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Linux client

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.

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on the backlog  ·  Suphatra responded  · 

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.

Tweet me if you have any questions! @skprufo

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Most of the start ups uses Linux as the primary OS. So Linux client is so important which will gain major share of Startups towards Teams.

    Slack is an excellent communication tool but lags with the limitation of 10000 messages.

  • Someone commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    You people are overly touchy. While Linux is nice thing, it brings not a lot for the low number of users and even less of which actually pay for office subscription. I rather see productivity features coming first and once all the major things are covered, the time and money could be invested into a linux port, which shouldn't be too hard since its based on Electron same as Visual Studio Code

  • Wayne commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Another +1 for this. We use Teams across staff in 4 countries and it works well. I've run Linux for a long time so am used to workarounds but wouldn't it be nice for once to get a native client.

    I currently use https://github.com/ivelkov/teams-for-linux which works pretty well.

  • Brad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Shouldn't be a backlog item if you want this product to be taken seriously. Push it and as a mandate, you should not release any product unless it covers the three platforms. Your Software would be truly agnostic then when it comes to platform support. We will go slack if we don't have the complete support across all three primary O/S

  • Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have a large team of people (150 now, 3000 by the end of next year) on Slack b/c it supports Linux and our developers develop on Linux. MS needs to realize that the people who grew up in the hay days of the open source 'revolution' and lived through the 'Halloween documents,' 'Linux is communist, etc.' are now Directors and VP's at large and established companies. We make decisions based on technology platform support. Particularly because Linux has largely won the technology wars.

  • Doug Tucker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Would love a notification if this becomes available. I'm stuck on skype until screen share/voice is available either through the web version or a native linux client.

  • [Deleted User] commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our team has now moved to Slack because of this. It is ridiculous when a Linux environment is needed for some development.

  • Micael Paquier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can't understand how this feature can be in the top-8 on UserVoice and still in the backlog... This has been the case for months / years, it's a pitty. Our team will probably roll back to Slack, until there is a supported linux client...

  • anton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    the company I work for chose teams as im / video / audio tool for remote users. I do not run windows at home and therefore stuck with the teams web page.
    if you can provide the functionality to call / video via the web page that would be a half way solution.
    native client is preferred. I do not see why it is so difficult as team is based on skype and there is a native skype client for linux.

  • G.W commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Joey ! Funny Thing is everybody on my development Team uses Linux, i dont think it should be that suprising for you. Sadly some of our partners uses Teams, and we have to use it as well.

    But if the integration doesnt allow Screensharing and Videoconference its kinda bad.

  • Joey Bowles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Shocked to see this many people voting for a Linux client. Do you actually use Linux in your daily desktop work or are you voting on some type of lofty notion that an app should be available across all platforms? That's a serious question even if it sounds snarky. I see many companies with Linux servers, but it's very rare that I see someone in business using it as their daily desktop driver.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Almost half of our development team is using Linux and we would like to use Teams, but it's quite difficult without a native client

  • Michael Rusch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our institute has made a strong investment in MS products in general, but in this area, we've bought Slack because so many of our developers use Linux. As an IT director, I'm always looking to reduce the number of tools we use, so I'd love to eliminate Slack, but I can't even suggest it until there's a Linux client for MS Teams.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is the message to Linux users, who of course can't make use of the desktop app..

    Coming soon
    This feature is coming and will be available real soon! But wait...you can still give it a whirl in the fabulous desktop app.

    How soon MS??

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