Changes in Google Chrome affect Microsoft Teams in 2024

According to Microsoft message center notification, starting in early 2024, Chrome will begin gradually rolling out privacy sandboxing in the web to 1% of their users, with general rollout happening in late 2024. This will impact some Teams experiences in Chrome. The recommendation is to use the Teams desktop client if you are part of the rollout cohort.  

When this will happen: 

Starting in early 2024 and continuing through the remainder of 2024. 

How this will affect you: 

Team’s users who are using Google Chrome with this recent change will start seeing the following experiences: 

  • The new Teams web app will display a banner and require users to click it every 24 hours to remain signed in. This will impact users in your organization who can’t use the Teams desktop app. 
  • The new Teams web app may include embedded experiences, such as apps, that no longer work. When this happens, Teams will give users the option of opening the embedded experience in a separate browser tab, or using the Teams desktop app. 
  • Classic Teams will show options to switch to the new Teams web app, and/or to use the desktop app. 
  • Other affected experiences include Teams chat in Outlook web app and Dynamics 365. The ‘Share to Teams’ dialog found in Outlook and other web apps or sites is also affected. 


What you need to do to prepare: 

We are providing this information for your awareness. If you access Teams in the Chrome browser, you may start being affected by this change. The recommendation is to use to the Teams desktop client. 


Kind regards,  

Microsoft 365 Team

Enterprise Apps & Solutions Integration (EASI)

Information Technology Services (ITS)

University of Toronto