In a push to get more app developers building for Teams, Microsoft is opening up its APIs, Teams Store, and tools to what it calls collaborative apps. Last year Microsoft first let developers build third-party apps into Teams, but now the company is going a step further with its latest announcement at Build 2021.
Moving forward, developers will have the capacity to:
- Build apps that plug into the Teams meeting canvas.
- Build apps that use in-app purchases or subscriptions.
- Develop external apps that get access to Teams’ real-time video and audio streams.