Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
As we announced at Microsoft Ignite 2019 this morning, we are excited to confirm that Multi-window capabilities are coming to Microsoft Teams, and will start rolling out to the public ring early next year!
Alex & the Teams team
This is not only a usability problem but a security and privacy problem. If you're in a Teams meeting and you get an IM (chat) message everyone in your meeting sees the notification about who it's from and the topic -- not very good for privacy for sure beside the fact that it is distracting for everyone on the Teams meeting.
The best way to get two chat windows open or work with files in teams is to open it in both the client and browser. Kinda sucky user experience, Microsoft can do better
Can one person have two Teams desktop applications installed and working on two different computers
Jason Davis commented
Chat should be able to stand alone and independent of the Teams section. If I am presenting in a Teams meeting I need to be able to chat with members on a second screen. Teams does not allow this functionality which greatly hinders communication.
Look at Visual Studio IDE or Eclipse how to use windows on Windows :-). This app is good for phone or tablet but terrible for PC.
when is early next year, January, financial?
Dave Rein commented
Everything needs to be able to pop out. Not just chats, meetings, calls or documents. Entire channels need to pop out. Teams is unusable with out pop outs.
Early next year ? Does that mean Jan or April ?
Brian Cleary commented
Agree completely. I am a new Teams user and this is keeping me from full adoption!
I want the same thing!!
Joe Hendricks commented
Do we have a date yet or when early next year is?
Sean Ellis commented
Will each of the windows still only be able to display about 4 messages, or is the "compact mode" coming at the same time?
Please share screenshots, layout diagrams, even scribbles on napkins ahead of time so that we can see whether it's actually usable.
Yes. Team is really behind on many features... like having multiple windows open for an app!
Shannon Marsden commented
Microsoft stop trying to be Apple or Slack or stuff you're not....please let me open a file in teams and have a chat with someone about it at the same time. Let me chat with more than one person at a time. Let me leave a chat window open as a reminder until I can get them the answer they need. Why did we lose functionality going from Skype to Teams?? Thank goodness we got more emojis - I know how important that is in business :(
Tony Stark commented
How in the **** did you even release Teams as a finished product without this option, which was standard in Skype/Lync...
multi-window is an essential function.
life has been a nightmare without it.
when will Team Windows allow windows?
So when is this happening?
Please consider how other office communication tools function
and you will see how out-date the decide of the MS team.
Sad but true
Advice your company to use other software or push the MS think outside of their mind
My company has switched to another provider because of Microsoft's lack of foresight here. Its an important function for home based staff, and MS have just lopped it off the product whilst the cost increases year on year. Poor value for money.