Microsoft Teams and Firefox finally decide to play ball
Microsoft Teams and Firefox finally decided to combine forces – which means that users of these services can no longer blame yousupported browsers for meeting delays.
Until now, Firefox browsers trying to join a Teams call were redirected to other browsers like Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge. And for those lucky enough to make it through, call quality would be shaky at best.
Fortunately, in an effort to “improve meeting support” for its users, Microsoft Teams recently committed to making its software compatible with the Firefox web browser. It’s part of a broader effort by the software company to make its video conferencing software more accessible.
Microsoft has decided to support Teams in Firefox
Since the start of the pandemic, Microsoft Teams has amassed over 270 million monthly users. Unfortunately, so far many users have had to overcome a series of hurdles before they can use the video conferencing software.
Previously, when people tried to use the platform on Mozilla Firefox – the fourth most used web browser in the US – they were told that the browser was not supported. They would then be asked to download the software’s desktop client, which, after a lengthy process, would allow them to make a call.
Even for users who eventually answered their call, they would face video and audio issues and faulty desktop, window, and application sharing functions.
And Firefox users were not alone, Safari and Internet Explorer browsers often suffered the same fate.