Microsoft Teams desktop client is an auto-updating service. This means that it checks for updates on its own in the background every few hours. And if an update is available, it silently installs it when your computer is idle.
However, in case the Microsoft Teams app is not updating on its own, you can also force the app to check for and download available updates. Click on the ‘Profile’ icon on the right side of the Title Bar and select ‘Check for Updates’ option from the menu.
It would take a couple of seconds to check if any updates are available. If your Teams app is updated, it will display a message similar to this, “You have Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.8663 (64-bit). It was last updated on 4/8/20.”
If not, clicking the check for updates option will trigger the updating process and the above message won’t be displayed. Instead, it would begin to download and install the latest update of the Microsoft Teams app in the background while you are working.
Since you won’t see download progress, we advise you to wait for a minute (if you have a fast internet connection) or five minutes (for a modest internet connection) as this should be enough time for the update to download. After that, close the Teams application.
Also, quit Microsoft Teams from the Taskbar or the Tray, depending on where minimized apps running in the background are shown on your system.
Right-click on the Teams icon among the apps running in background on your PC, and click on ‘Quit’ to completely close the app.
Then, open the Microsoft Teams app again. Restarting the app will implement the update to the latest version.
If you want to check whether Microsoft Teams has updated to the latest version, click on the ‘Profile’ icon at the top-right corner, select ‘About’, and then select ‘Version’ from the expanded menu.
The application would show the current version and when it was last updated in the header.
Updating the Microsoft Teams app is quite easy. Generally, the app auto-updates every two weeks as per Microsoft’s schedule. But you can manually check, and install the latest update if available, whenever you want to make sure you have access to all the latest functionalities of the application.