How to uninstall Microsoft Teams in Windows and MacOS

Jon Martindale
·2 min read

Microsoft Teams is an excellent tool for collaboration in any environment, not just the office. Whether team members are stuck in the office, working from home, or collaborating from conference rooms scattered across the globe, these people rely on Microsoft Teams.

But if Microsoft’s collaboration tool is not the best fit for your current situation, then here’s how to uninstall Microsoft Teams from Windows and macOS.

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Windows 10

Step 1: Right-click on the Start button and select Apps and Features listed at the top of the menu.

Windows 10 Open Apps and Features
Windows 10 Open Apps and Features

Step 2: The Settings app appears on your screen. On the right, scroll down and click to expand the Microsoft Teams entry.

Step 3: Click the Uninstall button.

Step 4: Click a second Uninstall button to confirm.

Windows 10 Uninstall Microsoft Teams
Windows 10 Uninstall Microsoft Teams

Step 5: Another “last chance” window appears on your screen, asking, Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? Click the Yes button to complete the uninstall.

Alternatively, you can take the long route by clicking the notification icon next to the system clock and selecting All Settings in the Action Center. From there, click Apps within the Settings app, and find Microsoft Teams on the Apps and Features list.

If you need to redownload Microsoft Teams at a later time, return to the official website to grab the desktop client. Currently, the company does not provide a Windows 10 app through the Microsoft Store.

MacOS

Step 1: Click the smiley-faced Finder icon displayed on the Dock.

MacOS Finder Icon Location
MacOS Finder Icon Location

Step 2: The Finder app appears on your screen. Select Applications listed on the left.

Step 3: Microsoft Teams does not have an uninstaller. You can remove the app by rick-clicking on the icon. Look for the Move to trash option and click on it.

You can also click and drag the icon to move it to the trashcan visible on the Dock.

MacOS Uninstall Microsoft Teams
MacOS Uninstall Microsoft Teams

Alternatively, you can simply drag the icon to the trashcan displayed at the end of the Dock.

MacOS Trash Icon Location
MacOS Trash Icon Location

Step 4: Right-click on the Trash icon and select Empty Trash on the pop-up menu. Emptying your trashcan will delete Microsoft Teams from your device for good.

If you need to redownload Microsoft Teams at a later time, return to the official website to grab the desktop client. There is a version of Microsoft Teams available in the Apple app store, but it will only work on iPhone and iPad and isn’t compatible with MacOS.