Pop out a chat in Teams

It's simple and quick to pop out your one-on-one or group chat into a separate window. Then, resize, reposition, or close the window if you want to. It’s a good way to get more done when you’re in a meeting or in a call. (Note that you can pop out multiple conversations, but not the same chat twice.)

Tip: To do other things (like scheduling meetings, attaching a OneDrive File, adding apps), return to the main app to find those familiar features. You don't need to close the pop-out chat window.

Note: The Pop-out chat feature is currently available in the desktop app for Windows and Mac only. It's not yet supported for Teams on the web, Linux, or mobile. 

There are a few options to pop out a chat in Teams. Here are a few different methods:  

From the chat list

  1. On the left side of Teams, select Chat New dark Teams Chat icon to open the chat list.

  2. Find the chat you want.

  3. Select More options More options button > Pop-out chat New breakout icon. Or, double-click the chat name and you’ll see a new pop-out chat window.

Chat popout icon 2

By hovering over a chat

When you hover over a chat, you'll see the pop-out chat icon New breakout icon. Select it to open a new pop-out chat window.

Hover popout icon

From the chat itself

Go to the upper-right corner of the chat and select Pop-out chat New breakout icon.

Corner popout icon

From a profile picture

Double-click the profile picture of the person you want to have a conversation with to pop out a new window.

From the command box

In the command box at the top of Teams, type /pop. Choose the chat you want to pop out.

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