Do you use Microsoft Teams for your video calls and meetings? In this article, I will show you how to install and use the Teams app on your Chromebook.
2020 has pushed everything online. Work meetings are on Zoom or Teams. They were hanging out with friends and family on WhatsApp or Google Meet.
When it comes to Teams, Chromebook users have two options. You can either use the web version of Teams or install the Teams Android app.
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Teams Web App
You can use the Teams web app without downloading or installing anything. All you need to do is open a new tab and go to teams.microsoft.com to get started.
What if you are joining a meeting that you received?
Click the meeting invite link and then look for the “Continue on this browser.”
Your Teams meeting will launch on a new Chrome tab.
Next, let me show you how to download and install the Teams Android app on your Chromebook.
Teams Android App for Chromebook
If you have a Chromebook that supports Android apps, you can install the Microsoft Teams Android app from here.
You can also open the Play Store app and search Teams. Then, click Install to get started.
Your Chromebook will now download and install the Teams app. When the app is installed, you can find it in the app launcher.
You can also pin the app to your Chromebook taskbar for quick access. Right-click the app icon from the toolbar and choose Pin to do this.
You can right-click this icon to start a new chat and do more.
Open the Teams app and you will see the login screen. Log into your account to get started with teams.
You should now see the team’s welcome page.
Using Teams on Chromebook
To start a new chat, click the New Chat icon on the corner.
Click the hamburger menu on the left to access your Settings. The app supports a dark theme. You can use the app in dark mode while waiting for Chrome OS dark mode to arrive.
Enable desktop notifications
You can enable desktop notifications when you log into the Teams app for the first time. To do this, click Yes on the prompt that appears on the lower right-hand corner of your screen.
You will see Teams notification where Chrome notifications appear in your Chromebook’s notification area if you enable notifications.
You can use the Teams web app or Android app on Chromebook. If you use the web version, you don’t need to download and install any app or extension.
A screen share extension for Chrome is available in the Chrome Web Store here.
Do you have any questions regarding the Teams app on Chromebook? Let me know in the comments section.
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