My team has some users on Linux, and one benefit Slack has is a Linux client. Without a Linux client on Microsoft Teams, some orgs may have to turn away in favor of Slack so everyone can participate without keeping a browser open all the time.
Hey guys, thanks for the feedback – we hear you loud and clear. After talking this over with the Engineering team, I confirmed this will remain on the backlog and we are actively considering how to accelerate.
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Jochen Lutz commented
At least enable notifications and audio support for Teams in Linux Firefox. This already would be a big help.
If this was possible in Skype (which our Devs are using now), why is it so hard in Teams?
Sean Ellis commented
@Anonymous - "are you really working on this ?"
No, that's why it's "on the backlog", rather than in "working on it" state.
(Not that being in "working on it" state is any guarantee of progress, though.)
Top 5 most requested feature and in developer world more important than all the other features that you're working on. Please do something before it's too late. Once you miss the opportunity there is no coming back.
Drew Thorne commented
Chiming in, Linux support is an important factor for us as well, as we're deciding where to go as hipchat sunsets.
Luis Borbon commented
+1 for this application
Come on !
are you really working on this ?
if you really want to be an alternative to slack, this is a must.
Come one now what decade is this, MS can support SQL Server on Linux but not Teams?
We have bunch of linux users and really needs Microsoft Teams Linux client.
If you want to be some kind of a player...you need this.
slack has native client ,hipchat ditto.... come on guys.... follow the lead of the visual studio code crew.
Ondro Mihályi commented
A strong Linux user here, using Windows or Mac isn't an option. I found out that Teams mostly works in Chrome (though not in Chromium or Firefox), but still a meeting doesn't recognize my camera and screensharing isn't supported.
It would be enough to recognize my camera and add screensharing support to Chromium, although full Linux client is always better.
I'm using Ubuntu here, so supporting Wayland protocol for screensharing would be ideal. Look at https://github.com/foss-project/green-recorder how it does it.
Should be quite easy as the voice / video is already available under Linux web browsers.
Tried it out and it works fine for audio/video - though I am loosing the chat.
I find it kind of weird being blocked from certain options because I am on the "wrong" OS...
No fear, Microsoft! You are Not evil, any more. Minimum Business Support for Linux Users doesn't harm you. Go Forward, Open your mind!!!
Ivan Ilic commented
This is one of the very few reasons we are not considering shifting from Slack.
Saeed Zan commented
Arijit Roy commented
Teams should have all OS compatible. Screen sharing option should be available in web version.
And make sure it works on Chromebooks that run Linux. As the focus shifts from Android tablets to Chromebook ones we lose the ability to join meetings or make phone calls that we had with Android only devices.
Hugh Catterall commented
yep second the screen sharing in a browser, make that work at the very least
Cant agree more with previous comments, "at least make screen sharing work on the web version...."