We had earlier reported that Microsoft is planning to release a Progressive Web App for its Slack competitor Microsoft Teams. The Microsoft Teams just recently completed its One year Anniversary and Microsoft detailed the features which would be added in the year 2018.
Microsoft had confirmed that its Teams app is being used by over 200,000 organizations spread over 181 markets. The Microsoft Teams app had received many features since its launch and has been on par with its competitor Slack.
Today the company is releasing a new Progressive Web App version of its Teams app in the Microsoft Store. Microsoft has been working on bringing PWA apps to the Microsoft Store and is expected to release them with the company’s next major Windows 10 version, Spring Creators update.
The company is currently testing an Alpha version of the Progressive Web app of Microsoft Teams which is available in the Microsoft Store. The app is currently being tested with a small group of users and the company is naming it as Hosted Web App to easily identify Apps in the Microsoft Store.
The Application is currently not available for download but if everything goes well the app should be available for download for general users very soon. The exact time frame of the app’s availability has not yet been confirmed, but we expect it to take weeks rather than month’s for release to general public.
PWAs run on any device but the device should be running the EdgeHTML 17 engine in the Edge browser which is expected to be released by Microsoft in its next major version of Windows 10.
Microsoft Teams is a chat centered application were in you will be able to chat individually or have a group conversation with your Team members. The app allows you to see real time history and lets you get attention of individual team member or all team members at the same time.
As reported the PWA version of the Microsoft Teams app is currently not available for download from Microsoft Store, but we will keep you posted once the app is made available for public download.