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
Can I please get the latest update on this issue?
Dec 2019 update says it is being rolled out in stages, now 6 months on no further update? This is critical failing of Teams and more regular updates are required please Microsoft.
Vincent Landry commented
We work with multiple team from different company to support our users. They all need to receive notifications from the follow up in the chat and they are force to switch tenant right now which is simply not efficient. We are force to use Slack right now to be able to work correctly.
Can we at least have a date or something to know when this will be implemented?
Is there any firm date for this working? Fast user tenant switching is useless if you have full accounts on both teams (it only works for guest accounts apparently). I've been using the workaround with the user profile environment variable hack, but that causes problems when you run other applications such as OneDrive (since it now thinks it's in a new user profile).
For the record, I was doing this with Slack in 2016....
This is a nightmare having same email for multiple tenants. I like to chat with users without having to change from one tenant to other.
until this is done in the app, you can use shift.ai - It has the limitations of the web client but will allow you to have all of your email accounts, teams accounts, etc all in one application. (note I don't work for them, just a customer - there is another one called franz that is very similar.)
To have iterations of teams running (whilst no concurrent functionality exists - just open an incognito window on a browser. It has worked for us. Not a **** solution but works for us.
But yes, please create concurrent teams functionality.....
such a pain in the .... currently juggling 5 different team's accounts across my clients. Love the product but this is becoming unbearable.
Francesco De Domenico commented
As IT Consultant I have many clients (and with each client I do have a dedicate account to their domain).
I am being able to Access to my clients Team through separate browser windows, while I keep my main organization's Microsoft Teams on the desktop Application.
This is very uncomfortable for my user experience since the Browser experience is less rich (in terms of notificaions, for example).
Please, make this feature a priority.
Ryan Whittle commented
Well I guess I'll just download every browser known to man and keep all my separate teams in them instead of using a basic functionality that slack had from day one
Please let me know when this is possible
Would be very useful if it supports on MS Teams for Desktop too!
Julie Ganoe commented
@Alex the Admin, is there an update on solution for this request? WE are all hoping that you have taken our need seriously and are working towards a resolution...
It really is unbelievable that this hasn't been sorted yet, but other less consequential things like seeing everyone's video at the same time has.
I work across health and social care and have both and NHS and local authority email address. I have been redeployed to a different role within the NHS to assist the coronavirus response and need access to both my accounts and both teams sessions at the same time as I am contacted and invited to meetings via both accounts. It is impossible without using a work around and opening one session in a browser and the other via the desktop app. Seriously clunky and slowing things down right at a time where we can't avoid delays.
As noted below Duncan Anderson, I too have noticed the security issue whereby if you are invited to a Teams meeting on one account, but you have a different account signed in on the desktop app, the meeting launches in the app and you join with the account loaded in the app rather than the one the email invite was sent to. This raises serious concerns when you are dealing with people's personal health information.
Stephanie Berg commented
This feature is *DESPERATELY* needed for us freelancers!!!!!
I am a Ph.d student and in my own business as a contractor. There is a great need to toggle between a Microsoft 365 free account and my own Microsoft 365 account. This inability to go between the multiple accounts throughout the day decreases my productivity. Please get with it Microsoft!!
Do you have any timeline update?
This is an absolute requirement for me as someone with clients who I need to be in THEIR circles, and also with Separate Agriculture and non-Agriculture companies that only cross with me, and other similar situations. Sadly I have to keep my google tools open till this is resolved.
Any news since december?
John Baggott commented
I am a consultant and would like this feature to enable me to use Teams to deal with the different Teams on each client project
Duncan Anderson commented
Just discovered a major security flaw that this request may resolve.
There is no control to verify that the link on a Teams invite is opened by the tenant invited to the meeting. Therefore, if you have multiple accounts, receive a Teams invite to a third party meeting, click on the link and join via the desktop app.... you will join the meeting using whichever account was signed in to the desktop app at that time. Confidential and potentially sensitive chat messages sent by third party users are now visible on the unrelated tenant.
Microsoft, this is a major security issue. Needs immediate escalation.
One solution may be that the desktop client switched to the correct tenant automatically based on the invite. The better solution is that all tenants are logged in like the outlook client (so all notifications are received in real time) and meeting invites open using the correct tenant.