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Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux

Microsoft Teams on Linux

Microsoft is looking to bring Microsoft Teams to the Linux OS at some point in the future.

A thread on Microsoft feedback platform called UserVoice discusses the arrival of Teams app on Linux. A Twitter user with username @unixterminal first noticed the update and tweeted that “The UserVoice has been updated to “stay tuned” and a Linux apt repo has been created”.

Here is the link he shared in the tweet- https://packages.microsoft.com/repos/ms-teams/

Talking about the availability of Microsoft Teams on Linux, the engineers working on the platform said that the plan will remain on the backlog and they are actively considering how to accelerate.

“We know so many of our customers use Linux and we want Teams to be available for everyone. Stay tuned for more information soon,” responded Alex, Teams Engineering, Microsoft Teams, to the queries on UserVoice.

“Hey guys, thanks for the feedback – we hear you loud and clear. After talking this over with the Engineering team, I confirmed this will remain on the backlog and we are actively considering how to accelerate,” another Microsoft executive added.

Microsoft is looking to make Teams the one-stop collaboration tool for everyone, across every platform. It is already available on Windows, macOS, Android, and iOS operating systems. And since Microsoft loves Linux, the Teams looks to be rolled out for Linux as well.

Also read: Microsoft Word now crosses 1 Billion installs on Android devices

In favour of Microsoft Teams, the tech giant is also retiring the Skype for Business Online in 2021. Further, Microsoft Kaizala will be replaced by the Teams following deeper integration.

Microsoft Teams will become the primary client in Office 365 and Microsoft 365 for communication with both internal employees and people in extended networks, the company said.

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