Audio calling from browser
From day 1, there is no way we can make audio calls from the browser. This is a very much required features quite a few users use Linux and there is no way we can use Teams with them.
The request for 1:1 calling Chrome support is still “on the backlog”.
1:1 calling works in Edge.
Group calling and meetings works for Edge & Chrome.
I hope to have more information to share soon.
Helder Magalhães commented
"Audio calling from browser" is somehow scope-limited as apparently this is already possible in Edge and Chrome, and forces the user to install the full application on other browsers such as Firefox.
Another "alternative", calling from a phone line to join audio, is an awkward one for most companies (and individuals!) as it will required additional setup and even expensive hardware.
Please provide a status update and redirection for issue on the backlog for supporting other browsers (at least Firefox, which is clearly in the top 3). Thanks.
Would calls work for Firefox and other browsers on Linux?
The main question is why it does not work? Because you are blocking functionality for some browsers and platforms
Bartosz Radaczyński commented
Screensharing and desktop sharing and video work in chrome on linux (you need an extension for screensharing: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/microsoft-teams-screen-sh/dhheiegalgcabbcobinipgmhepkkeidk)
Bartosz Radaczyński commented
How come this is "on the backlog" since it actually works when you spoof the user agent to either edge or chrome on windows?
Krishna M S commented
But we cannot share the desktop nor video calls work with chrome? When can we expect this?
Krishna M S
Deepak Maheshwari commented
Any timeframe for Chrome?
Chris Long commented
I tried just loading Teams in Chromium (Version 66.0.3359.181) on Linux just now and got an unsupported browser error.
Flavio Ortellao commented
A week ago I was able to make an audiocall with the HTML version of MS Teams, now that isn't supported anymore. We decided that MS Teams were suitable for us because of browser audiocall support, and now they dropped it. MS: THAT BETRAYING YOUR USERS
Very important to be able to call directly from the browser
Update: Our IT noticed this works in Edge and IE, I don't know how long this has been the case? But it doesn't work in Firefox or Chrome so no use to use as we use Linux (and the electron wrapper to use teams on linux).
I'm still surprised there hasn't been more people bringing up this issue.
Just want to ping this again as i still see the option in the webinterface but it just says 'Comming soon"
Either remove the option or please provide an update to what is happing with it.
I am also still waiting for this to become available !!!
Skype (regular) worked fine for all platforms... Skype for Business is really ****, and almost non-existing as a working alternative on Linux.
So I had big hopes for the voice call in Teams...
The Web UI has has the buttons for Video and Call however these are still not available and have been "Coming Soon" for months.
Given there is no Linux client this is critical to ours teams adoption and would be a suitable stop gap until a Linux client is available with video and calling.
I'm posting this in a hopeful attempt that it moves up the list and gathers a response from the Teams support so we can see the progress of this feature.