Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
Multi-window chat is in testing. I hope to have great news regarding rollout to the public rings soon.
We are working to ensure that multi-window and other future multi-window experiences are of the highest quality when they release.
Alex Carlock commented
We really need this. I can echo other comments that I ignore notifications and chats because I lose my context when moving around the application. Teams reduces multitasking (maybe that's the goal, make us focus on one thing at a time more?). I typically pop out documents and work using the Desktop applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) instead of working within Teams because of this.
PLEASE -- huge value in Enterprise productivity and collaboration!
Nigel Bolton commented
We use multiple powerapps in teams & need to have each one open at the same time. Having only a single UI pane is disruptive to our teams ability to complete work efficiently.
Work on teams (conversation, files, tabs etc) but still have access to the chat function either as a pop out or be able to have multiple windows for teams open
I appreciate that you are trying to make everything must be 'mobile' friendly, but when I have 3 27' 4K monitors, its possible to have more than 1 app visible at a time.. Please let me have multiple windows that I can move around so i can keep any eye on a meeting, a chat, and a team etc as I work on other stuff.
Please, if this shall ever replace Skype for Business, make it available as separate windows.
I concur with all comments below. Teams is a good idea, putting everything in one place, but until we can pop out windows as needed it is too cumbersome to use. I'll stay on Skype until then.
Laurens de Koning commented
@Suphatra as you guys are currently working on it, is there any way users are able to test this (or other) feature(s) by using an Early Access/Beta version of Teams?
Would definitely help out with user adoption
Jerry Jackson commented
I have started ignoring peoples messages because I am editing a document or wiki and as soon as I go to a chat I lose document context. Who the **** thought only being able to read/edit a document (X)OR chat was a good idea?
This would be a great feature to have. I currently lose context when I jump from documents in the files on my Teams sites to chatting with colleagues about questions they have. Getting back to where I was in my document is painful.
If we are going to hold on to our Skype Instant Message users as we migrate to Teams only, this is a must-have capability. We also need it to blink the way Skype does to let the user know they have someone waiting to chat. Also, email notifications when they miss the chat.
Having the Chat component of Teams be a separate window (like Skype) would be invaluable for our user base as we use the Chat feature independently from the other Teams features (ie., teams, meetings).
Create a "pop out" feature like there is in Outlook, allowing Chat to stay an active/open window even if the Teams app is minimized. ***Make sure the setting stick after log-off or reboot.
Jeremyn Horsley commented
Yes please! There is not one single user of Teams that can simply work in one window.
Reasons we need this:
1. The UI does not move quick enough when we're trying to multitask
2. Often need to view/edit information on multiple teams channels at the same time.
Having the ability to open multiple windows within Teams is needed. Need to be able to see multiple chats, documents, etc while in Teams.
Can't roll this out unless users are able to chat while using the rest of the application. The collaboration features are great, but extremely frustrating when you need to exit a session just to respond to an IM.
Is this categorized incorrectly? When looking at teams I do not see it in the top ideas.
I'd like to see the ability to split screen sharing and the video feed in a video conference. Many of our clients' video conferencing rooms have 2 screens and to have video on one and the screen share on the other would be sensational.
Or even if you're at your desk with 2 monitors, or one big monitor, this feature would be awesome.
Sheila Haugen commented
Critical for real usability of the app.
Martin De Corte commented
The ability to separate screen sharing and video sharing during a meeting would be awesome. Can you please confirm if that functionality is included in this topic?