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Relax browser support check

The current browser support check is too pessimistic and prevents some modern browsers from loading Microsoft Teams. For example, up-to-date Chrome on Ubuntu Linux is not considered a supported browser, even though changing the User-Agent string to Chrome on Windows allows Teams to load without any problems.

Please consider a) just letting the browser try to load Teams, b) using feature detection instead of the User-Agent string, or c) blacklisting known broken browsers instead of whitelisting if the User-Agent string is used.

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  • rob geach commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    it should go without saying, but Vivaldi already... or multi-monitor support. honestly I feel like both isn't a hard ask but I'll take either one at this point.

  • Wessel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Had to resort to user agent spoofing to get it working on Vivaldi, which is absurd.

  • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I typically use Firefox Nightly. Teams has been fine in Nightly until today; now I see a prompt to install Chrome or Firefox (!). Surely if Teams works in Firefox Stable it should work in Firefox Nightly too...?

  • Paul commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Vivaldi browser. For crying out loud. Please and thank you.

  • i commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Linux Chrome 73.0.3683.103 (Official Build) (64-bit)

    Same story...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any news on this? Given that edge is moving to a chromium based architecture.. :)

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Chrome uses Blink. Vivaldi uses Blink. Please for the love of the gods. STOP the browser detection.

  • Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The lack of this feature is causing us to look outside of the Microsoft stack.

    We have the need to include people outside of our organization in webconference calls as we did with Skype for Business and can with other competitors. We can not control what they install on their devices and especially when the do not have elevated permissions.

  • J commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Still under review? How many years does this have to be broken for such a simple fix? It's quite disappointing to see such easily fixed bugs and antiquated compatibility checks in a platform MS is actively steering people towards.

  • Linux User commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    How on earth is this complicated, Microsoft ? What the **** ? it has been 2 years since the original query, and it has been under evaluation for 7 months now. It is not hard to implement at all. Is that how agile you are ?

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