Microsoft Teams download banner / popup needs to be removed
When a user in the Office 365 environment wants to use the web version http://teams.microsoft.com, a popup message is visible at the upper area with a prompt to install the client version:
“Want an even faster, more collaborative experience? Download the desktop app.” By several given security compliance requirements in big IT environments, the users shouldn’t be able to install any additional software at their PCs. This popup is confusing the web-only Teams user and also it makes the software deployment team nervous.
In our vocational training center (higher education) trainees do not undertand (again and again ever) the choice they have to make upon the 'teams client download vs web app' prompt page.
Its not only a waste of time but a TREMENDOUS amount of explanations.
Please MS Master and Keepers of the Temple, please relieve us - mere and humble application admins - with this daily pain. ;-)
This directly impacts my workflow and reduces the productivity from this application. Over a company of 5000+ this is a non-trivial amount of non-value added work and directly adds to lost revenue. Please remove this as soon as possible.
In my higher education school, I need to promote web applications instead of local ones. So, I really need a way to skip the download page and send users straight to the web version app. Kind regards
In my University environment I need all students to use their web app and not keep trying to install a client when they want to use Teams. I need something that goes straight to the web app and does not have this download page.
A L commented
Please remove this download notification -- we do NOT want to use the desktop app, and it's confusing for everyone. Thanks.
Microsoft- please realize that some offices are not allowed to download the desktop app. Getting this prompt every single time we click on a shared Teams doc has made many of our staff "hate Teams" and made it almost impossible to convince them to stick with this tool.
Be nice if MS listened for once, if one signs into the web app over the desktop app its most likely becase they want to use the WEB APP
Not everyone needs their hand holding :/
Trying to implement a teams hot desk using kiosk mode this is a pain i could do without
I will add that I also consider this banner annoying, especially since I have already downloaded the desktop app, and use it occasionally. I would very much like to disable this notification entirely.
Adding to the chorus of complaints about this. We run a non-persistent Citrix environment that the Teams full client is not a good fit for and desire to just be able to launch directly into the web client without the big shiny 'download this' button.
Hi Microsoft! It is highly required these days!
I have parents sharing the same computer with several kids and since you *still* do not support (there is a different uservoice - I know...) multiple logins on the download app, there is no way they can use the computer.
Now - they are primary school kids, not IT exports - when they see this message it is soo confusing for them!
So it is understood you want as many as possible downloads, I completely understand that!
BUT - either they could use multiple accounts on the download version or we can provide them a link to skip this screen.....
Patrik Molinder commented
Microsoft is not known for good business practices.This is surly by design, in order to force us to the client in Windows.
Tiffany Koenig commented
We are implementing 365 to all users, and Teams is a blocked feature due to our security. This is very troublesome to management and confusing to end user. Please remove this feature.
Hans Dickel commented
Only prompt once the user logs in and an admin setting indicates the user can be notified of such a client is available.
This was a massive headache for my team when we deployed Teams Firmwide in response to going on Covid Lockdown.
Everytime someone would try to join a meeting they would see this stupid download prompt and think they had to install it. Without fail every single user was doing this.
Such a pain in the a$$
David Nicholas commented
More than 2 years later this nonsense is still happening. Come on Microsoft, do you let the receptionists in Redmond install whatever they want?
We use a conditional access rule to force VDI users to use teams in the browser, and this option allows and suggests that users install the application contrary to company policy.
This is the most irritating thing on our Citrix virtual desktops. Every day our users must click the link "Use the web app instead".
Please fix this ASAP.
This has been an absolute pain for my organisation and it’s actually MS shooting itself in the foot as every MS teams call goes like this...
.... send invitation
... meeting arrives.
... call from participants saying download prompt and admin rights don’t allow download
... I say press use web app version
... I can’t see this option, zoom?
Please make a policy that would allow this to be suppressed.
Please make this a priority. Even a policy to hide it would work.