Microsoft Teams is down, 3 alternative options you can use instead


Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s virtual meeting platform has been down for several users. While Teams is down, here are some platforms you can use in the meantime:

Google Meet

Google Meet is a video communication platform developed by Google. It offers multi-way audio and video calls with a resolution of up to 720 pixels. The platform also has a chat feature. Users can access the meeting through desktop computers as well as their mobile phones. It is browser compatible and also has a mobile app. A maximum of 250 members can attend a Google meeting.

Zoom

Zoom is a video conferencing platform developed by Zoom Video Communications. The platform offers free video calls for up to 100 participants for 40-minute meetings beyond which customers must pay a fee. It is compatible with Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, Chrome OS and Linux.

Skype

Skype also offers video calling features to its users. The platform is created by Skype Technologies, which is a division of Microsoft. Skype supports conference calls, video chats, and screen sharing between 100 people at a time for free.

What Microsoft has to say

Microsoft Corp said Wednesday it was investigating an outage where users were unable to access Microsoft Teams or take advantage of app features, but did not release details on the number of affected users.

However, there have been more than 4,800 incidents of people reporting issues with Microsoft Teams around 10 p.m. EST, according to Downdetector.com, which tracks outages by collating status reports from sources , including errors submitted by users on its platform. The web monitoring company also showed that there were over 150 incidents of people reporting issues with Microsoft Office 365.

Also read: Microsoft Teams down for thousands of users – BusinessToday

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