I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time
LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
We need the ability to sign in with multiple accounts. Many of us have several O365 accounts for various reasons (consulting, etc), and we’d need to be able to access teams directly. This is not a federation or B2B scenario, but a case where new O365 credentials have been created in another tenant for us. The app today only allows a single signed-in account at a time and that’s a blocker.
As stated in the last update, the ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is being implemented in stages for Desktop. Faster tenant switching functionality on the Windows client has been rolled out to the public ring fully, and Mac will begin rolling out soon. Work is in progress on cross-tenant notification improvements, and support for multiple accounts on desktop will follow. We’ll keep you posted!
Note: The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today.
Alex & the Teams team
Stefaan Cornelis commented
Your Note: "The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today."
Actually, it seems not. I don't have multiple accounts open at the same time on iOS. I need to switch between them. Opening one account, closes the other.
Gary G commented
As a follow up to the questions...
I don't have desktop notifications allowed on my teams, I just rely on the red indicator dots in the app. I personally don't like the updates flying past my screen when I'm working. It looks like in the settings (in the virtual app I created) I can indeed ask for notifications.
The "install as an app" is likely running simulation of the web browser version. However, since it is independent, I can open it and close it like an app and not be bothered with multiple browser windows. One thing I have learned is that I cannot do multiple video in the browser/app version like I can in the native desktop app. So in my world, one company can have multiple in video meetings, the other cannot. I do have a work around for this however, I have asked the "other company" to add me as a guest. I lose some functionality in the native app (calendar access, creating channels or teams), but at least I can have more than 1 person on video at a time.
Hope this is helpful!
Ultimately we need MS to step up and fix this issue to make everything seamless.
I am using three different accounts for my three jobs. I am on Mac. I really would like to see an update on the status of this feature ASAP. In the current climate where are are all working from home it seems reasonable to expect some movement on this feature. Over 20.000 users are in need of this feature....
Dears, is there any update on this future?
Any update on this? C'mon Microsoft
Hari Prasath.M commented
TEAMS is pathetic.. A clumsy attempt in a digital world from a giant. All of us has many accounts for office and for attending online classes for kids and self but everytime you need to sginin and signout.There must be a way to use multiple accounts in TEAMS. And at last make it Simple.
what's the progress on this?
Teams is useless!!!
As a meeting organiser it wont let me in my own meeting, please sort this out!
Duncan Anderson commented
Gary G, do you receive notifications when messages come in? They only appear on the (logged in account) desktop app for me.
Gary G, I haven't tried adding a site as an app, but I have tried using one account in the desktop client and another on the browser and can confirm that works, though it is obviously a bit of an inelegant workaround.
Jorge Marquez commented
Are you guys still working on it?? Now we can have multiple Teams from External Teams added into the desktop however we cannot get notified if someone from another External Teams messaged you? Isn't pretty basic stuff to get notifications? otherwise, it defeats the purpose of having access to other Teams.
I'd rather make phone calls or send emails.
Gary G commented
If you are desperate, here is a simple work around I've used to have two accounts open simultaneously:
1) Open the second instance of Teams in MS Edge web browser. (Most up to date ver.)
2) In the right hand corner of the browser (to the right of you avatar) select the three dots (...)
3) The three dots pulls down an options menu, in that select Apps
4) Then within Apps select "Install this site as an app"
5) Go to "start menu " you'll see the app under the first header Recently Added..
6) Pin to start menu, or other options, pin to start bar.
Now you have two separate instances of the app both with different login credentials.
Note have not tried this with more than two Teams accounts.
The new instance works the same as the Original Teams App.
hi what is the current status here ? when will this feature be rolled out for Mac OS
maxime dombret commented
This is clearly a must have. I enjoy using Teams but, as a consultant, more and more of the clients I work for are using teams and, switching between orgs is really complicated.
Especially with clients using SSO
Please add that. I was searching for a way to do it, convinced it was already possible. How disappointing
We have many subsidiaries outside our tenant that would benefit from the ability to sign on to their one O365 account in Teams and not have to toggle to their guest account on our tenant to get chats and Team messages associated with that guest account.
Currently switching between accounts as a few clients insist on creating org based accounts. This feature would improve my workflow and user experience. Is there a timeline on the feature?
I need this now! 2 studies and parttime job is not manageble with teams. I need to log in and out all the time and it doesn't work that easily because it uses one account automaticly. This is so much more important that all the cosmetic features!
Its a required feature. It will be very helpful if you add this feature. Thanks!
James Ng commented
This needs to be added for organizations that need to communicate with different clients as well as internally.
Teams is useless to me until this feature gets added.