One of the novelties that users liked the least with the announcement of Windows 11 was the integration of Teams , the messaging platform, within the operating system. Microsoft wants to go all out with its platform and has decided to stand up to WhatsApp with its new MSN Messenger-style chats. Since yesterday, the chats have begun to reach some very select users within the Insider program, and, as it could not be less, they have begun to analyze their operation. Is it really worth it?
Any function or feature that we find within an operating system has a price. And we pay this price in the form of RAM memory expense . It is true that today any computer has more than 4 GB of memory, and the medium-high range is already around 16 GB and even 32 GB. In addition, you do not have to obsess about having Windows with the least amount of RAM, since this memory is to be used; It is useless to have a PC with 32 GB of RAM if we are obsessed with never exceeding 1 GB in use.
Of course, they have not been slow to analyze the cost of the new chat function for Windows 11 and compare its consumption with the current Microsoft messaging application. And the results speak for themselves.
How much RAM does Teams use in Windows 11?
The first thing they have analyzed is the classic messaging application. From the task manager we can see that the program has a total expenditure of 670 MB of RAM . In addition, the CPU consumption is practically zero, so, apart from this memory consumption, it will not have much more impact on the PC.
They then tested Microsoft’s new messaging app. Surprisingly, the consumption of RAM memory is considerably lower than the consumption of the previous application ( 270 MB consumes this new chat), although it is true that it has more use of resources (hard disk use) and CPU.
If we are Microsoft Teams users, we certainly win. But what if we are not users of this messaging program? Microsoft is forcing us to spend these 300 megabytes of memory on a function that many may not want, or not need. Is Microsoft really accepting with its rival for WhatsApp?
A client still in development: things can change
We must bear in mind that the new Microsoft Teams chat app is still under development. Microsoft reminded Insider users that some functions and features are not yet enabled, so this is an “incomplete” program . Also, being “preview”, it can have bugs and errors that unnecessarily consume RAM.
For now, the results in terms of the RAM that Teams uses as chat have left us a bittersweet taste. It is clear that Microsoft is giving everything to take its chat platform to a new level and try to create its new personal Messenger with which to end the reign of WhatsApp. And hopefully he will, but he still has a lot of work ahead of him.