Multi-window for chats and more
I want to have separate top-level windows for each person I'm chatting with, rather than tabs.
It has been three months since the last update, so checking in here to let you know this is still being actively worked on. I really appreciate your patience as we work on this.
I hope you’re all enjoying the holidays, and have a very Happy New Year!
Alexander McGough commented
Even a simple pop-out chat window such as Skype has would be amazing. Is there any update on this? It's been 6 months, and last I heard, Suphatra is no longer with this team.
Craig Chandler commented
update on availability ?
Who needs multi-tasking anyway?
Almost 7000 people, that's who!
Hustle your bustle MS!
Window chat is sorely needed in Teams. I don't understand a Windows application that does not have windows.
Echoing the comments below ... please expedite!
I'm adding my vote for a speedy resolution. This is a HUGE impact to our organization. Separate windows is how we manage different chats. Right now I have to search through different tabs, arggggg!
Mike Shelton commented
Teams does have some useful features but the idea of cramming everything into a single window and having to switch between conversations--especially doing a combination of groups (on the Teams tab) and chats (on the Chat tab) is--is *very* detrimental to communications. PLEASE return to the format used for Lync and Skype where there is one window with all your lists (groups, people, etc.) and separate windows for each conversation.
Chad Kendall commented
It's agreed, everyone misses this seemingly simple functionality lol
How was this feature, dropped in the development/upgrade from Skype?
Paul Dexter commented
Thanks for the latest update from over 6 months ago!!! This is such a massively requested requested and such a put-off for so many people using the product. Constant back and forth between teams and chats is such a waste of time. Come on MS, let's get this one sorted :)
James Allen commented
Come on Microsoft! Where is this feature? Having to switch between Chat and Teams tabs all the time is very slow! I would like to be able to split my Chat and Teams tabs over different monitors on my workstation.
Jarrah Muller commented
Need meeting content on one screen and webcam video on other screen
Brett Bowman commented
Since Microsoft is now forcing us to switch from Skype for Business to Teams, this is an extremely needed feature!
My company is forcing us from skype to teams. I really don't want to switch because teams doesn't have multi-window chat. Please bump the priority on this for those of us that can no longer use skype.
Microsoft, can we get an update on this request? The last we heard was that it was being actively worked on, but that was 6 months ago. I don't see any reference to it on the Office 365 Roadmap.
Scott Brown commented
Yes, this is still a required feature for our group as well. The user adoption is slow due to this very important UI restraint.
Top feature!!! I'm getting inadvertent IM's at work because the chat windows of who your talking to are not distinct enough without this feature.
This would have to be one of the top features that would encourage greater use of Teams in my organisation. Various Microsoft apps, whether running on Windows or macOS, all offer a multi-window environment. Teams needs to be more flexible and allow you to separate functions into different spaces if it is to be more productive. The same goes for Teams on more mobile devices such as iPad Pro and Surface, rather than just the desktop.
I see now that Suphatra no longer works at Microsoft, it would be nice if any mod or dev could comment.
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