Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
Hooray! Multi-Window chat has been a long-awaited feature, and it is rolled out fully to the general public. Please be sure to “check for updates” and restart your client if you aren’t seeing it.
For more information, please visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/pop-out-a-chat-in-teams-cff95cb0-34af-423f-8f69-fe9106973790.
Note: Multi-Window Meetings is tracked in this item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/37160077.
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With the chat pop-out and the Teams app open, plus chat notifications on the desktop, it is possible to see the same chat 3 times. The order of the chat replies on the desktop is opposite order from how it appears in the pop-out or the app. That is annoying.
It was really disappointing that the new Chat popout is for one chat only and not for the whole chat component. More and more collaboration are done in teams and it would be really helpful if a commonly used component like Chat could live its own life like Skype4Business chat.
At least be able to add more popup chats to the same window (like in S4B) and not have 10 different chat windows,
Call button in separate chat window is a must have.
Indeed, we are missing the call, screen share, and video call buttons so we can multitask instead of clicking around to find the main Teams window for those buttons.
Not sure why the UX design team from TEAM missed such a simple but important feature. I don't think it takes that much time to add those buttons and get it to work at all.
LET'S GO ALREADY!!! I guess you are waiting until the very LAST day in MAY????
Stephen Compas commented
It sounds like from an architecture standpoint MS blew it if it is so difficult to have multiple windows open inside Teams. I should be able to switch between multiple teams and channels quickly without the need to re-navigate to the specific Channel Tab where I left off. Did nobody on the Teams development team see this as a deficiency?
From what I have seen so far you get an F for execution. This is not what I wanted and I doubt what most users want. ALL chats need to be external windows so I can have separate chats with each person, team, etc. I guess I should have expected nothing less from Microsoft. You even acquired Skype and Skype did this BEAUTIFULLY. You must really be trying to screw this up. Here's hoping there are frequent updates to this feature.
While I appreciate the pop-out feature, I am still frustrated by the fact that if I pop-out multiple chats, they open multiple separate windows, rather than one chat window like Skype
Steffen Martin commented
something we really have trouble in our MS Teams is the search function in a "Wiki" tab. We are using wiki as a summary of useful links to tools and sharepoints and adding explanations to it. As of now this is still the best way of doing it and ease the onboarding process for new employees significantly e.g. I just need to forward the link to the wiki and its all there at one place.
Could you please take this up? Would be muhc appreciated!
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
@Alex will this be available for mac aswell?
Markus Andersson commented
I would argue that this is only partially implemented. You still cannot pop out meeting chats and channels. Is this planned?
Hilde Depauw commented
I would like to have the full ability within this pop out window chat.
In a situation where you want to switch to (video) call within such a window chat, you still have to go to the main chat navigation and search for the whole thread. This is where you can find the (video) call icon.
This is not very productive, and I lose more time.
Justin King commented
SO I finally got this and ... I guess its OK for people who are just obsessed with recreating an IM client. But...
- doesn't work for teams channels/conversation threads
- all windows close if you switch orgs meaning you can maintain multiple chats across companies
It's basically window dressing providing no functional value?
Any updates on this?
Claudia Llarena commented
Hay alguna función para que mis alumnos puedan compartir su pantalla a la misma vez? Así como puedo ver 3x3 cámaras activas, podré ver 3x3 pantallas compartidas?
Esto me ayudaría para poder ir viendo qué hacen mis alumnos
Peter Millikin commented
need for channel chat also
It would be better if you could change it so that all chats popped out and the Teams app only showed the list of users like Skype. Right now it's weird as why bother popping out a chat just to have it also be open in the Teams app twice? Usually the point of popping out a chat is to make the whole application smaller, not to just add more popups.
Are there plans to roll this out for Channels as well? I see the Admin comments mention "Chat", "Meetings", and "Calls"...but nothing about channels within a Teams...team.
For that matter, often what I would really want is the ability to pop out a particular conversation within a channel.
Rich Newton commented
Definitely a great improvement. Can all Chat sessions be "pop out-able" including meeting chats? Additionally, can all of Chat be "popped out" not just 1 chat session?
L/M aka T commented
The rolled "pop out chat" needs to be more sizeable...