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.
Matt Barker commented
Our organisation is global and federated. Each country is it's own entity with it's own IT department and Active Directory. If we are to get value out of this tool we will need some way of being able to work with this model. Guest access for 40,000 people is crazy!
Office 365 ist doch gebaut um flexibel zu arbeiten. Echt entteuschend, dass das nicht geht. :-|
Jeremy Thake commented
Please don't underestimate how many people will be in external teams. With Slack I have 7 different teams I am a member of. I have no problems at all keeping up as the external networks all have badge notifications. This is causing a HUGE adoption problem for the three external projects I'm working on right now where people aren't engaging because they don't get notifications.
This is going to cause my organization to not use Office 365 as many of our members are on Office 365 in other organizations. WOW.
I hate to say it, but it looks like I will need to use NON-Microsoft products for our group. Not OK Microsoft...you were/are doing awesome ..but this is short sided.
Still need this functionality!
This functionality is in onedrive, onenote etc... and should be added as a priorty. Look at the user base in the MS apps that sign in with multiple accounts. that will help identify the need.
This is very much needed. Many of us suggest customers to go to office 365 and get pushback back because of functionality. Having access to multiple 365 accounts with teams is a key feature that needs to be implemented.
Chris Bardon commented
Maybe if there was a way to link identities so that you'd still access guest teams as a guest user, but it wouldn't be a full switch, it would be better. Access team X using home creds, access team Y with guest Y creds, etc? It's the switching/ambiguity that's a problem, and this is only going to get worse with federation.
Software Engineer Consultant here, I need to be able to log into teams accounts for my consultant company and for the clients I'm currently working with.
Right now I have to lock out my actual employer because I need the client account for day to day work.
Xander Hartog commented
As an external integrator of Office365 products it would be ideal to have all my clients teams in one instance of teams OR have the ability to start teams with multiple instances. I spent nearly 30/60 minutes a day login in and out of Teams to check on statussen of the different Teams where I'm member.
Dxb D commented
I have stopped using teams. Everyone in my company is annoyed with teams because it doesn't deliver on any of the marketing promises. Teams is not a true collaboration platform and never will be until they (microsoft management) wake up and work to deliver what businesses need. I have seen 2 companies switch gapps to o365 and pay more for business premium thinking that teams was properly intergrated with planner etc and would open the door to proper external collab like slack without needing additional subscriptions. Guess what they have already paid to have all data migrated back to gapps and cancelled with microsoft. I expect many more will follow because while gapps isnt' as fully featured in individual apps the overall out the box collaboration and true unlimited file storage is google delivering the big ticket items first! Not soon.
This ability to sign in with multiple O365 accounts is an essential feature for our company's use.
Sarha Mavrakis commented
This is preventing my global office from setting up and using Teams, it is imperative.
Real time communication is so essential these days and MSFT's lack of commitment to multi tenant support so clear, that this will likely make me choose GApps + Slack ecosystems for a number of companies. You just can't expect people to proactively log in to other accounts to see if someone's been waiting for a reply. This is a shame, because most of the features are there and the Office 365 team has done a great job. It really is too bad this feature isn't given the priority it deserves.
Dopierala ludovik commented
Need to switch from iphone apps between tenant...
That’s works with legacy windows teams app but not with iphone
Nils Lahr commented
I should say, one small work around is to log into Teams using Edge, but for each company account you belong to, use a different account on your computer. This way you can launch X Edge browsers, where each is running 'as' another user. This way you can have each browser represent your work for each company. Thus they can all have Teams running and logged into different accounts. One Edge browser will not auto log in/out while you use it with the associated company.
Brief steps to launching Edge as another user, then log into Teams again using different credentials:
1. Make a shortcut to:
2. Then you can run it as a different user by going to Application Tools -> Manage then clicking the dropdown and selecting "Run as another user".
(Optional) If Shift + Right Clicking and selecting "Run as another user" works for you then you can do that instead.
Nils Lahr commented
Not having this feature means some Microsoft apps have it, others don't. This means ultimately you can't use the full power of the apps unless you are someone who works for only one company. Another reason why Slack is worth billions, and Teams isn't being used by the larger community. How can something stopping Microsoft from gaining parity against competitors come down to a simple resource issue.... Teams, and for that matter all apps in 365 eco system, will never gain the usage it needs if they can't support users participating in multiple teams. 10 years ago this might have been OK, but not in today's world.
the Switch feature has got to speed up to make guest access utilisation grow
Tarjei Utnes commented
I just tweeted Microsoft Teams on twitter. Maybe making this more public on social media will make Microsoft come up with an answer or a solution.
It essential already does the in the rest of the Office Suite, so one assumes that a variation of a theme of that functionality can lifted when the resourcing is available again.
My work around is to have a different laptop login profile for each consulting client and a version of Teams running each. I then just switch local profile/account.