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.
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.
I have one email account within my desktop app and one open on the web - this is not ideal. PLEASE can you sort this soon?!
We've just started using Teams and I am astonished that this feature does not exist... Some of our users cannot consider moving to Teams from Slack while this feature is missing, since we're a non-profit that collaborates extensively with outside organizations. At least add the ability to receive notifications without needing to manually switch organizations!
Jørn A commented
In Android, it is correct that one can be logged in to two accounts (on different 0365/AAD tenants) at the same time, but you only get notifications from the one that is "currently active".
The multi-account support is really just providing an easy way to toggle between accounts, but only one is truly "active" at the time.
I think most users want a more complete experience including notifications from all the added accounts.
Dale Walker commented
My users are getting really annoyed about the lack of this essential feature.
Teams is great for internal collaboration but it's hopeless for b2b collabs, for working with clients and suppliers and other areas where a 'team' doesn't necessarily have all it's members in the same company. Being able to quickly switch between Teams accounts is fundamental.
Getting notifications from all Teams is just as important. I'm tired of having to cycle through all my Teams accounts just to make sure I haven't missed anything.
Does this include Accounts & Orgs like we have in Mobile?
Glad to see your turning your attention to it. Organizing by Tenant isn't how people interact. Now that many of my users are using external contacts for the first time they are seeing just how painful it is to explain to a first time external contact how to switch orgs as well god forbid you are the external contact the pain and horror of having to switch orgs is too much. I have been on meetings and needed to switch orgs and could not without disconnecting my call. I bet this is fundamental, that is going to take so much effort, but if you really want teams to continue to grow is must be done and it must be down soon before you miss your window.
We have 3 domains on one tenant. I have three e-mail addresses, and three types of candidats/prospects.
I definitely need to switch profiles easily IN Teams ..
i now have 4 Microsoft 365 teams accounts on my laptop working at home and it is driving me crazy. The different Teams users have to ring me up to tell me to look at a specific Teams account.
Is there a third party tool out there which does this? Or should we be using Zoom and Slack, which appear to doth is quite nicely and just have one Teams account, which would be the main business account - but I run 3 businesses with different Teams licences ( 2 charities and 1 business ) and different clients!
I need some timescales defined to determine what to do rather like you released timescales for allowing recorded videos to be seen by guests - timescales helped a lot and enabled me to tell clients that they just had to wait 6 months.