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  • Erol Eraybar

Yay for Microsoft Teams Pop-Out Chat and Meeting Windows!

Multi-Window Pop-Outs for Chats and Meetings, and New Calling experiences are planned for Teams before the end of next Month June!

In fact, Pop-Out Chats may be available in your Microsoft Teams client at this very moment. Pop-Out chats is a very missed feature by folks that was in Skype for Business.

The big visual giveaway that lets you know this new feature is available is if you see the new Pop-Out Chat icon located at the top right corner of the Chat Header in the Teams client app.

Once available, you will be able to instantly "pop-out" your one-on-one Chats and Group Chats into Separate Windows from the main Microsoft Teams client.

You will have about 5 different ways to pop-out a chat!?! You can:

  • Hover over a Contact, click the ellipsis … menu just to the right of the Contact’s Name, and Click the “Pop out chat” icon.

  • Click the ‘pop out’ button in the top-right corner of the chat header.

  • Use the slash command /pop Name-of-Contact.

  • Double-click on the Avatar picture of a Contact.

  • Hover over a chat in the Recent chat list and click on the 'pop out' button.

You will also be able to resize, reposition, or close Pop-Out Windows as you wish. It might be a great way to get a lot of background work done, or multi-task when you are in a meeting or in a call.

Additionally, meeting and call controls such as mute, video, chat, leave and others will now be located at the top of the meeting window so that they are always available and never block the underlying content.

New meeting/calls control location:

But wait... there's more! This new Meeting experience is also planned to include "3 x 3" video, raise hands, and custom backgrounds.

Here is what the New Meeting Experience will look like.

All these new features are planned for a Phased Roll-Out to with a target completion date by the end of June.

Except for the Pop-Out Chat feature, Microsoft has decided other new Teams features like the Meeting Pop-Out window feature will initially be Toggled-Off by Default.

You will need to watch your Team client app for updates, and Toggle-On the new capabilities once they are available.

You should be able to enable all new features in 3 Easy Steps!

Step 1: Click on your Avatar on the top right of Teams and click Settings.

Step 2: From Settings, Click the new Checkbox "Turn on new meetings and calling experiences". This new Checkbox may become available at any time without any notice.

Step 3: Quit the Teams app, and then re-start Teams and sign-in.

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