Microsoft Teams is coming to Linux


Microsoft Teams hit the 13 million user milestone earlier this year and is already available on Windows, macOS, Android and iOS. However, if you’re one of the many Linux users that rely on loading the web version of Teams to get by, then it’s your lucky week.

After nearly 10,000 people upvoted the idea of a native Microsoft Teams client for Linux on UserVoice (a request which is originally posted back in 2016), Microsoft’s Christopher Scott shared the good news that his team are “actively working on it” and to “stay tuned for more information.”

Microsoft is yet to confirm an exact timeline for the official Linux release but, hopefully, we’ll see the update released in the not too distant future.

However, it’s not just Microsoft Teams’ users which are feeling the impact of its recent series of upgrades. Despite beating expectations on earnings and revenue, Slack’s share price has fallen 33 per cent from its original IPO listing price of $38.50 and is now trading at just below $26 per share.

Concerns over the company’s ability to compete with Microsoft’s rival Teams app have been listed alongside legal investigations from shareholders and greater than expected Q3 losses as contributing to this decline.