Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
Hooray! Multi-Window chat has been a long-awaited feature, and it is rolled out fully to the general public. Please be sure to “check for updates” and restart your client if you aren’t seeing it.
For more information, please visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/pop-out-a-chat-in-teams-cff95cb0-34af-423f-8f69-fe9106973790.
Note: Multi-Window Meetings is tracked in this item – https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103/suggestions/37160077.
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Ian Cunningham commented
I seem to be able to pop out some chats but not others. If I go to the chat list in teams some chats have pop-out as a context option some don't.
Is there any way to popup a meeting chat - they most important one to float away - so I can see chat and participants at the same time?
N TK commented
Multi Window needed not only for Chats but ALSO FOR APPS. At present Teams does not maintain App state. So, when a user clicks away from an App everything is gone and the App is reloaded when the user returns. Opening Apps in seperate Windows will easily solve this issue.
This is great, but I'd also like to be able to open two documents in Teams side by side to copy and paste back and forth.
Greg Gersch commented
Glad multi-window chat is finally rolling out, but we really need it for Group Chat. When will multi-window be available for group chat?
My use case is outage calls, where we have multiple group chats running. Virtually impossible to keep up with these chats in tabs.
Yesterday, for my account, Multi-window chat was turned on.
Firstly, UX in the new window is too big (100 % scale). Why the scaling in the new window is not the same as it was set in the settings (main Theams window, or Ctrl+/Ctrl-)? Even worse: there is no way to change the scale in this new window!
Secondly, some emoticons in messages either appear or disappear periodically.
Next, if you open the photo for viewing, it does not increase to the size of this window, but rather decreases in size. Why UX isn't the same as in the main window?
Microsoft, you have been putting off this feature for a year. Probably for improve.
During the year, you could not realized, that a person can use a scale other than 100%?
Bad, very bad. From such a large team, quality execution is expected.
I think that students at school could be implemented this feature better than you.
Today Microsoft enable " Multi-Window Chat" but it work only one-2-one conversation but if you meeting or chat with 3 or more people it doesn't work.
Sorry but if I could use I prefer use Skype but my company switch only to Teams :-(
With most of the people working from home it is important to be able to multi task on teams. The current limitation of just working in a single window impacts multi-tasking example, you are on a call and looking at a share screen while also chatting with a co-worker on something or collaborating on a teams group. Here the issue is share screen gets minimized. What I think would be helpful is to undock the window on a separate screen.
Felipe Araujo commented
Alex, Any estimative about having the possibility to open multiple instances of MS Teams desktop App on Windows10?
Nice, having multiple windows open at the same time was one of the features I liked most about Windows 1.0 :)
Don't force user to use a single window. allow option to pop-up chat window so that can multi-task properly.
@johanne, that's a separate issue from Multi-Window, and is here:
on "Free Zoom" I can have up to 100 people(50/screen) with a swipe option to go to the next screen - far more participants with the paid option!
Can we expect at least this on Teams Office365? Very very soon?
The perceived difficulty in getting this feature released worries me that Teams has turned into an unmitigated trash heap.
can you elaborate on the roll out plan, when will the UK O365 customers be expecting this?
Leonardo Kogan commented
if you want a separate window you can do /pop name of the person
How do we we know when we will received it?
Great to hear! :)
C. Clavo commented
BRING IT TO WEB VERSION PLEASE!!!