As expected, the reactions under the Reddit post are mostly negative. One user emphasizes that Microsoft tried something similar around 20 years ago with the Edge predecessor Internet Explorer – mostly with moderate success.
After all: According to Microsoft, this change in Outlook and Teams should not affect the standard browser itself.
If the tools are used in the company or at school, for example, the group guidelines can be adjusted. In Outlook, the “Default browser” option can be configured via “Select which browser should open web links”. It is unclear whether users in teams will be offered a similar workaround in the future.