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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Great to have pop-out! Really need to be able to resize to smaller footprint (and smaller font size). Hard to have multiple Teams windows open/available when they occupy so much real estate.
Tristan Gross commented
Multi-window chat works for me now however it is missing the ctrl-scroll zoom feature AND uses very small fonts. Please fix this by either keeping the zoom scale the same as the primary window or by enabling ctrl-scroll zoom on the pop-out windows.
Janet Kaufman commented
I can only concur with what others here are saying - Chat needs to work more like skype in that it it can be independent of the main app.
Sean Ellis commented
Judging by the screen shots I have seen, the pop-out window dispenses with the sidebar and search bar, which is a good start, but still has the huge balloons around the text, enormous title, and grey gutters at left and right.
This simply underlines the absolute need for a Compact Mode for chat - which was the #1 UI request for most of the 3.5 years (yes, really) since it was first requested.
It’s nice but the box is still way too big. At the smallest size the popped out chat window is using about 1/4 of my 1920x1080 screen with lots of wasted space. I’d really like a tighter ux that can run in a corner or maybe down one side so I can chat while using other tools. This is particularly important on single monitor scenarios.
Brandon Meyers commented
What they are rolling out with pop-out chat is a great start but it would also be even better for workflow to be able to undock the Chat feature altogether so that it acts more like Skype for Business and possible see who is online by status instead of just alphanumerical.
Sandokhan Kucic commented
Having the ability to control this new feature a bit more would be highly appreciated, as also pointed out by some others before. For example a pop-up on new message or controlling the click on a notification to lead to the new windows, instead of the main application.
Simon Rayfield commented
Surely it would make more sense to have a pop out available from the Notification box that pops up in windows. Otherwise its no use at all in reality.
Ronald Ratuwongo commented
Just to put a comment on the UI / UX for Microsoft Teams Chatting. I use Ms Teams app in Windows version. I use feature 'pop-out chat' for chatting, but, whenever that I receive pop-up notification whenever I open the pop-up notification it not open the 'pop-out chat' instead it will open chatting tab in the app.
good to hear, we are waiting
Agree with Philip, who said, "If I have a popout chat window and receive a notification of a chat from that user, clicking the notification loads the entire Teams program to the chat page rather than the individual pop out."
Makes me wonder if the people who are implementing the features are actually using Teams.
Thanks for implementing the chat pop-out, but I hope the sizing issue will be fixed for chats soon (and meetings, once it's implemented). I can only minimize the chat window a certain amount, and it takes up so much real estate on my screen! I should be able to make the chat at least half as wide and be able to increase and decrease the font size. Changing the font was clunky in Skype, but at least it was possible.
Sorry to complain, but when a "replacement" product doesn't do AT LEAST what the original product could do, it's not a replacement.
Really appreciate the Chat pop-out to external window. However, it's not available for Teams channels which seems odd. Curious if that is something in the works?
looking forward to it - this has been in Webex and similar for years, just FYI
Some of our users have the pop out feature available whilst others do not. If this is enabled for a tenant, shouldn't all users have access to the feature?
Chris Sparks commented
Great feature, although popped-out chats appear to ignore the zoom setting of the main Teams window, which is quite jarring.
For as long as this took to implement, it's frustrating to see it wasn't fully planned out.
If I have a popout chat window and receive a notification of a chat from that user, clicking the notification loads the entire Teams program to the chat page rather than the individual pop out. I suppose that's harder to manage on the development side, but given the years waiting for this I would have expected that to be worked out.
Also, what's with the window width limits? The smallest I can resize the pop out is still almost half my screen width.
Completely agree. It's a must.
This should not be onl for chat, but for anything else, for example i might be in a meeting, but I want to have another window opwn with one of my MsTeams so that I can do multiple things at the same time.
D Davison commented
Why won't you just implement fully functioning multi windows that can be used independently, like every other office program? This half way house is a waste of your efforts, we don't want to have to pop out every chat. i want a teams window dedicated to chats, one to docs, one to the meeting etc so I don't have to keep losing what I am working on to see other things