How to Disable Microsoft Teams Chat App in Windows 11

This post shows students and new users how to disable or stop Microsoft Teams Chat app from starting up and logging you in automatically in Windows 11.

Microsoft Teams is being added to Windows 11 for all consumer versions. Teams by default will automatically start up everytime you login. And if you setup your account and sign in, it will log you in automatically as well.

This post will show you how to disable Microsoft Teams app and stop it from starting up and logging you automatically so you’re not always connected online.

The new Windows 11 will come with many new features and enhancements that will work great for some while adding some learning challenges for others.

Some things and settings have changed so much that folks will have to learn new ways to work with and manage Windows 11.

To disable Microsoft Teams and stop it from opening up automatically, follow the steps below:

How to stop Microsoft Teams from logging you in automatically

If you want to disable Microsoft Team and stop it from logging you in automatically, use the steps below:

Click on Windows Start on the Taskbar, then search for ‘Microsoft Teams‘ in the search box. Then right-click on Microsoft Teams app from the relevant result and click Apps settings.

When the Teams app settings open, toggle the box to the Off possible, under Runs at log-in to disable Microsoft Teams from automatically starting up when you login.

Also, under Background apps permissions, choose to Never run this apps in the background.

Restart your computer and that should do it!


This post showed you how to disable Microsoft Teams and stop it from automatically starting up everytime you login to Windows 11.

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