With most of the businesses worldwide now resorting to the work from home scheme, demand has grown for some reliable and secure team communication tools. While some of these apps are more open and easy to use for general purposes like catching up with friends and colleagues, there are some that are focussed more on the corporates. One such application is Microsoft’s very own ‘Microsoft Teams’.
By definition, Microsoft Teams is a proprietary business communication platform developed by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. One can compare it with similar peer software like Slack or Skype for Business, but Microsoft has given this, a lot of useful features and functionalities, that make it, a go-to for organizations around the world.
By default, Microsoft Teams is designed to auto-start when you turn on your PC, and while it’s not such a bad thing, if you are running a slightly older machine, auto-starting apps can slow down the boot process. Thankfully, when it comes to Microsoft Teams, you can prevent it from starting up on boot, and in this tutorial, we will show you how you can do it.
Step 1. Open the Microsoft Teams app on your Desktop/Laptop.
Step 2. Click on the profile icon on the top right-hand side.
Step 3. Click on the ‘Settings‘ option from the drop-down menu.
Step 4. Uncheck the ‘Auto-Start Application‘ option. This will ensure that Microsoft Teams does not start on boot.
Additionally, if you want to save on more battery life, you can even uncheck the ‘On close, keep the application running’ option. This way, every time you close the Microsoft Teams app, it will close completely. The catch here is that you may not receive notifications of new messages in time, and you may miss out on some crucial messages in the process.
If you want to download the Microsoft Teams app on your Desktop, you can use the link here, to head to the download page.