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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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Angela Sze shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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.

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  • Ray commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Seriously MS Teams folks why hasn't this been created yet........There is absolutely not reason this couldn't be a thing since its freaking 2017. We have multi os teams here and this simply won't take hold at our company until this is completed.

  • Diego Morales commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Also on a company with Windows, Macs and Linux machines, several different teams. We are trying to standardize communication groups on Teams. Any news on a beta/alpha release?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We are actively looking to use Teams - but for a lot of us on Linux (Ubuntu) the web client is just not good enough. A native app would be ideal.

  • Jake commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Can we please get an update on this? If the desktop is already written in Electron, like I read (if this is wrong, let me know), then why hasn't it happened yet? Electron apps are cross platform by default...?

  • Nuno commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I've a team with people using OSX, microsoft and linux machines.
    Everyone is using Teams.
    A Linux client would be a game changer.

  • George Shearer - Sr. Solutions Architect - SIS LLC commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I like Microsoft. I especially like the changes they've made recently with regard to embracing open source. This should include making their applications available ON open source platforms, especially Linux. C'mon Microsoft. Make a Linux native client so we don't have to mess with bitlbee. Virtually all other "team speak" apps support Linux. Zoom, Fuze, blah blah blah. You need to too.

  • Dario Susman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Indeed, are there any updates on this? wouldn't even recognize Firefox ESR 45.9.0 - Works only with Chromium on Debian stable.

    Plus, the windows build doesn't even work with wine.

    It would be really helpful if applications such as this be available on all platforms.

  • Steve G commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If I can now get Ubuntu from the MS Store.. there should be a Teams client for Linux....

  • Asad Khan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hey Suphatra, can you give us an update ??? without a native linux client our devops teams won't move from Slack!

  • Jonathan D commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hi Suphatra,

    did the team had the chance to perform the review?

    While here, I am adding my vote to the list.

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