How To Disable Microsoft Teams From Opening Immedialtly

Hello there! Today, I would like to share my personal journey and assist you in turning off the automatic opening of Microsoft Teams. As most of us are aware, Microsoft Teams is a commonly used collaboration tool for individuals and companies to communicate and collaborate. However, in certain situations, it may be bothersome when Teams opens automatically, especially if you prefer to open it manually. So, let’s review the steps to disable this automatic feature.

The Annoyance of Automatic Startup

Before we jump into the solution, let me briefly explain why the automatic startup of Microsoft Teams can be bothersome. As someone who likes to have control over my workspace, the sudden appearance of Teams upon starting my computer can disrupt my workflow. It is not uncommon for me to have multiple applications open at once, and having Teams automatically launched can be a distraction.

Step-by-Step Guide to Disable Automatic Startup

To disable Microsoft Teams from opening immediately, follow these steps:

  1. First, make sure that Teams is not running in the background. Look for the Teams icon in your system tray (located in the bottom right corner of your screen) and right-click on it. Select “Quit” or “Close” to shut down Teams completely.
  2. Next, open the Settings menu in Teams by clicking on your profile picture at the top right corner of the application window. From the dropdown menu, select “Settings”.
  3. In the Settings menu, navigate to the “General” tab. Here, you will find the “Application” section.
  4. Toggle off the option that says “Auto-start application” or something similar. This will prevent Teams from automatically launching when you start your computer.
  5. Click “Apply” or “Save” to save your changes. You may need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

That’s it! You have successfully disabled the automatic startup of Microsoft Teams. From now on, you can launch the application on your terms, giving you more control over your workspace.


As someone who values a focused and uninterrupted working environment, disabling Microsoft Teams from opening immediately has been a game-changer for me. By following these simple steps, you can regain control over when and how Teams is launched, enhancing your productivity and workflow. Remember, it’s all about finding what works best for you and customizing your tools accordingly.

So, go ahead and try out this method for yourself. Take control of your workspace, and let Teams work for you, rather than the other way around!