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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Alex/Admin - any updates on the status of the multi-window chat?
So, is it available now? Looking forward
Alex, wondering if you have any update on rolling out multi-window?
Traci Allard commented
Ability to open the Chat item in a separate window/screen. When a User is on a Teams call, or working on a Teams channel, it is very inefficient to keep opening and closing the chat window to respond to people consistently. When we used Skype, I would have Skype open on one monitor, while participating in a call/doing work/ etc on another monitor. This allowed me to continuously view and respond to chats, without minimizing my work. For example, a user could be participating in a TEAMS call, and trying to watch a presentation, but a side chat could be going on between various people with multiple chat responses required. To follow along with the chat and respond, it requires me to minimize my presentation screen to get to the chat screen. Extremely frustrating to not be able to multi-task. Thank you!
Brandon Meyers commented
This would be great and also a tab for status instead of just Recent/Contacts. It'd be nice to see who is online vs the entire directory similar to SFB.
Patrick Dawson commented
This item was multi-window chat. The June roadmap item is multi-window meetings and calls.
That's me clutching at straws that this item is still on track to be rolled out before June :(
Hi. Just put video in teams application and keep chating on the web based site....
Antony Alapatt commented
Looks like there are several threads on this same topic. Teams has several capabilities and it is crucial to have multiple windows option for multi-tasking
Angus W commented
Hope there are options like, split horizontal, vertical, or tile
Admin can you pls update on the status? a reply would make a lot of difference in customer satisfaction!
Can I pop out a meeting? That would be way more useful so I can attend a meeting and keep chatting with everyone else at the same time.
David Corkins commented
Found this article on how to do the chat pop-outs.
I still have not received the update though :(
Can you mention what is the version number this will be supported and how to use it?
Alexandra Schroeder commented
Agree that this function is crucial. I am still using skype in parallel for chat function, teams not being flexible enough...
Michael Mars commented
agree fully - while we are working more and more in teams also on documents it annoying to jump always in and out - thousands of unnecessary clicks - please insert function to run the chat in own window while working on documents or being in a call
Funny when reading responses from MS. Alex says end of month but she did not specify which month!!
Jeremy Eiseman commented
Did this launch as planned?
Please, we need this function!
@admins, any update on this even if its a guideline to say you are doing 1000 users a week or 10000 a week. just some details please