In April 2020, Microsoft Teams will feature an update which will allow you to popout chat messages into a separate windows. This much needed update will allow teachers and students to follow along chat messages in one window while watching a presentation, carrying out a video conference or completing an assignment in another.
To pop out a chat windows, you just click the menu next to the chat box, and select Pop out chat.
A new chat window will now appear that you can overlay over any other application or drag to another screen if you’re lucky enough to have a second monitor attached.
This update will provide much more flexibility when using the Teams and allow you to move between parts of the app and improve multitasking without the need to switch away from your work flow.
The pop out chat update is expected to be released to all Microsoft Teams customers by the end of April 2020.
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