Audio and Video call on every browser
Now just Edge support audio and video calls. Making Teams work on all main browsers (IE, Chrome, Safari, Firefox) should be a priority . I need Teams to work with all my customers and I can't force them to install software on their machines.
Support for audio, video and screen sharing is now supported on Google Chrome.
Robert P. commented
Fantastic! Looking forward to it!
Elmar Schraml commented
Upvoted! Teams would be much more useful if everything worked across major browsers.
Mike Bailoux commented
I agree that every browser needs to be supported. I would expect attendees to have the option of using their preferred browser, and I would not expect them to have to install an app to bypass that limitation.
Until this addressed, I can't see us migrating from Skype For Business.
is there an update on this
Jon Vassar commented
This is truly needed for meeting with non-staff. Having a zero-installation setup will make Teams more valuable as a choice than Webex or Zoom for all meetings.
Not to mention the ability to use Chromebooks, Mac (without admin rights), and other Linux distros.
Love Teams, but these points have been pains on many an occasion, especially when an outside vendor wishes to present to our Teams rooms.
Jesper Sommer commented
The lack of video support in browsers, and especially on Linux since there is no rich-client there, is becoming a real problem. Microsoft supposedly loves Linux, but proper tools for collaboration with Linux geek and devs continues to be a problem. To integrate Linux geeks into a Microsoft Partner eco system, to work on our modern-cloud Azure projects, we need tools they can use on their non-Windows Desktops. We haven't heard anything in years.
Dakota Walker commented
This is a must have!
"Teams Meetings in Edge and Chrome. With this recent release you are now able to join a meeting from Edge with audio, video and incoming screen share. If you are joining from Chrome, you can join a meeting with audio and incoming screen share - joining with video via Chrome will be coming soon."
Teams blog, January 2018
Please give us an update
Jelle Goossens commented
Please guys, make this happen. I read everywhere that it actually works when you make chrome faking it's Edge. I can't explain this to people who're coming from Google Meet.
This is needed yesterday! For EDU there are many needs for one-off guest access for class discussions and expert sessions, not having this requires a large organization to find alternatives to something that should already be built-in at this point of development in Microsoft Teams - Desktop Sharing and Video are pretty basic services for video conferencing, no?
Rene Steen commented
ive enabled video calls via my chrome extension in version 0.2.0.
You can find it here:
Rene Steen commented
i have created a chrome extension that enables the calling function for MS Teams.
Basically it sets a value in the settings that enables this function:
angular.element(document).injector().get('callingSupportService').oneOnOneCallingEnabled = true
angular.element(document).injector().get('settingsService').appConfig.enableCallingChromeOneOnOne = true
Yup, UK EDU O365 tenant here having to stay with other providers until this becomes a reality.
We would appreciate if you can include audio/video calls along with desktop sharing at the earliest and it should also support on all standard browsers.
We are moving to Zoom meetings and pstn this year because of the lack of Chrome support. Sucks to have to pay for something else we already have because you guys do not fully support the most used browser in the world.
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!
Michal Kups commented
We're a large organization with 9K+ users of Office365/Azure services and SfB/Teams are essential to us.
We'd like to make a full transition to Microsoft Teams as soon as possible, but the lack of in-browser support for Audio/Video/PSTN is a major roadblock for us.
We operate a diverse environment with a variety of devices and requirements. Being able to deliver the full-feature experience in the browser would greatly help to drive the adoption of Teams.
Given the recently announced plan to rebuild Edge using Chromium as a base, I would image this is already in the works!
Please consider adding Audio/Video/PSTN support for major browsers.
Until this is supported my 1000 users (and counting) goes with alternatives such as Slack or appear.in instead. Microsoft, you really need to get a better understanding of how people (users) think, and prioritize accordingly.
How has this not been done yet? Now that Edge is going Chromium can you please get this working in Chrome.
This is lazy stuff. I get that only so many man hours can be spent on this but seriously.... it's basic conferencing.