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
Microsoft Teams install on Windows 10

On Windows 10, Microsoft Teams is a collaboration and messaging platform designed for businesses, and it competes with Slack. The company offers Teams as a service as one more feature for Microsoft 365 customers, but anyone can use all the essential features for free.

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

In this guide, you will learn the steps to install the Microsoft Teams app using the standalone installer, Microsoft Store, 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

  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

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 from Microsoft Store

To install Teams through the Microsoft Store, use these steps:

  1. Open Microsoft Teams in the Store.

  2. Click the Get in the Store button.

    Microsoft Teams web store page

  3. Click the Open Microsoft Store button.

  4. Click the Install button.

    Microsoft Teams install from Store

After you complete the steps, you can start the app and sign in with your credentials.

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

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

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].