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Microsoft Teams now lets you pop chats into separate windows

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft Teams now supports popping out chats into separate windows.
  • You can pop out multiple chats and resize and reposition them independently.
  • The feature is available for Microsoft Teams on Windows and macOS.

Microsoft Teams now allows you to pop chats out into separate windows. You can pop out multiple chats and resize and position each of them independently. The feature makes it easy to spread your workflow across your desktop and move specific chats into their own dedicated space. The feature is available for Windows and macOS but is not yet supported on Teams on the web, Linux, or mobile. Microsoft breaks down the feature and how to use it in a support document (opens in new tab) (via OnMSFT).

Multi-windows support for chats is a highly requested feature, receiving more than 20,000 votes on Microsoft's UserVoice. The idea was originally shared in November 2016, so people have waited a long time for this feature. Earlier this week, A member of the Microsoft employee shared the availability of the new feature on UserVoice.

There are several ways to pop a chat out into separate windows. You can double click on a chat from your main Teams screen, hover over a chat and choose to pop it out, click a button to pop out the chat from within a chat, double click a profile photo to create a popped out chat, or type "/pop" into the command box at the top of Teams. Microsoft breaks down all the steps in the support document (opens in new tab).

Sean Endicott
Sean Endicott

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.

10 Comments
  • Good. Something you could do with Skype for Business. Need to up the parity.
  • Teams blows Skype out of the water even without pop out windows.
  • Had this feature for a while.
  • But not video calls! And this is what I really need!
  • I have video calls daily with Teams. But I suppose you want a pop out window for video chat?
  • It's coming next month for calls and meetings.
  • This has been live and rolling out for about 2 weeks.
  • They should implement multiple accounts at the same time... That's something supposedly so simple... How I miss Slack because of that...
  • I've been facing the same in the comment section of my website https://ulnatech.blogspot.com
  • Its slowly going to morph back into skype for business...