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.
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?
Richard S commented
Absolutely need this feature.
Todd Ellison commented
Since @Suphatra is no longer a voice for Microsoft, I wonder if this is still being championed at the developer table???
I am moving my users from HipChat and they need pop-out windows, but mostly a 3rd column to show channel members and their status, just like HIpchat, and most other chat clients do now.
I surely agree and suffer as much as all the other 438 comments …. Please expedite this
this is a minimum requirement to continue to work productively, especially for people who splend 4+ hours every day on teams.
Peter Cooper commented
One of my main challenges with using Teams is that all of the activities it encompasses; chat, meetings, phone calls, file access, etc. are all shared by a single window pane. This makes it difficult to collaborate, multitask, and use the tool effectively. For example, it isn’t uncommon to be in a Teams meeting and need to maintain chat conversations with the group and with other individuals simultaneously while also needing to find and link files on other sites, all why needing to be able to glance back at the presentation on screen.
In the current UI model, the need to constantly minimize and maximize activities, as well as the difficulties in navigating from one activity to another from different activities is buggy, time-consuming, inefficient, and saps productivity. In Outlook, for example, I can have the calendar, email, tasks, and contacts all open in separate windows at the same time. And easily switch between the function I need when I need it. Or run them each full screen in multi-monitor configurations. In spite of the value of Teams, this is one of the main reasons I prefer other and separate apps.
Parris Lucas commented
You should have the ability like in the browser. To open another Tab or another Window.
It would be great if it was a menu when you right-click.
Shawn Haugen commented
Would be nice to pop out meeting windows and separate teams as well for those you want to keep open and watch easily
Shawn Haugen commented
I want to be able to pop out chat entirely!! :-) Any ETA on it? We will be completely off Skype soon and it will make work difficult to not be able to have chat windows up in addition to other teams pages
This is a must have feature. Very unproductive to have to move between conversations.
If I'm in a Teams Meeting it is even worse.
If I need to go to a 1:1 person chat, the Meeting is minimized and I can't see it anymore.
We need to be able to move the meeting to a new window.. Please
We need this. Please work on this as high priority
Teams is absolutely unusable for me without splitting conversations into several windows.
Adam Field commented
My workplace is forcing us onto Teams. I have no desire to have all my chat windows stuffed into a single window! If it weren't corporate, I'd just use something else, but I don't have a choice, the whole company is going to Teams. Please implement this!