Microsoft Teams On Linux, What’s the Story?
Right now Microsoft Teams in not supported in Linux, even in a web browser. It will load in a web browser and appears functional, but without audio/video support.
This is on Ubuntu in Firefox:
There is a request for a native Linux client on user voice with over 2,500 votes: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public-preview/suggestions/16911565-linux-client. As of the 30th January 2018 it was “on the backlog”.
The windows client is actually Electron, Tom Morgan explains the client architecture well here. There was hope from a lot of people that as the web experience on Windows and Mac full featured, the same would be possible on Linux at a minimum, or that there may be a native Linux client.
There are some unsupported community projects that have attempted to create a native Electron client. Note I have not tried any of these, and they are not supported by Microsoft in any way.
Architecturally this is less effort than creating a Skype for Business client, so hopefully at some point this makes it to the top of the priority list.
Are you interested in a Linux client? I’d like to hear your thoughts