20.7.2022 | 1 Minute

Install Microsoft Teams as PWA on MacOS

We use Microsoft Teams for video calls and communication with our clients.

However, Teams uses a lot of resources on MacOs.

As a workaround, you can install Teams as a PWA (progressive web app). It feels like a native MacOS application, but runs Teams in a browser window.



Hot dog menu (the three dots in the upper right corner) > More tools > Create Shortcut > check the "Open as Window" checkbox

Microsoft Edge

Hot dog menu (the three dots in the upper right corner) > Apps > Install this site as an app


Mozilla has discontinued the installation of PWAs on desktops. You can still use the web application in the browser window, but you cannot create a new desktop app.


You can use background effects for your camera - including blur. But you cannot upload custom backgrounds.


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