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
Mike Shelton commented
Teams does have some useful features but the idea of cramming everything into a single window and having to switch between conversations--especially doing a combination of groups (on the Teams tab) and chats (on the Chat tab) is--is *very* detrimental to communications. PLEASE return to the format used for Lync and Skype where there is one window with all your lists (groups, people, etc.) and separate windows for each conversation.
Chad Kendall commented
It's agreed, everyone misses this seemingly simple functionality lol
How was this feature, dropped in the development/upgrade from Skype?
Paul Dexter commented
Thanks for the latest update from over 6 months ago!!! This is such a massively requested requested and such a put-off for so many people using the product. Constant back and forth between teams and chats is such a waste of time. Come on MS, let's get this one sorted :)
James Allen commented
Come on Microsoft! Where is this feature? Having to switch between Chat and Teams tabs all the time is very slow! I would like to be able to split my Chat and Teams tabs over different monitors on my workstation.
Jarrah Muller commented
Need meeting content on one screen and webcam video on other screen
need need why not already done?
Brett Bowman commented
Since Microsoft is now forcing us to switch from Skype for Business to Teams, this is an extremely needed feature!
My company is forcing us from skype to teams. I really don't want to switch because teams doesn't have multi-window chat. Please bump the priority on this for those of us that can no longer use skype.
Microsoft, can we get an update on this request? The last we heard was that it was being actively worked on, but that was 6 months ago. I don't see any reference to it on the Office 365 Roadmap.
Scott Brown commented
Yes, this is still a required feature for our group as well. The user adoption is slow due to this very important UI restraint.
Top feature!!! I'm getting inadvertent IM's at work because the chat windows of who your talking to are not distinct enough without this feature.
This would have to be one of the top features that would encourage greater use of Teams in my organisation. Various Microsoft apps, whether running on Windows or macOS, all offer a multi-window environment. Teams needs to be more flexible and allow you to separate functions into different spaces if it is to be more productive. The same goes for Teams on more mobile devices such as iPad Pro and Surface, rather than just the desktop.
I see now that Suphatra no longer works at Microsoft, it would be nice if any mod or dev could comment.
Please add this
Looking for this feature ASAP!
I'm currently in 4 separate teams and need to be able to have separate windows for each team open at the same time. Any timeline for when the feature may appear?
Could you please make a multi-window interface for teams? It would be great to be able to open different groups, files and tabs in separate windows.
Jeremy Morel commented
Hello. Do you have any update or an expected timeline? This is an important feature for us and the users we support.
Matt Lanning commented
main idea for this is here:
Please go vote there as well. I really want this as well and see it as the biggest hinderance to using Teams effectively
Please add a separate popup window featuer for Chat instead of just another tab in main App. Extremely important for working efficiently on Teams platform.