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.
Heya Alex, the linked roadmap item is for personal account + work account, and apparently was rolled out in February this year.
What's the roadmap link for multiple work/school accounts?
Not to worry guys, this request is only 5 years old and competitors have been doing for longer than that. I am sure it will be any day now.
Daniel Campos Olivares commented
This doesn't make any sense. Universities don't have School accounts since they use the same Office 365 distribution for their professors, students, research personal, etc... So of course they have Enterprise subscriptions.
So at the end, the ones who would require the most the feature of several Teams accounts as consultants and University Students, are actually the ones who will have it the latest.
As more of my customers are moving to Teams, I really need the ability to be logged into multiple accounts. Right now using VMs (per customer) for communication and syncing their One Drive files. As an engineer this is eating up resources. Let alone the releasing/reobtaining SolidWorks licenses as I move from VM to VM.
David Engel commented
I wish there was a way to increase the priority of this request beyond a single vote. Not having this and needing to be signed in to multiple work accounts is PAINFUL. The browser method is a short-term crutch that I've been using for over a year now. But the browser version will periodically get suspended and I'll miss notifications. I have to be sure I check a few times a day to see if it needs a refresh. It also doesn't support background blurring, which is really a must-have during work-from-home days.
Need to be able to be able to log in into multiple work accounts. Allow personal account is useless to an enterprise.
Helena Pfisterer commented
I find it incredible, how are Schools and Private usage more important? Who exactly uses teams for private chats? Ever heard of WhatsApp? Teams is a business tool, that us UX and UI designers have to use because of management being unable to use a tool like Slack and because they prefer not to pay extra for it.
I am a consultant and I cannot be sitting with my two laptops every time just to answer some messages on teams or to have a meeting with my internal colleagues.
It is a feature on mobile devices, but who exactly uses teams on mobile devices except for answering a phone call when you're not on your laptop? Teams is mainly used on desktop and it doesn't have this feature yet.
But what is worse, you now took away the option to have teams open on the browser and refer the user to the APP!! NO ! I needed the app to work on the browser so that I could be logged in to my second work account and now you have removed this option, too!
Please get this feature done already, it really makes using Teams unpleasant. Slack has had this feature for many years.
Also replying to a simple message, it's been a problem for many years, such an easy thing to implement. Instead I need to copy and paste, and use the quotation feature. What a bad UX.
I just noticed that logging out of one teams account and into another when I tried to make a call the list of contacts was still from the old account I just logged out of. Also Microsoft teams helper (Renderer ) 98.6% CPU usage is not a good feature. Mac OS Big Sur version. It must be possible to fix this - look at Slack if you need some ideas for multiple accounts!! Works great in Google Chrome using different profiles but the desktop app is seriously lagging.
Mayur N commented
I can't use apps in Microsoft Teams caz, I have different account signed in on Piazza and subscription of Microsoft Teams is on different one.
The fact that this isn't a feature for MS is horrible. Currently moving all of our communications to Slack
I am just shocked that a company like Microsoft has not managed to add a very simple functionality like this to ms teams. Are you even looking here? Can we get an update?
The thing that is interesting is that i can add multiple work accounts on mobile.
@Alex what exactly do you do at Microsoft?
Are you so incredibly busy that you cannot put in a two-sentence update on this highly requested feature more than once every year?
Also, for the rest of the engineering team...just make the desktop app like a tabbed browser with multiple tenants on "tabs" across the top and notification badges on each tab. Boom. Done.
Literally this takes Microsoft 4 years to figure out? I'm sure one of your unpaid interns could cobble something together in a weekend in between working on the dozens of other useless "features" you've been pumping out this year. Seriously.
How on earth is this not fixed yet? It makes Teams absolutely unusable for many users.
When can we expect roll-out to web and desktop app allowing multiple accounts login?
Please, you have to solve this problem. It is uncomfortable to have to use the cellphone to switch between school accounts.
Probably these feedback channels are dead and Microsoft is doing whatever they want and if it accidentally fits to a user request, you get an update... maybe.
Alex Ross commented
So, it's not happening then?
It says rolling out from Feb 2021? That is the world's longest roll out
René Waldboth commented
Good morning, you have a timeline for that issue? I am not sure, but my company pays millions of dollars a year for licenses and after the message "WORKING ON IT..." in November last year no more status updates, no software update, no roadmap, nothing? I am not sure, but in the states for sure a lot of people have maybe more than one standard job, right? Maybe a own company in parallel or basically another job in the area of IT. What I completely not understand, because in Teams App from iOS i can switch since I have Teams on a mobile device installed. Means, the function is finished and only the user interface has to be done... come on, always log out and log on the hole day can not be the solution, temporary yes, but means temporary for months? Sorry, but I had to tell that anybody and that address is I think the best one to leave my frustration. Greets, René Waldboth @MagnaAG and @WaldbothGmbH