Pop out a chat in Teams

Pop out a chat in Teams

You can instantly pop out your one-on-one or group chat into a separate window. Then, resize, reposition, or close the window as you wish. It’s a great way to get a lot done when you’re in a meeting or in a call.  FYI: 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), just 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 is not yet supported for Teams on the web, Linux, or mobile. 

You’ve got a few options to pop out a chat in Teams. Take a look at these different methods.   

From the chat list

Select Chat Open chat button  on the left side of Teams to open the chat list. Find the name of the chat you want. Then, select More options More options button > Pop out chat  Go to website button . Or, just double-click the chat name and you’ll see a new pop out chat window. 

Pop out chat window screenshot

By hovering over a chat

When you hover over one of your chats, you'll see Pop out chat Go to website button . Choose that option and a new pop out chat window will open.

Pop out chat button screenshot

From the chat itself

Go to the top right corner of the chat and select Pop out chat  Go to website button .

Pop out chat options in Teams

From a profile picture

Double-click the profile picture of the person you want to have a conversation with and presto—you’re in a new window!

From the command box

Type /pop in the command box at the top of Teams. Pick the chat you want to pop out.

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