Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
Multi-window chat is in testing. I hope to have great news regarding rollout to the public rings soon.
We are working to ensure that multi-window and other future multi-window experiences are of the highest quality when they release.
AJ Touchstone commented
I agree with this suggestion completely. Already this is cumbersome because Teams limits you to only one window and with being able to aggregate multiple applications within Teams (SharePoint, Word, Excel, OneNote, etc...) without the ability to easily switch between "windows", because there is only one, is very frustrating and time-wasting. Please give us the ability to right-click Open New Window for tabs/chats/etc. Thank you.
Everything needs to be configurable to: be able to have multi-windows, and each to be resizable.
I'm working for a large enterprise and this basic and missing feature is currently a NoGo for the move from Skype to Teams; How can we plan without more precise availability dates?
Jeffrey Guevin commented
Alex, thank you for the good news! These little updates mean a lot -- as you can see, the community (me included) is going nuts over the lack of information.
Be sure to include an always on top setting and include this for video. I like to keep the video window close to my Webcam position so it looks like I am actually looking at the person on the other end of the line when he or she is speaking.
Timothy Meyer commented
One possible work around at this point would be to open another instance of Teams from the Office 365 website and keep the Teams App as your primary focus.
Alex Wing commented
Our company just started using Teams throughout our projects. It is very frustrating doing work in a single window, and it was amazing to find out that you can't do it. You are working in a document, and need to grab text or even check the wording in another document... Close out, pull up the other, copy, close out, pull up the original, find your spot, adjust your zoom back, paste. Start typing again, get a notification, close out, check it, open back up, find your spot, adjust your zoom again, etc.. To be as functional as Word or Excel, we need to be able to have multiple windows for everything.
Sudhir Kumar Udayagiri commented
Our Organisation Must Need Popout Chat option. Any update on this, please mail me.
Thanks for the update to say this suggestions is "in testing", @673546846-alex - would be great to see this and other "in development" items on the https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap
Ed Hansberry commented
Any update on this? It seems to have gone quiet, and this is more important than things like improved file menus which rolled out a few weeks ago.
Just chiming in with everyone else, give us a release date for this basic feature that you have delayed for so long, thanks!
Like my colleagues, can we get at least a beta to test it, since skype will go out, we need to do a proper Change Managment with our clients.
today is Feb 13, 2020. Is this already going to be available really soon ? this feature is a big ASK from many users and we're killing skype by end of this month , switching to TEAMS and we hope to share this good news if possible.
Daniel Richardson commented
Hi, where is this?
Mike Gendreau commented
It would be great to have an update on this.
This is well over do, because being apart of multiple teams, it is a headache going between teams and the teams content in one instance of MS Teams.
Rick Krieger commented
When rolled out will it be enabled or disabled by default?
Thanks in advance!
We need this feature as well. How do I get notified when this is rolled out?
Yup - it is already early 2020. Please provide update soon!
"Early this year" - Can you define this @alex?