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
I am STRONGLY requesting this be pushed up your prioritization backlog with development. My employers is moving to Teams and not having this pop up window feature is a SIGNIFICANT dissatisfier.
The whole teams chat feature sucks. I need a way to be able to respond to chat and not have what I was looking at in the teams channel disappear, only to open again, once I find it and reopen it.
Is there any update on this? This is greatly needed feature, and Teams chat is a real downgrade compared to Skype for Business without this functionality.
It appears that if it's been 9 months it's not being very actively worked on.
How is this a modern platform that doesn't have this feature?
I mean it's very irritating for me to use without pop-out windows for chat which is basically how chat programs have been running since their inception... haha
We just moved over from Skype and it's really disappointing that 1) this is not available and 2) this subject has been open for 2 years and Teams has not been worked on for this important change.
This is a downgrade in my mind.
Magnus S commented
Any news on this?
Using a single window or app as the main communication tool, and at the same time, in between communications, doing editing or other tasks in that same app or window somehow takes me back to the 1980's. Could be fun for a while, but in the long run creating uneccesary stress and frustration. There sould be a better solution, such as using several windows or allowing the apps to open in a browser.
Also looking for an update. Now that we are in teams, it is very inefficient to have to switch between tabs constantly when you could be interacting with chat in multiple windows at the same time.
Craig Chandler commented
Matt Webster commented
@alex Any chance of an update on this?
This one is HUGE for our organization. Everyone complains about not being able to open/separate chat from other fields. It's very frustrating and slow to move between calls, chat, etc.
S Horne commented
Like many commenters here, we're about to end use of Skype for business here at our organization as we move to Teams, and while I like many features of Teams, multi-window chat is a much-used and very important capability we are about to lose. I'd appreciate an update on the status of this initiative.
@suphatra, any update? Can you tap into the Microsoft Skype team to see how they did it and bring this nice feature to teams?
Is there any update on the "multi-window" functionality? It seems inefficient to have just ONE window for everything including the chat function.
Any update? It has been 6 months since the last "working on it" update.
please allow undocking of the video like we can in Skype for Business
We've been using Skype for a few years, but have now moved over on Friday to Teams full-time.
Having the chat window built into the main Teams window is a pain (to say the least !).
As everyone else has requested, please build a 'pop-out' for the chat functionality.
J J commented
Any update on this? Sadly my company is shutting off skype access soon as it has been replaced with Teams.. Chat is a stand-alone necessity. I could take or most of the features in teams for my use, but not having a separate chat window, and having to click back and forth in meetings is a heinous experience. I can't chat with someone privately AND view a meeting at the same time.. coolAny update on this? Sadly my company is shutting off skype access soon as it has been replaced with Teams.. Chat is a stand-alone necessity.
I could take or most of the features in teams for my use, but not having a separate chat window, and having to click back and forth in meetings is a heinous experience. I can't chat with someone privately AND view a meeting at the same time.. cool
I no longer require three monitors as I can only carry out one task at any one time! Productivity has gone down hill!
I would like multi windows for chats, a window for Teams integrated OneNote, Planner and Files section.
Best get around at present is to sync via SharePoint for files and use both desk top and web app concurrently which is not ideal.
Thanks in advance
Sent chat to Microsoft asking for a response. Hopefully we'll see a response!