Note: Some experiences detailed below are only available in the new Teams. To learn more, see Switch to the new Microsoft Teams.
It's simple and quick to open your one-on-one or group chat in 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 open multiple conversations in new windows, 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 chat window.
There are a few options to open a chat in a new window in Teams. Here are a few different methods:
By hovering over a chat
When you hover over a chat, you'll see the Open chat in new window icon . Select it to open a new chat window.
From the chat list
On the left side of Teams, select Chat to open the chat list.
Find the chat you want.
Select More options > Open chat in new window . Or, double-click the chat name and you’ll see a new chat window.
From the chat itself
Go to the upper-right corner of the chat and select More options > Open chat in new window .
From a profile picture
Double-click the profile picture of the person you want to have a conversation with to open a new window.