Follow the steps below to adjust the auto-launch settings for Microsoft Teams on Windows. After changing these settings, Microsoft Teams will not open at start-up. You will need to launch Teams to receive notifications/messages from the desktop application.


  1. Launch and login to the Teams application.
  2. In the Teams application select your Office 365 account icon (initials by default) on the top right.
  3. Select settings.
  4. In the general settings menu, remove the check from the 'Auto-start application' setting.
    disable auto-start
  5. You're finished! Close out of the menu.