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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The fact that this "flag ship" WINDOWS application does not support MULTIPLE INSTANCED WINDOWS on Windows 10 when the name of the **** operating system is WINDOWS.
It's not window, it's Windows.
Stephen Williams commented
Any update as Suphatra no longer works at Microsoft?
Bryan Jones commented
Please give an estimated time for delivery. Are you at least to the point where that is possible?
Jonathon Robert commented
The sequencing of screen share is a challenge... Will on a video call, I go to the file in Teams I want to share, then realize, I should have shared first, which means I have to go back, share then the audience has to watch me go through all the steps to get the document before I can finally display it. Multiple windows may be a way to solve this problem.
We have virtual office staff so it is vitally important to be able to run side conversations during meetings with clients. We can do that in Skype for Business, but single window MS Teams is a roadblock to migration from SfB.
Spencer Reynolds commented
Any updates on this? Our company is adopting Teams across the board, but the number one point of feedback is not being able to have separate chat windows up while working on documents or participating in channel conversations.
J. Coliz commented
Now that we are putting so much workflow into Teams, we NEED to have multiple windows up at once!!
please please please please please please...……….I am CONSTANTLY lost in my windows. We need tabs to separate out.
Michael Culbertson commented
Very much looking forward to this feature! It is probably the most talked about needed feature with all of my coworkers.
Ryan Chen commented
Any update? It is another 3 months now
Do we have an ETA?
Please hurry. Working on a file and chatting to people is an impossibility.
Some other scenarios I've run into with wanting multiple windows:
1) When in a team meeting, sometimes you want to multitask, but still be in the meeting. I'd like to be able to move the meeting into a separate window, and then use the main window to work on documents, etc.
2) When you get a chat message, it would be good to pull those out into a window so you can use teams to look up information, etc. Currently, you have to jump back and forth between a chat and teams content which is inefficient.
Lisa R commented
It would be great if chats were dockable -- someone (like me!) who wants them the way they are now can leave the chats docked, but people who want multiple windows could un-dock specific chats
I completely agree. This has proved to be a major shortcoming in my experience.
Please prioritize this work.
The inefficiencies this gap introduces into every work day cannot be overstated.
I am dreading our company's move to Team Chat because of its limitations. I manage 20 people virtually, and I need to be able to have running popout chats. Wish there was some way to move this functionality up the priority list.
Mehran Hoodeh commented
Now after few days from my previous comment, about missing (or not personally being able to find an option to) disable multiple-windows for Chats, I shall say that I found it by chance!
I don't know if "Disabling Multi-Window Messaging" existed that time or the new Windows 10's Updates have brought this ability into work.
Anyway, thanks MS for having this, too, in Skype.
The inability to have multiple windows, tabs, or instances of Teams open where I can work in a team activity, chat, schedule meetings, and call without leaving one function to do another is decreasing my productivity and increasing my daily frustration. This functionality is an absolute must.
This feature should have been implemented prior to initial release.