Pop-Out Video Calls Coming to Microsoft Teams

Posted by Jordan Weber on Thu, May, 14, 2020 @ 14:05 PM

Microsoft Teams will soon feature a windowed mode to keep meetings and calls out of your workspace.

Teams, the increasingly popular office chat and collaboration app developed and managed by Microsoft is about to gain a bevy of new functionality. One feature we are particularly excited to try is pop-out videos and meetings.

We believe this change will help free up your Teams workspace by making video calls and meetings more manageable.

Microsoft Teams pop-out video mode
A preview shot of Microsoft Teams with pop-out video calling enabled.

As any dedicated Teams user is likely to attest, the app can be a little frustrating when it comes to opening video meetings and calls. When opened video calls occupy the entire Teams window. In a traditional video chat environment this would not be such a bad thing. The problem is that Microsoft Teams is not just a video chat platform; it is a workspace as well. The app allows users to edit many types of documents on the fly, which can be difficult with a big video in the way half the time. After much feedback and deliberation, it appears Microsoft is about to issue a solution to this common frustration. 

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According a May 6th update to the O365 product development roadmap, Teams will feature a “windowed” mode for video calls and other meetings. The feature is scheduled to go live in June 2020. Microsoft also included the following with the announcement:

“Multi-window experiences are coming to Teams meetings and calling. Users will have the ability to pop out meetings and calling into separate windows to help them optimize their workflow. These experiences can be turned on directly within Teams for PC and Mac clients.”

While Microsoft Teams is a excellent chat platform, the video call interface could certainly stand a bit of TLC. This feature is likely to be a welcome addition to Teams which we are excited to see live.

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Topics: Microsoft, Android OS, iOS, New Products, Microsoft Teams, 0365