In the future, Microsoft Teams for Linux users will run in the browser – as a Progressive Web App (PWA). The previous teams client for Linux is history. The Progressive Web App from Teams can be installed in a similar way to an app and can offer extensive functions.
With the provision as a PWA, Microsoft can quickly retrofit new teams functions and thus also benefit Linux users. The gap that now existed between the teams functions of the Linux and Windows clients should be closed in this way. The Progressive Web App is available for both Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge.
Linux Client Gives Way To Progressive Web Apps
The PWA provides access to more features such as custom backgrounds, gallery view, reactions, the “raise hand” feature in meetings, and large gallery and Together mode views. It also offers desktop-like app features like system notifications for chats and channels.
The Teams PWA for Linux can be managed with Microsoft’s Endpoint Manager, for example, and can use a so-called conditional access configuration, Microsoft explains in the Teams blog . This would allow Linux users to use the Teams web application with the Microsoft Edge browser.
The Progressive Web App enables use that corresponds to the desktop-like user experience of the team client.
On the one hand, the app can be installed via a symbol on the right side of the address bar. In Microsoft’s Edge, on the other hand, the Progressive Web App can also be anchored in the system via the menu under “Apps” – “Install this site as an app”.
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