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Note: Some experiences detailed below are only available in the new Teams. To learn more, see Switch to the new Microsoft Teams.

Multitask much? In the Teams desktop client, you can open an app in a separate window to help you work on several things at once. This feature is available for most apps that include the personal app or tab capability.

Open a personal app

To launch an app in a new window from the start:

  1. Go to the icon of the personal app you wish to open, whether it's an app pinned on the left of Teams or found under More added apps More options button.

  2. Right-click on the app icon of your choosing, then select Open in new window  Pop out icon.

To open a personal app after it's already open:

Look for the Open in new window  Pop out icon icon in the upper right corner of your screen (most but not all apps will have this). Click the icon and your app will open in a new window. 

Open a tab in a new window

  1. Navigate to the tab of your choosing in a channel or a chat.

  2. Once there, select Open in new window  Pop out icon in the upper right corner of the tab.

Pop out tab

Manage the app window

Screenshot showing an app opened in a new window

As with any window, there are controls in the upper right corner that let you minimize, maximize, and close the window. You can select and drag a corner of a minimized window to resize it, or click on the title bar and move it until you have the view you need to multitask.

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