M365 Changelog: Preview the new Teams web client on Edge and Chrome

MC686911 – Today Microsoft is starting to roll out the preview of the new Teams web client to Edge and Chrome browsers. Our new Teams web client is built on the same foundation as our new Teams desktop clients and brings Edge and Chrome web users new speed, performance, and flexibility when using Teams.

When this will happen:

Microsoft has begun rolling this out now. 

How this affects your organization:

How will this benefit my organization:

Our goal for the new Teams web app is to bring a near-identical experience to our new Teams desktop app. Both the new Teams web client and desktop clients share the same underlying infrastructure built to improve load times, improve channel and chat switches, and reduce memory usage.

Web users will see the same Try the new Teams toggle as desktop users, except the web experience requires no additional download or installation.

Note: Not all customer segments (Education, Special Cloud, GCC, GCC-High and DoD) will receive this update at this time.

While the new Teams on web preview includes nearly all the same functionality as classic Teams on web, tenant switching is temporarily unavailable. This feature will become available shortly.

Visit this page to learn more about what’s currently available and what’s coming up.

What you need to do to prepare:

How will I preview the new Teams experience:

  • If you are in the public preview program or Targeted release program, you will have access to the Try the new Teams toggle. Our preview roll out will on November 2, 2023 to Chrome and Edge browsers.

    Note: Admins can choose individuals or the entire organization to receive updates in the Targeted release program.
  • If you are in production, as an admin you will have the option to opt-in your users by using the Teams update management policy to select which users in your organization can see the toggle and get access to new Teams. Users can use the new Teams and switch back to classic Teams anytime. Our goal is to ensure you are fully empowered to try new Teams in a manner that’s right for you as early as possible.

Visit the support article or download resources to learn how to get started with the new Teams experience.

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