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It's official: Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is actively working on Microsoft Teams for Linux.
  • An update to a UserVoice page states that Microsoft is "actively working on it."
  • Last month the UserVoice page stated that the idea was on the backlog and to stay tuned.

Microsoft Teams is officially coming to Linux. Microsoft is "actively working on" bringing Microsoft Teams to Linux according to an update to a UserVoice page. Just last month, the UserVoice page told everyone to stay tuned and that the idea would remain on the backlog.

Microsoft Teams running on Linux (via @andreujuanc).

Microsoft Teams running on Linux (via @andreujuanc).

Twitter user Christopher Scott pointed out the change on the UserVoice page. Scott works for Microsoft and focusses on Office 365 and Microsoft Teams.

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Microsoft Teams is clearly a focus of Microsoft's right now. It continues to expand in both feature set and availability and potentially passed Slack in terms of daily active users earlier this year. There is no timetable for Microsoft Teams to be released on Linux but the fact that a Microsoft employee who works on Microsoft Teams highlighted the UserVoice page is very promising.

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Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.

2 Comments
  • Folks it's time for Microsoft to make it's own Distribution of "Linux" it should be free or cost no
    more than 25 Dollars it would have ALL THE THINGS MICROSOFT HAS MADE AVAILABLE
    TO "LUNUX" USERS plus use regular open source programs. they could call it "Miclinx"
  • I've been using the Teams for Linux project by IsmaelMartinez for a while on Fedora. It runs the Teams website inside a dedicated Electron web browser window. The GNOME integration is very good, but the video chat and screen share are rough. Maybe Microsoft will be able to do those better using a native client?