With the recent updates to Microsoft Teams, including the new features on Android, the tech giant is trying to expand its platform and to make it available and more user friendly for more customers.
It seems like their efforts don’t stop here, as Linux could get a Microsoft Teams app in the future.
Microsoft Teams could land on Linux in the future
It’s not the first time when this is speculated, but now a Twitter user called unixterminal has shared an update to a Microsoft Teams UserVoice page:
It looks like Microsoft is about to release @MicrosoftTeams for Linux. The UserVoice has been updated to “stay tuned” and a Linux apt repo has been created: https://t.co/byJ6y2vUXa #Linux cc @Daniel_Rubino @JoeRessington pic.twitter.com/7TSUbc56Ru
— Hayden (@unixterminal) August 6, 2019
A Linux apt repo has also been created, but for now it’s empty.
Microsoft Teams is now available on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android. The “Stay tuned for more information soon” message from a Microsoft Teams engineer suggest that we will see it in Linux, as well.
We’ll just have to wait and see if Microsoft is seriously considering a Teams app for Linux.
It’s worth mentioning that Slack, Team’s main competitor, already has a Linux app and this might be just enough to determine Microsoft to create its own app for Linux.