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 ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today. The feature team is continuing to work on support for multiple accounts on desktop and web clients. We’ll keep you posted as we have more details.
Justin G commented
Microsoft can't even get a unified Inbox for Outlook... I have no confidence in this same company figuring out how to do what the rest of the industry already does. MS has been selling us square wheels and telling us that eventually they'll make them round.
Also, I'll need to switch between accounts during a teams meeting, without disconnecting.
This is a major frustration for trainers - please prioritise it.
should be a standard functionality... shame it takes so long
We have a similar issue where we invite guest users to Teams meetings and it is terribly frustrating if they are already signed in to their own Office 365 tenancy as they are then not able to to join our meetings. We have told guests to use private browser windows but very often the meeting has to be abandoned because they just cannot manage to log on. It would be really useful to have a resolution to this issue. Most of the time we just have to fall back on Zoom or another online meeting service. It is such a shame not to have a seamless experience with Microsoft Teams. Thank you.
This is SO necessary! Can't wait to see this in GA
Really looking forward for this feature :)
Guy Chapman commented
I work for a technology services provider, this would allow me to use customer specific (not guest) access for different tenants.
Casey DuBose commented
This would give me a reason to stop paying for Slack and Zoom. Please do it soon!
Hello, it would be great if you could give us an estimated date or write to us when we can try it out.
Since Microsoft is taking a lot of time to listen to 23,300 users:
I find it amazing that after all this time you have managed to get it to work on non-Windows devices but Windows which is owned by Microsoft which owns Teams is still not available?
It is the same with the Edge Teams web, it lacks half the functionality, I cannot even share my desktop like I can with other browsers and this is your own browser. Is it easier to work with other companies than other internal departments?
Marc Goedde commented
HI Alex thanks. but I mean that you will have the complete structure of Tenants / Teams / channels in one ui. for you are in teams in different tenants e.g. customer a, internal, customer b.. etc. then it is not possible to see all teams or channels or chats in one window.
It's really surprising and disappointing that this is still a problem. Microsoft seemed to be making a push to make O365 & Teams *THE* collaboration solution, so it's hard to see how such an enormous feature gap can persist for three years. I guess they're not so serious about competing against Slack after all.
It's very disappointing to read that apparently the function for iOS and Android is currently not being worked on. The current functionality of not receiving notifications for both accounts is useless.
There is an urgent need for action here!
Shocked this isn't currently a feature, it makes no sense. Slack does this perfectly and it makes collaboration between businesses effortless and efficient. I miss Slack...
donnie parkerson commented
This is a no brained! One would think this would be on the extremely HIGH PRIORITY list. I work as a consultant and most of the time the client issues me an email account. So I need to be able to receive notices from my company and my client company. Sometimes 3 or more accounts.
March 12, 2017 - "We’re working on this!"
April 27, 2017 - "It's happening, Folks!"
September 12, 2017 - "we are facing resource constraints for this feature and have placed this on our backlog"
December 19, 2018 - "I’m happy to share that we’ve been working on this and are at a point where we need your feedback."
July 3, 2019 - "This feature is being implemented in stages."
December 13, 2019 "As stated in the last update, the ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is being implemented in stages for Desktop"
July 7, 2020 - "The feature team is continuing to work on support for multiple accounts on desktop and web clients. We’ll keep you posted as we have more details."
Yeah... you go ahead and "Keep us posted..."
It would really help if you could share an ETA on by when this feature will be available in the desktop. Currently we are forced to use teams on Web for the 2nd account, and trust me the Web version is really buggy :(
Even though you can have more than one account in Teams on Android. You only get notifications for the active account. So really your just getting an easy way to toggle between accounts in the app. This is helpful but I think most users are expecting to have multiple accounts and get notifications on those accounts even when not active. Having multiple accounts but only getting notifications on the active one, is not very helpful.