Pop Out Chat: Inconsistent Experience
Actually, the ability to pop out a chat would be really helpful... if the experience wasn't that inconsistent and, mostly, bad:
- The option to share a file from OneDrive is just not there
- Searching emojis with : (Slack style) doesn't work reliably. In contrast, the built-in emojis actually worked better than in the main chat window (:s or :o does turn into an emoji only after hitting the space bar, and not instantly, which almost completely prevents using the sensible Slack-style functionality in the main chat window)
- I can enter emojis with the Windows picker (Win+.), and they are displayed correctly, but just don't get sent.
- The out of office notification bar in a group chat (which is annoying in general and should only be displayed once at the beginning of a person's absence) has an even more annoying color (pink) than in the main chat window (grey).
All in all, I get the impression that the pop-out feature for chats was developed with different technology than the main chat window, and I really ask myself how it could happen that such workarounds are necessary.