Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
We acknowledge the demand for this capability and are exploring the best possible solutions to enable this.
Jay P commented
So....I need someone from Microsoft to answer this. I have an employee in my org that appears to have a different configuration. He is able to DOUBLE CLICK on a person in the CHAT windown and it opens a POP OUT for that chat ALONE. I noticed in SETTINGS - GENERAL he has a "PERFORMANCE" value set to Normal. Nobody else seems to have this even appear on their screen...Can anyone else see this value? I can't even find anything talking about this setting.
Anonymous Tech commented
Since Microsoft doesn't seem likely to address this for the next few more years, a tip for those seeking a work around. You can either join a teams meeting through your browser or use teams in your browser for chat while the opposite is open in the local app. So Either chat or the meeting would be in a browser window and the other in the app on a seperate window.
Kyle Price commented
We need popout chats!!! S4B is currently easier for IM and thus we use both clients. Would like to consolidate into Teams only.
Any updates on this? It's difficult to manage multiple chats and participate in meetings. This functionality has existed for over a decade in other applications.
Arley dealey commented
And the ability to pop a Meeting out into a separate window
Kevin Estes commented
I'm not reading 55 pages of comments, so I apologize if I'm redundant, but this is a must. If Teams is going to consolidate multi apps, we need to be able to continue to multi task. Pins would be a great idea, being able to dock, undock, and reshape app display within the main screen.
allow pop out chat windows
We could also could do with an update on this. Our management now are pushing for us to get rid of Skype for business and move to teams but our day to day functionality is going to be heavily impacted by this. Please Admin can we have some information on where you are at with this.
This is the single most important update that you need to make in order to make Teams functional. I BEG YOU to FREE THE WINDOWS! LET THEM POP OUT!
If everyone at Microsoft had to use Teams as their only chat platform like my company is forcing us to I bet you would drop everything and have this solved within a week. I can only think that Microsoft employees must be using slack or still on Skype.
George S commented
Any update on this? Very (very, very, very) painful to try and look up a file, while having several chats with people also trying to look up the file. Love that everything is together in one spot, but that then limiting me to only do one thing at a time is a huge step back.
David S commented
Worried about implementation method.
I like the "POP OUT THE CHAT WINDOWS." option.
Justin Luyt commented
What is the ETA on the multi-window Teams chat client?
Adding my vote to get this feature, its problematic when i want to have a small chat window with one person, while in a meeting with others. This is the number one feature that we are worried about as we have to migrate off of skype
The chats will no longer tolerate being confined. Release the chat windows!
This is a common theme with Microsoft every time that an app is moved from standard windows format to the Modern (retrograte), UI.
Most business people do not use chat on their phones for normal daily business life. They use the power of the PC platform to give a multi window experience. Every Laptop, within 100ft of where I sit, in the office, has 2 monitors attached to it. Lift the lid and you get 3 monitors.
Imagine my joy when I have to message 4 people simultaneously with a single window, flat, clunky POS on which I have to recognise that someone wrote a message to me; by looking at an icon changing, change to that window, from my current conversation, to find they gave me a thumbs up to which I do not need to reply.
I resisted upgrading Skype to the very bitter end because of this idiocy. I have only just got multi window capability back. But the problem is that, in the interim, I pretty much stopped using it. I pay for Skype subscriptions but am re-visiting that decision.
Get a grip!
Dave Schneider commented
POP OUT THE CHAT WINDOWS.
I can't edit a file in Teams whilst having a meeting/chat as only one is open at a time. Having a tiny window with meeting screen share is no use.. Is this in the road map as well. You just need to be able force any function that's in focus to another window.
Johnny Thompson commented
This needs to be fixed yesterday.
Jay P commented
Better question, how did you miss this to start? Where was your UX feedback loop? I was thrilled to move to Teams for all apps today...and I'm already hating it. Having to click back and forth between Teams and Chat is ____ (fill in the blank with non-positive feedback). I expected so much more. You can't build out a fully-integrated solution and remove functionality. That's not even an MVP. I might have to run Chat off my phone or something.
Pat L commented
Today is day 1 of our move to Microsoft Teams from Skype for Business. Teams is awful compared to SFB. If Teams is supposed to be an improvement, it's not. None of my contacts migrated so everyone that I IM on a regular basis had be added manually.
How do you close a chat when you're done? I sent a message to a co-worker, she responded and now I want to get rid of it so I don"t see it. In SFB I just selected the X and it was closed.