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.
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.
The major issue is the web app doesnt support multiple video feeds. We restrict end users to use the teams web app on unmanaged devices as we cant give them access to the app as theres no way to block their ability to download company data to these personal devices.
There really needs to be a shake up here. Either level out the playing field and give the web app some much love and attention the client app has or give admins further control via intune to restict the client app.
Martin Edwards commented
It seems like the web client seriously lags behind the desktop app in functionality. Personally I believe that PWAs are the way to go and it seems like your competitors think likewise.
Web client only supports a single video feed, instead of many like the desktop client. Also, screen sharing doesn't put a border around a shared window, making it impossible to know if a screen/window share has been done successfully.
This problem is compounded by the inability to be connected to multiple Microsoft 365 accounts at the same time -- desktop client only supports one at a time, so need to use web for others, but web is severely limited when it comes to meetings.
I can't seem to test my setup
video conferencing on Web Client still not available on Chrome? Errr.......
Timothy Guerin commented
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?
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!
screensharing is not working. Please fix it!
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
@Warren -- any update here?
Still Call option not working on TEams Web APp
Josh M commented
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.
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.
Pierre Trudel commented
If Microsoft can make it work with Edge why not with Chrome!
Matthew Day commented
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
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.
Ack, that's no good.
Thanks for the feedback. I will follow up with the feature team about this!
Matthew Moses commented
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
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.
Alfred Feldmeyer commented
Can't video call on FF, Chrome or Vivaldi