Tired of constantly navigating through MS Teams between multiple conversations? Using the built-in Pop-out function is a great way of managing your screen space and keeping easy tabs for ongoing chats between multiple users. A recent implementation from Microsoft Teams now allows all Chats, Calls and Meetings to pop out in a new window.
To use this feature, enable it through the Settings menu.
Navigate to the General tab if that is not the default menu. Then enable the Turn on new meeting experience (New meetings and calls will open in separate windows. Requires restarting Teams.)
Restarting MS Teams is required for this function to be enabled. Completely exit Teams through Quitting under the task bar.
NOTE: Signing out will not restart the Teams application.
Once you have signed back on to Teams, all Chats, Calls and Meetings will now open in a new window.
To pop out a chat, there are 2 methods:
- Select an existing conversation with a group chat or user, then click on the Pop-out chat button.
- The second method is to hover over the Chat window and click on the Pop out chat button.
There doesn't appear to be a limit on how many pop out chats can be opened. Each pop out chat window can be re-sized to fully utilize screen space.
Enjoy the ease of accessibility!