Linux users now have access to Microsoft Teams Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). In addition to providing desktop-like features, the Microsoft Teams PWA helps bridge the gap between Windows and Linux Teams clients.

Microsoft announced in August that its Teams desktop client for Linux would be retired in early December. As of 2019, several updates have been released to the app, but it has not reached feature parity with Windows. As a result of the Teams PWA, Microsoft claims that Linux machines will be able to access new desktop-like features more quickly.

Linux users can use custom backgrounds for video calls and meetings with the Microsoft Teams PWA. Additionally, it supports reactions, the raise-a-hand feature, large gallery views, and Together mode views. As well as native OS notifications, application auto-start, a dock icon with controls, and easier access to permissions for system apps, the app supports a number of other features.

The Microsoft Teams PWA for Linux supports conditional access

Microsoft Teams Progressive Web Apps (PWAs) is Now Available For Linux Users

For Linux devices, IT admins can use Microsoft Endpoint Manager to configure web and PWA clients. When used with Conditional Access configuration, applied through Endpoint Manager, the Microsoft Teams PWA for Linux enables Linux users to securely access the Teams web application. According to Microsoft, this lets organizations manage Linux endpoints with an industry-leading unified endpoint management solution that’s built for security and quality.”

All Linux customers are recommended to switch to the PWA version of Microsoft Teams. To install the app, go to Teams’ web version and click the dedicated icon in the address bar. Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge support Microsoft Teams PWA for Linux. We’d love to hear if you use Microsoft Teams on Linux in the comments below.

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