Microsoft Teams no longer supported in IE from 30th Nov 2020

Microsoft 365 apps and services will not support Internet Explorer 11 starting August 17, 2021 (Microsoft Teams will not support Internet Explorer 11 earlier, starting November 30, 2020). Learn more.

Please note that Internet Explorer 11 will remain a supported browser. Internet Explorer 11 is a component of the Windows operating system and follows the Lifecycle Policy for the product on which it is installed.

When Teams detects an unsupported browser, it automatically displays a message explaining the issue and the session limitations. The message provides further instructions for accessing the meeting audio, such as advising the user to leave a call back number so that Teams can call the user, or instructing the user to call the conference number included in the meeting invitation. The message also encourages the user to download and use the Teams desktop client for the full Teams experience.

Browser limitations

People who use the Teams web app on unsupported browsers will experience the following limitations:

  • Audio is available through a PSTN connection only. Users can’t use their microphone.
  • Users can’t share their camera or see other participants’ videos but can view presented content through image-based screen sharing.
  • Users can’t share their screen, although they can see a screen that another meeting participant shares.
  • Users can’t take control during a screen sharing session.
  • Users won’t receive incoming call notifications.
  • If the call is interrupted, the meeting won’t automatically reconnect.
  • Users can’t start meetings.

For more information about browser support in Teams, see Limits and specifications for Teams.

Jason Davies

UK based technology professional, with an interest in computer security and telecoms.

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