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April 06, 2022

Microsoft Teams update for Mozilla Firefox browser

Firefox users are finally getting some love for Microsoft Teams

Using Microsoft Teams in Mozilla Firefox could soon be a much more enjoyable experience after it was announced that some key features were finally coming to the browser.

The company has said it is working on bringing what it called “improved meeting support” to Teams users who want to work with the Firefox browser.

This includes full audio and screen sharing support for all Microsoft Teams meetings running in Firefox, which has struggled so far to allow users to fully utilize the video conferencing tool.

Microsoft Teams and Firefox

The Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab) says the update is still in development, but the company says it should roll out by the end of April, meaning users won’t have to wait too long.

Firefox was one of a number of browsers that failed to fully support Microsoft Teams calls (opens in a new tab), alongside Safari and Internet Explorer.

Anyone attempting to join a Teams meeting using Firefox will be directed to download the software’s desktop client, a somewhat lengthy process that could leave you late for a call.

While some users of these browsers may have been able to participate in a Microsoft Teams call, they would have faced a possible lack of video or audio, as well as the lack of desktop, window and app sharing.

When available, Microsoft says the enhanced experience will be available to all Teams users on the Firefox browser around the world. The latest data suggests Teams has accumulated more than 270 million monthly active users (MAUs), up from less than 50 million daily active users before the pandemic started.

Microsoft Teams has had regular updates and upgrades over the past few months as the company wants to make sure its platform stays up to date.

The news follows a similar recent update from the company revealing that Microsoft Teams apps will soon be available on and the Office for Windows app as the company aims to further expand the reach of its video conferencing service. This should help improve the user experience for Teams customers around the world, meaning there’s no longer a need to switch between platforms to use specific apps.

Source: tech radar

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