Microsoft Teams is a team communication service similar to Slack. While Slack offers a native Linux client, Microsoft Teams is not available on Linux yet.
A lot of people have requested about it on UserVoice (which is a feedback forum). And, there was no significant update to this request for almost 2 years. And, finally, we got the official confirmation a couple of days back.
In the UserVoice page, an official (Alex) from Teams Engineering crew responded:
We know many of you are waiting for a Teams client for Linux, and we’re pleased to confirm we’re actively working on it. Stay tuned for more information.
Even though ‘Microsoft Teams’ isn’t the best Slack alternative there is – a lot of folks at work depend on it. So, there’s definitely a demand for it. And, one more reason to use Linux at work – so it’s a great news indeed.
However, I’d like you to take this news with a pinch of salt because Microsoft is known to “work on something” for years. So, we’re now sure that it is coming – but still no word about the expected date or year.
In addition to the confirmation in the Tweet above, we also know that there is a repo created for Microsoft Teams (but it’s not active yet).
More options for Linux is always welcome – even if that’s something from Microsoft. What do you think? Feel free to let us know your thoughts in the comments below.