging platform designed for businesses and to compete with Slack. The company offers Teams as a service as one more feature included for Microsoft 365 customers, but anyone can use all the basic features for free.

Microsoft describes Teams as a chat-based workspace focus on real-time collaboration that brings features, such as chat, video meetings, notes with OneNote integration, Office, Planner, PowerBI, and a slew of other extensions.

In this guide, you will learn the steps to install the Microsoft Teams app using the standalone installer and winget command-line tool on Windows 10.

How to install Microsoft Teams on Windows 10

To install Microsoft Teams, use these steps:

  1. Open the Microsoft Teams page.

  2. Scroll down and click the Downloads Teams button.

    Microsoft Teams download
    Microsoft Teams download
  3. Save the installer on your device.

  4. Double-click the Teams_windows_x64 file to begin the installation.

  5. Sign in with your company’s email address. Or the account associated with Microsoft Teams.

    Microsoft Teams setup
    Microsoft Teams setup

Once you complete the steps, Microsoft Teams will install, and you can start interacting with co-workers to get the work done within the company or remotely.

If you no longer need the Teams app, you can remove it with these steps. In the case that you are using a Linux system, you can use these steps to install the collaboration tool.

How to install Microsoft Teams with winget command

Alternatively, you can also install Teams using the Windows Package Manager (winget) in Command Prompt. Here’s how:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.

  3. (Optional) Type the following command to search for Microsoft Teams in the repository and press Enter:

    winget search teams
    Quick note: While the search command is not required, the install query must match the ID, name, or moniker of the package, which can change at any time. So, it’s a good practice to search the application to execute the correct install command.
  4. Type the following command to install Microsoft Teams on Windows 10 with winget and press Enter:

    winget install Microsoft.Teams

    winget Teams install command
    winget Teams install command

After you complete the steps, the package manager will download and install the communication tool without extra steps.