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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 New breakout icon. Select it to open a new chat window.                       

  Open chat in a new window hover

From the chat list

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

  2. Find the chat you want.

  3. Select More options Three asterisks indicating more options menu> Open chat in new window New breakout icon. Or, double-click the chat name and you’ll see a new chat 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.

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