How To Have Microsoft Teams Autostart

Microsoft Teams is a popular collaboration tool that allows teams to communicate and work together effectively. However, if you find yourself constantly opening Microsoft Teams every time you start your computer, you may want to consider setting it up to autostart. This will save you time and make your workflow more efficient.

Step 1: Open the Startup Folder

To set up Microsoft Teams to autostart, you’ll need to access the startup folder on your computer. On Windows, you can do this by opening the Run dialog box (Windows key + R) and typing “shell:startup” without the quotes.

Step 2: Create a Shortcut

Once you’re in the startup folder, you’ll need to create a shortcut for Microsoft Teams. Right-click on an empty space in the folder and select “New” followed by “Shortcut”. In the dialog box that appears, type or paste the following command:

C:\Program Files\Microsoft Teams\current\Teams.exe

Step 3: Configure the Shortcut

After creating the shortcut, you’ll need to configure it to start with Windows. Right-click on the shortcut and select “Properties”. In the properties dialog box, select the “Shortcut” tab and check the box next to “Run at startup”. Click “OK” to save your changes.

Step 4: Restart Your Computer

Finally, you’ll need to restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Once you’ve done so, Microsoft Teams should automatically start up every time you turn on your computer.


Setting up Microsoft Teams to autostart is a simple process that can save you time and make your workflow more efficient. By following the steps outlined above, you’ll be able to set it up in no time.