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.
This is still under review by the feature team. No new details yet.
Lll Hhh commented
**** just drop any check and put some first time connect popup "you browser is not officially supported, if you experienced any problem change your browser" and leave your users alone... We are smart enough to see if the browser have problem or not...
Julian Knight commented
Honestly, this has been open for 3 years with no change! For goodness sake get it fixed please Microsoft.
I wouldn't even need to be doing it except for the failure to properly support guest access in Teams which means that I have to keep the Teams client open on one tenancy and use the browser for another.
Teams on Vivaldi on Linux works, but not on Windows.
Please support Franz. I have to up a spoofed browser to make calls.
Classic Microsoft... Some things never change.
3 years down the line and still no decision on supporting external browsers (yet Edge will be based on an external browser).
+1 for feature detection please, rather than user agent breaking, very retrograde :(
Please support Vivaldi, as asked in many previous comments.
It would be great to support vivaldi browser on linux - there's no app there
Shem Sargent commented
I would like to use Microsoft Teams in Vivaldi browser, please.
The experience here SUCKS. I get the "Browser Unsupported" page when following a link in email, so I can't view the resource. Then I copy the link and try to paste into the desktop app. THAT doesn't work either. I'm using an updated variant of Chromium (Vivaldi) that SHOULD load the site -- just let it work!
Need allow Vivaldi Browser ! Chrome based and changing UA works very well. No problems.
It would be much appreciated if I could use your product without having mask the Vivaldi user agent. There is really no good reason to prevent it accessing your software. Why not do it like other websites and just put a “warning” and a button to “continue at your own risk”?
vivaldi support, please!
needs vivaldi browser support
This is just plain lazy.
Microsoft does not care about loss of profits from this?
Do you understand that stuff like this turns people away from you?
Pride comes before the fall Microsoft
Your " we are big we dont care" mantra is going to be your undoing.
Browser detection is still being done via the User Agent string for Teams.
Microsoft recommends that developers do not do this - so why are you still doing it for your own applications.
This has been an open item on UserVoice for nearly three years, while Microsoft have recommended not doing browser detection this way for the better part of a decade.
This is hampering adoption, reducing accessibility and makes the implementation of Teams look far less professional than it should.
Please update this item, and prioritise implementation of a fix.
[Deleted User] commented
I need Teams compatible with Vivaldi browser as well... please.
rob geach commented
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.
Need support for Vivaldi browser
Had to resort to user agent spoofing to get it working on Vivaldi, which is absurd.