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Microsoft Teams live events are about to be easier to manage

Microosft Teams iOS and Surface
Microosft Teams iOS and Surface (Image credit: Windows Central)

What you need to know

  • Microsoft is working on an improved experience for managing live events in Teams.
  • The new feature lets you pop out the producer options for a live event into a separate window.
  • The feature is in development now and could arrive as soon as May 2021.

Microsoft Teams live events will soon be easier to manage. Microsoft is currently working on a new feature that will allow you to pop out the producer experience for Teams live events into a separate window. The feature is in development according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap and could arrive as soon as May 2021. As is always the case, any date on the Microsoft 365 roadmap is just a guideline and is subject to change.

At the moment, it can be awkward to have to navigate around Teams while running a live event. Right now, people manage live events directly within the primary window of Teams. This can create extra work as people have to jump around to different parts of the main Teams window to get things done. With the option to pop out live events into a separate window, it should be easier to multitask.

Microsoft already rolled out the option to pop out chats, apps, and meetings into separate windows. The option appears to be popular across the board, so it will be a welcome addition to Teams. A UserVoice page for the feature appeared in July 2020, so people have been asking for the ability to pop out live events for quite some time.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com.