Pop out windows for calls/meetings
Ability to separate out calls/meetings from the desktop client so that you can still work on Teams while in a meeting
We are happy to announce that the Pop-out meetings feature has started to roll out and should complete over the next couple of weeks.
Please check out the Tech Community blog for more information here: https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams-blog/new-meeting-and-calling-experience-in-microsoft-teams/ba-p/1537581.
Stephen Curry commented
Moving the action bar to the top of the screen is not a good experience. Why has the interface changed in the new update for popping out call?
Teun Bekkers commented
I can no longer use forms when in a popped-our meeting. Is this intentional, or will this be updated? The 3 dots for 'meeting extensions' are greyed out
The pop out chat feature is a very welcomed feature of using Teams, especially since Skype is sunsetting.
Businesses should have the ability to use the pop out feature to have a sidebar conversation that others can't see, especially when running a screen share. It was nice to have two separate communication programs to work with since you could keep Skype off the meeting and use Teams to present to a local or remote audience.
At the moment, even though a user has the chat window popped out, any updates that are made to the chat window show up on the main Teams page on the left side, making it possible for anyone to see the chat updates as they are processed.
It would benefit a lot of people to have the option to not show the list of chats on the side, perhaps making it collapsible, or turn it off during presentations.
Another recommendation would be to have a "silent conversation" with another user such as an executive, coach, mentor, or teammate that others can't see during the presentation on Teams.
really needed feature, I'm hoping to see it soon!
Stacey Wadsworth commented
I fully support this. Right now I'm trying to chat and can't see the Meeting window, because it's so tiny. It would be helpful if we could have the Teams meeting in a separated window that we can keep at full size!