third-party chat clients (e.g. pidgin)
Other chat programs (Slack, Cisco Webex, Google Hangouts) allow third-party clients, typically over XMPP. Can we have an XMPP port on the Teams server?
Bruce H McIntosh commented
I'd be on onboard for this. It's very handy from a screen-real-estate perspective to be able to integrate all my various chat protocols into one app that takes up a bare minimum of space on the screen, like pidgin.
Yeah, I agree with Sean. MS has notorious usability flaws throughout the majority of their software which warrants many to look elsewhere. But given their history of negligence in this area and lack of concern for user preferences it might be more fruitful to just abandon the MS Teams chat and go with another option.
It would be great to chat with customers via their platform.
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would be awesome to have as it really enables cooperation to have open standards for simple things such as chat
this would actually allow companies who are running Linux to get integrated as office 365 is pretty awesome but leaves developers out in the cold. we use pidgin already for other chat and own office 365 licenses but its just a pain if your in hyper v or similar and therefore don't see the windows desktop
it will be greate
This would be incredibly helpful. I like the features on Teams, but finding it hard to encourage its adoption as it is missing this feature.
Sean Ellis commented
Given MS's reluctance to even allow users to choose their own font or color scheme, is it likely that they will allow the development of complete alternative UIs?