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
split chat is VITAL - please bring it back also to windows 7 users.
i am usually speaking with 20-30 people at the same time for work.
its impossible to work with the single interface - it is too annoying and creates mistakes.
please bring this feature back.
today my classic skype stopped working too - why microsoft, why?
We need to be able to pop out the chat so that we can chat to co-workers and keep working at the same time
I agree, it would be ideal to use Chat whilst also working in Teams.
I agree so that I can chat to co-workers and work on teams at the same time instead of one or the other
+1 @ sean
I really hope this does not become planned after 2 years like compact mode. It is the last thread of hope I have for teams, if this goes, nail goes into coffin for my business. It is something that I have tried for 5 years to get slack to do...so its possible its something Microsoft can boast about. What walk and chew gum...slack cannot do that.
Sean Ellis commented
"It has been three months since the last update, so checking in here to let you know this is still being actively worked on."
Forgive us, but this is what was said about Compact Mode. And Linux support. And many other features. We need to see evidence of progress.
Looking Forward Too...
I agree, this should be seamless.
Tory Graf commented
I agree. This really is needed. The navigation back to a chat is really cumbersome and wastes time. I want to be able to quickly get back to my chats without having to back out of whatever I am working on.
While working on a document and also chatting with teammates it would be invaluable to have a pop-out option for chat. Ideally we should be able to pop out the individual chat, the entire chat window, and even teams or channels. This would allow for a more efficient day.
Bruno Mesquita commented
Come on!!!!! The functionality exist in the previous version, please copy and past!!! Terrible update without separate chats.
Definitely looking forward to this feature. Especially if it lets us keep chat active while working within tabs (or even multiple tabs too!)
Christopher Hoard commented
Looking forward to this functionality
This will make Teams so much better!
Jonathan Haase commented
More Specifically... What I'd like to see is full feature parity with Skype for Business here. For example in Skype for Business, In one video conference session using two monitors I can have one full screen window with the video feed from conference, and a second full screen window with the shared desktop from the "presenter". That's currently not possible with Teams.
For me, the priority is to have a separate window for Teams meetings/calls. I'd love to be able to have one window for the call on one of my monitors, and the full Teams client open in my other monitor. The only workaround available now is opening the browser app and desktop app at the same time. I'd like to be able to pop out chats to new windows, too, but popping out meetings is what I really need.
Have an option to pop out windows 1-to-1 conversation.im having a challenge when a person chat to me privately, if i need to access conversation teams. i need to go out of the 1to1 conversation to copy items or conversation in teams then look from teams channel, then, ill go back to the conversation,
it would be faster if i have an option to alt+tab, like what we do in Skype for Business
Yes, Please prioritize this! The lack of windowed and tabbed chat is a huge blocker for my colleagues and I today. Teams needs the ability to support users who want to Meet, share and receive desktop share/streaming, and chat all simultaneously. It's what we do with Skype all the time and we really would like the improved reliability of teams along with it accommodating our work style with chat.