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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chad hymas commented
chad hymas commented
Microsoft, this is a great thing to add for power users. Pop Out on most windows would be fantastic.
We've been using Teams for a few months now, and we realized quickly that if you're storing documents, conversations, and meeting notes in Teams, it is a HUGE pain clicking between the "Chat" tab and the different teams/channels.
I understand that there's chat within the different tabs in each channel, but that's not a replacement for being able to chat on one screen, and be able to review your content on another.
This is even more frustrating when you're in a video conference or sharing screens. Example: You're watching your coworkers screen during a meeting, and he/she asks you to look up some notes from a previous meeting. 5 minutes and 27 clicks later, you have the notes but have missed out on everything taking place on the screen share.
Hope that makes sense. It seems like Teams took a pretty big step back in terms of core chat/video/screen-share functionality from Skype.
Johnny Francis commented
This is a must have for me. I see people requesting for it to link to Skype for Business, but I am not sure that is necessary. What is necessary is being able to use the chat in teams without it going away if you have to navigate to something else like the "Activity" tab. The best solution would be a Pop-Out chat.
It would be nice when clicking on the user contact information pop out there could be a button to call the user on Skype for Business.
Keila Rawlinson commented
One should be able to pop the chat window out separate from the Teams application...or be able to open Teams twice - hard to chat with someone about content in Teams without being able to have them as two separate windows. I can't figure out how to do it anyway.
Tony Costes commented
Kurt Grahovac commented
Add the ability to pop out a private chat to its own separate window
agree, this is far to big
We need to be able to collapse the chat screen down, the same way we could with Skype. There is a huge gap between the chat and even the time displaying, this is valuable real estate better served by giving us the desktop space. I do have large screen but like Rudesh commented 1/4 of my screen is the TEAMs window, way way to much guys..
Agreed. Weird layout things happen whenever the window is resized smaller than a certain size. Should be more "responsive" and handle something other than full screen.
The size of the window can only be reduced to cover 1/4 of a laptop screen on 1280x 800 display
I would like to be able to "pop-out" and move a video chat where someone else is screen sharing onto another monitor while I look at other chats in the application on another monitor.