Microsoft has released a new multi-window feature in Teams (included in Microsoft 365 / Office 365) to improve user experience once you have updated the Teams app (teams desktop app only). This feature is a ‘pop out’ panel for meetings. The pop out means meetings are in an independent panel so the collaboration and file sharing capabilities in Teams are easier to navigate and access during the meeting.
After turning on the new experience and restarting Teams, the biggest thing you will probably notice is that any calls and meetings will pop out into their own window, separate from the main Teams window. Once you have updated the app (Teams desktop app only), you will have the option to turn it on.
Turn on the new experience via a checkbox in Teams Settings. Here’s how:
- Select your profile pic at the top of the Teams app, then Settings > General.
- Select ‘Turn on new meeting experience’.
- Restart Teams by doing the following:
- Right-click the Teams icon in the Windows task bar or Cmd-click Mac System Tray.
- Select Quit.
- Start Teams again like you normally would.
You might also see a notification that announces the new experience or reminds you to turn it on. Then it’s even easier—in that notification, choose Turn it on now if you’re ready at that point, or Maybe later if you’re in the middle of something.
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