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.
Tweet me if you have any questions! @skprufo
While there are some 3rd party clients for linux, making use of NodeJS and Electron as a wrapper for the WebClient a native client would still be superb.
Calls, Teams, Wikis and chat work. However, Desktop Sharing doesn't and this is an essential feature for a lot of people.
Microsoft owns Github and thus electron. Microsoft uses Electron already for VS Code. So I can't imagine it to be hard for Microsoft to rewrite MS Teams in electron to have the same app run on all platforms that support electron.
You guys could go open source with Teams even and have the community assist in the development of Teams. Just a thought.
Go talk to the Visual Studio Code team! That app rocks Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Guillermo Mateo Jr. commented
This appears to be a critical requirement for current and potential Microsoft customers... Could we please receive an update about this? Is it feasible to expect functionality on Linux? Particularly, screen sharing is a much needed development. Please update the status of this request, as Suphatra's last update dates back to October of 2018. Now that Suphatra has moved on, will Alex take over this item? Thanks in advance.
Kadu Barral commented
Any news about this?
I contacted Suphatra via twitter, but she doesn't work for MS anymore.
So if any other admin could update people would be great.
Ilia Luk commented
Microsoft don't <3 Linux enough I guess
Connor Oud commented
In the mean time, I'll use Nativefier to get the web app running on my Linux-based netbook.
Teams for Linux please. Microsoft <3 Linux??
Markus Larsson commented
Still no linux client?
The web client is so subpar that I can't tell any of my employees to use it with a straight face.
Teams is probably great if you're a windows only company.
Time to find new tooling.
Just another vote for native linux client...
Bartosz Radaczyński commented
Seems that most of the functionality works in chrome (72) on linux (ubuntu 16.04) already, although only in meetings scheduled from teams. So you cannot initiate a one:one call from the browser (the webapps says I should switch to Chrome, LOL. I guess hte only allowed chrome is chrome on windows).
The extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/microsoft-teams-screen-sh/dhheiegalgcabbcobinipgmhepkkeidk enables screensharing (with screen/window selection).
You don't need to spoof the useragent string for teams to work anymore.
"Working on it" - how many business years do you need to get this?
[Deleted User] commented
How many serious developers develop on Windows ?
Please adapt it to Linux. TY !
Could anyone update the status? It's on the backlog for several months. We're waiting for this feature to switch to MS Teams.
Michael Manning commented
I really enjoy using VS Code on Linux. I would like to have the same joy with Teams!
Hope this will be available soon. Most of our IT team is using Linux, but rest of the organization is on Windows.
Julian Alarcon commented
Hey guys, if you want a great Electron client try this:
Has video conference/audioconference, notifications, etc. Everything is working!
But, the only thing that it's not working is the ScreenSharing, It doesn't work even in Windows and on Edge, please vote for this feature on UserVoice to enable screen sharing using WebRTC/getDisplayMedia:
Most of my developers are Ubuntu based so a native linux app is absolutely vital.