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
As per usual. Months old update on a top request. Business as usual.
When is this feature being released?
Where is this item on the roadmap? I don't see it.
Goyo Grzeskow commented
Where are the Great News?
3 years later and still feature is not enabled
Microsoft is still just another behemot who can afford to ignore voice of its users. In the last 10 moths that we have to use Teams, I and other coworkers have developed series of tricks to cope with the existing constraints. Still, frequently these are infuriating.
Who in their right mind decided that there is production improvement having to either not see who is sending you a chat message (while you are working on some other project/chat/meeting/document from Teams) or interrupt what you are at to see if something important arrived? How is that better than what Lync/Skype were able to do? Why do you obsolete one product by replacing it with an inferior product? What would be a motivation (perhaps someones bonuses were on the line) to execute such premature transition? Does Microsoft perform post-mortems for such failed "upgrades", in order not to repeat them?
Please hurry with this feature! It is making adoption of Teams difficult. Thanks!
This would be very beneficial for us as well - please implement.
Devaraj Narayanappa commented
We really need this feature now, otherwise, our user won't use teams. They are so used to Skype for Business chat window and expecting the same capabilities with Team chat.
We have been forced to move to teams and this is really annoying me. Please hurry!
Our company is waiting for this feature before we go full Teams only mode. Will this out Q1 or Q2 as we need to plan accordingly? Thanks.
I'm with David and others on this one, it is very disruptive. Any update on the release date please?
David Baker commented
Can we please know when you are planning to release this - ASAP would be great. We have just switched wholesale from Skype to Teams and the productivity drag of only being able to have one thing open at a time is insane. Every time someone messages me I have to stop work on documents shared in the Team channels until the chat ends. The current setup is a bit like having Outlook be only able to have one window open at a time.
We've used Lync then Skype for years and just started migrating. The amount of screen real estate taken up by this single window UI is absurd. Being able to pop-out chats to their own tabbed window a la Skype is a much much better UI decision. Teams now reminds me of Slack (which I also cannot stand to use because of this).
Just saw a new commercial on TV selling Teams this weekend - maybe stop running the add and divert the monies saved to getting this fixed? and then start running the ad again?
where is the Article on the roadmap? https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams&searchterms=multi#owRoadmapMainContent
PLease give us an update on this, currently it is not on the Microsoft 365 roadmap!
As a company, we have just migrated to Teams and it is frustrating that I have to keep going backwards and forwards to different, teams / chats etc and I can't open multiple tabs. I want to be working on a team and be able to have a chat with someone at the same time!
Matt Lee commented
This is will be a game changer for how we use Teams. Having this functionality will provide a great improvement for privacy & information security when we're sharing a screen and presenting Teams Meeting and Chat content.
Anxiously awaiting this capability!
Hello - is there any update on this? I can't see it on the roadmap? Thanks