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Get a streamlined view of your apps in Teams and take actions to manage them from Manage your apps. You'll find apps you've added, as well as any apps added on your behalf by qualified team members.

  1. Select Apps on the left of Teams.

  2. At the bottom of the Apps sidebar, select Manage your apps.

    View update button on Apps tab of Manage your apps page of Microsoft Teams

  3. Select the app you want to manage. You'll see a list showing where that app has been used recently. When you select a location, Teams will take you to that location's Apps tab.

Update an app

Most app updates happen automatically in Teams, but when an app update requires new permissions, you must manually accept the update. Once you do, the update will be applied everywhere you have the right to change things. That might include chats, channels, meetings, or other places.

Update indicators

When an update is available, you'll see an update indicator in the following places:

  • Next to Manage your apps at the bottom of the Apps sidebar

  • Next to the Apps tab on the Manage team pane

Accepting updates

On the Apps tab of Manage your apps, you'll see an Update button next to each app you have the necessary permissions to update.

  1. Select Update.

  2. The app details page for that app will open, showing any features new to the update and permissions the app is requesting for the update.

  3. To update the app, select Update now.

View app details

The app details page information about the app. (detailed description, permissions, sometimes video)

  1. On the Apps tab of Manage your apps, find the app you want to see the details for.

  2. In that app’s row, select More options Microsoft Teams more options iconView details to go to the app details page.
    Microsoft Teams app details What's new tab

Remove an app

When you remove an app in one place, it's only removed from the location you select.

  1. On the Apps tab of Manage your apps, find the app that you want to remove.

  2. Expand the row to find the location from which you want to remove the app. 

  3. Select Remove  Delete team trash can button and confirm you want to remove the app from the selected location.

    Note: If you see Information  Info icon instead of Remove  Delete team trash can button, you don't have permission to manage the app. Hover over the Info icon for more information.

    Three rows of apps with associated actions

Publish an app

Whether you’re a professional or a citizen developer, you can publish an app from Manage your apps.

Select Upload an app and choose the option you want:

  • Upload a custom app: Sideload an app to test it as it's being developed or to use it without submitting it to your org or to Partner Center.

  • Submit an app to your org: Upload an app to the Teams admin center for review by your IT admin.

Two methods of publishing an app

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