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Video conferencing on web client

I'm trying to get people here to migrate slowing from Skype for Business to Teams. Unfortunately the install able app tends to crash often, so more people are using the web client which is more stable, faster, and cross platform.

Unfortunately it seems a lot of the functionality we need isn't there, like video conferencing. It seems Microsoft keeps trying to push apps instead of web apps and that seems to be a mistake. I'm sure it's easier to implement, but being able to work completely off the Office 365 website without any installed apps is a much preferable method of working. I hope full functionality will come to the web apps soon.

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Aric Wilisch shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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This should be working via the web client.

Can users confirm if you are still having this issue? Please let me know in the comments below.



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  • Timothy Guerin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Is there a reason why the web app development does not have it's own roadmap? I would assume the functionality available in Edge should be readily available to Chrome, and iOS users?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Works fine on Edge, but unavailable (greyed out) on other browsers. When changing User-Agent in Chrome to Edge it is also working fine in Chrome. Please Microsoft, start supporting Chrome and other browsers!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When spoofing the browser user-agent to Edge, it works OK, for audio and video, even switching camera's and audio devices (but they are not saved)
    Screenshare doesn't work, and requires the native app, adding users to a call if you are hosting it, drops
    chat and navigation bar falls down on top of video and if one is sharing there screen it blocks it, so UI improvements required
    Tested on Linux Chrome 70 @Warren

  • Josh M commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Are we ever going to get this? It seems like pretty basic functionality, and it would open up use to all of our ChromeOS users.

  • Darren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd say it's pretty critical for video conferencing to work in at minimum Chrome and Safari in addition to Edge. Especially with the fact that federation with consumer Skype is off the table.

  • Matthew Day commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Any new update, as my LINUX users continually complain and mention Slack. How about a comment about whether or not true WebRTC will be implemented.
    Audio works. Presentations can be viewed, and companion devices can send video if they join the meeting (iPhone/iPad), but native client support for LINUX and/or Video capability via WebRTC (browser independent) is a must...

  • Pierre Trudel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Everything work with Edge on win10.
    On Chrome in the chat tab, video is grey'd out. You can click on audio and a message will say that the functionality is unavailable. In the team tab, you can start a "adhoc" meeting. Video is still grey'd out but audio seem to be working.

    It would be nice to know what is supported on wich browser on wich OS. On a Mac or a Chromebook Edge is not an option, and BTW, I am not going to change browser because it work on Edge. Teams is a tool to unite people and make them productive on whatever platform they use. It is placed to replace Skype and bring people to O365. So make it work on everything, particularly WEB base.

  • Matthew Moses commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I can start a meeting from a team, but it only sends my audio, reporting that video is not supported in my browser. When attempting to start a call with an individual or group, the video button is disabled with a similar message, but audio-only calls work. This was in Chrome and Brave on Windows 10.

  • Alix Ak commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    no its not working. I tried it on both firefox and chromium. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 but the web client should be platform independent.

  • Andreas Hagendorf commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Especially important for invited guests who donn't want to get the desktop version installed.

    Totally +1 for this feature. Is this in developement at the moment? As the buttons already exist in the webclient...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    We have several colleagues using Linux, and there is not way to call them using Teams. I guess this important because blocks the migration of a complete company to Teams, we have to evaluate Zoom, Slack and others instead Teams because these problems.

  • Elric Hindy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am surprised there is not more noise on this feature.
    We have a large proportion of our team on Linux and a fully functionally web app would be ideal.
    AS well as the bonus of being able to work completely through the web for all other MS products would complete the solution.
    At lease adding a call feature would be the minimal ideal

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