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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Having mutiple windows in general (like seemingly every other productivity related windows program) seems like a much more direct solution. E.g. Why can't I right click on a file and open it in a new window?
I also would really like to be able pop out the meeting chat, participants list, etc.
It looks like we can pop out individual chats, but it would be really helpful to be able to pop out meetings and group chats. Especially when someone is sharing their screen and you want to see the full screen size.
Andrew O commented
Can we suppress/dismiss the toast notifications while a pop-out window is open?
when viewing just the pop-out window, lagged toast notifications appear every few minutes with any messages received in that window. Anyone else experiencing this?
I've observed an "issue" that I'm not sure if can be solved. When you have some separated chat windows and one person types you, the main Teams icon flashes in orange, but you don't know who typed.
Would it be possible for the chat window of the person who typed to flash? Also to stay orange until you open it?
Thanks in advance!
I saw some sort of floating windows but it is wrongly implemented. Please keep the contact and add-on panel in its own separate panel window. Open the chat panel in a separate floating windows and only when you select a particular contact. Please allow to re-arrange the groups in the contact panel in any order, right now it is forced by first letter in ascending order, please present the groups in the contact panel auto-collapsed.
Brandon Martin commented
I agree with the other recent comments here-
It is highly appreciated to get the chat pop-out so quickly and now there are a few more things we could do it make it even better.
It would be nice if the entire Chat function of Teams could be separated into it's own window. That way all of your notifications, calling features, and multiple chat sessions could be managed separately from other things such as meetings.
It s feel great to talk with someone in different windows, but the most need for this was also for Team meeting in a seperate windows and keep an eye on Team app for other purpose. Will Team meeting be available soon as well in a sperate windows?
Also, we cannot call someone from the chat window. I have to then go to the main Teams screen to call or share.
I would like to support Diego's comment. You should fix the notifications - when you click on the notification banner you are taken to the main application and not chat window opened befor. Also if you miss banner you cannot see in which window new message appeared (only main Teams window is blinking).
Diego Becker commented
Received the update, great feature but sad to say you missed to add the pop out button on the pop up notification balloons. If you are on a teams or file and receive a chat you want to respond without leaving where you are, you need the pop out button on the pop up notification. otherwise, you click on it, the you pop it out and have to return back were you left.
Shall I raise a new idea to get this added or will this comment suffice?
Amirah Raihana commented
How do i rate this? Received this feature earlier today. Loving it!
[Deleted User] commented
Any update to when this will be available? Can we get a beta version now? See multiple dates in the thread that have come and gone
This is a Huge gap in Teams functionality, Skype whcih is being EOL had this for years, over 20,000 votes and request opened for almost 4 years. Amazed this was not obvious to your UX team when Teams was initially released.
Great to have pop-out! Really need to be able to resize to smaller footprint (and smaller font size). Hard to have multiple Teams windows open/available when they occupy so much real estate.
Tristan Gross commented
Multi-window chat works for me now however it is missing the ctrl-scroll zoom feature AND uses very small fonts. Please fix this by either keeping the zoom scale the same as the primary window or by enabling ctrl-scroll zoom on the pop-out windows.
Janet Kaufman commented
I can only concur with what others here are saying - Chat needs to work more like skype in that it it can be independent of the main app.
Sean Ellis commented
Judging by the screen shots I have seen, the pop-out window dispenses with the sidebar and search bar, which is a good start, but still has the huge balloons around the text, enormous title, and grey gutters at left and right.
This simply underlines the absolute need for a Compact Mode for chat - which was the #1 UI request for most of the 3.5 years (yes, really) since it was first requested.
It’s nice but the box is still way too big. At the smallest size the popped out chat window is using about 1/4 of my 1920x1080 screen with lots of wasted space. I’d really like a tighter ux that can run in a corner or maybe down one side so I can chat while using other tools. This is particularly important on single monitor scenarios.
Brandon Meyers commented
What they are rolling out with pop-out chat is a great start but it would also be even better for workflow to be able to undock the Chat feature altogether so that it acts more like Skype for Business and possible see who is online by status instead of just alphanumerical.
Sandokhan Kucic commented
Having the ability to control this new feature a bit more would be highly appreciated, as also pointed out by some others before. For example a pop-up on new message or controlling the click on a notification to lead to the new windows, instead of the main application.