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.
The engineering team is continuing to work on adding support for multiple accounts on desktop clients. We will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account so users can enjoy Teams for work and personal side-by-side. Windows and MacOS. Support for multiple work accounts is still being worked on and will come at a later date.
You can track status via the roadmap here: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=68845.
The functionality exists in the phone app. Add it to the desktop app. Work and personal will not be helpful, as I have 4 work accounts I need to switch between.
Upset Teams User commented
Just implement the same UI/UX slack has for their multiple account users. It is AWFUL that I can't see my client's messages in my org Teams and that I miss their notifications as a result. Very poor design, not efficient, not well thought out. You can't beat slack like this.
Bhuvan Pasham commented
So far multi-tenant options in Teams mobile has been a disaster. The way it is being added, at least described in roadmap is a reckless at best. It looks more like Teams implementation group within Microsoft don't talk your Active directory and security groups.
You remove the dependency on storing token in common location and allow Electron's native application virtualization... problem solved... we will spin up multiple instances of teams...
Nick Ellis commented
Per the anonymous comment from earlier today, one professional account and a personal Microsoft account is not helpful. I consult with multiple clients and have accounts on their tenants. At the moment I have to constantly switch backward and forward, or have multiple PWA windows open to keep track of it. This, more than anything, holds Teams back for me.
Being logged in at the same time in multiple work accounts is what is really needed, switching between 1 work and 1 personal account does not really help.
J Heighton commented
Ability to toggle easily between multiple accounts needed! Why is this taking so long?
If we can toggle easily on our mobile phone, then we should be able to do it on a laptop or desktop.
Michel Schuurman commented
What is the status of: Support for multiple work accounts is still being worked on and will come at a later date.
There's an urgent need for this. For professional use this is a must, cannot switch between tenants all day.
scott ungerer commented
I'm looking to be able to have multiple org accounts on Teams desktop
Francis Fong commented
The description of the recent rollout is misleading. "Microsoft Teams: Additional settings for multiple Accounts and Organizations" It is not multiple accounts (on same tenants), nor is it multiple organizations (only 1 org +1 personal)
1 org + 1 personal account is good, but we need multiple org accounts support on Teams desktop (just like mobile). I would settle for running multiple sessions of Teams desktop. I can run multiple Teams web sessions, but it is not the same. We wouldn't need Teams desktop if that is the case.
Real Life scenarios:
1) Consultants / freelancers working for multiple clients
2) People that work and go to school at the same time
3) IT team at companies with multiple tenants (merger/acquisition, sister companies with shared IT)
Michal Mareš commented
Like others said, I now can log into another account and see them in the menu, but the switching does not work, so I have to log out anyways. Come on!
I now have the Accounts & orgs option in my Teams client (updated on February 20th version 1.4.00.4167) however I can't figure out how to add another tenant account to the Teams client? When I click on Accounts & orgs it only lists the one tenant account I am currently signed in with (no option to add another account).
Perhaps MS hasn't fully rolled out this feature yet to allow switching between tenant accounts like on mobile within the Teams client? If so, I hope it's coming soon!
Also, if you confirm you have version 1.4.00.4167 of the Teams client and you don't see the Accounts & orgs option when you click your Avatar, you'll have to sign out of Teams and back in (like I had to do) to see that option.
Just throwing this out there, but since Microsoft acquired Slack and Slack has the ability to toggle between accounts, regardless of whether or not it is for work/personal/business, I would assume maybe the goal is to leverage that functionality. I agree, it is irritating to have to have to sign out and log in to separate accounts. I have 4 separate ones I have to manage and monitor. The ones I have to watch the most I have logged in the web app for one account and the other I use the desktop app. Kind of crazy, but we find ways to work around!
With all due respect, you are working on solving the wrong problem. "1 work/school account and 1 personal account" is not what this user voice request is asking for, for over 4 years now. We need ability to be logged in to multiple work tenants simultaneously from a single teams desktop client.
The way to handle this is completely wrong. It's illogical to require users to sign in and out of a specific organization account. What you want instead is to have sharable teams group. Let's use a cloud folder share comparison for a minute. If I create a new folder with files in it on my end, if I share that folder with another user running the same cloud system, they will now see my folder within their own cloud login... No need to login with new credentials or whatever... As long as I add you to my folder as a shared user, you will see it in YOUR account. That's all there should be to it !
Make it such that we see:
Organization nane - Team name
instead of just Teams groups under the "Teams" sidebar.
I hope "working on it" will be for multiple "working accounts" not one "personal" account besides the "one work" account... ;-)
I can see the rolling out is ongoing for this feature.
How can we have it?
Duncan Anderson commented
Aggggghhhhhhhhhhh. What is the point of the personal account. Does anyone use it? I am so frustrated at having to sign out, then login again just to attend meetings.
Tom Watson commented
Hi - it says in the roadmap link that this is being rolled out this month - is this still the case? If so, are you moving to multi-tenant so that users can have multiple work accounts?
Rafael A commented
Four years and it is still not implemented? I agree with everyone work and personal is useless. Multiple work accounts please - it is become unwieldy. We are.all victims of your success. These days I beg *beg* organisations to use Slack for this reason.
I have 5 business accounts, I don't really care about personal accounts, it's so frustrating. Even if you could do it in a browser it would be an improvement. Also we use Mac's so hopefully isn't a Windows only feature - really glad to hear you're working on it!