I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time
LOG INTO MULTIPLE ACCOUNTS
Original user posted:
I would like to heave this multi-team/tenant option within “MS Teams”, like in Slack. Currently I’m in four different organization. They’re using all office365, three of them now changed from Slack to Teams. I’ve to permanently login/logout to switch to the related MS Team. This is really time consuming.
Another user says:
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.
SHARED CHANNELS ACROSS TEAMS
From a merged idea:
Please add support for shared channels which could be used in multiple teams. Suppose there is one company-wide team with multiple channels. It would be great if all teams within the company could include these channels or at least one of them in their own team. In that way you don’t have to recreate the channel for every team again.
We know you are patiently waiting for this feature. This feature is being implemented in stages. Fast tenant switching is currently in testing both internally and with early customers. We expect to release to the public in the Fall. I’ll post an update once it’s rolling out.
Full multi-tenant, multi-user support will be added after fast tenant switching.
noor van oerle commented
please please!! this is no way of working at this moment with three dfferent accounts! you wanted us in the cloud, now we are there but things are not performing user friendly ;-(
David Molina commented
I’m a guest in several accounts, the PC app allows me to switch between them(although Gavin simultaneous access would be better), but the cellphone app requieres me to be constantly logging off and logging back on through out the day, nor very efficient.
Please add this item on top priority as I have three critical clients to manage with three different 0365 IDs
Alot of user traction on this issue for it to be backlogged!
We too have this issue, for us as a digital agency we have numbers of guest accounts for our clients.
Look forward to an update as this is going to become a show stopper for us using Teams too, very much not like the Tv adverts suggest as a boost to productivity, in fact combined with the issue that theres a glitch so sometimes you can't switch back to your organisations tennant after switching account to a guest, its actaully a severe detriment to productivity!
Looks like we'll need to switch back to Slack or Basecamp for a while. :(
Dianne Krause commented
YES this is so needed! I don't really use Teams because it is so frustrating when I have 5 different O365 Tenants and have to log out and log back in to use Teams. It would be awesome if it were set up like the Desktop OneNote client where we can just have a bunch of teams from different sites all in one spot.
Same for me, I also have a school account, training account, and a Microsoft educator account that I need to switch between.
Jacky L. commented
What do I do if I have different organization...It's a must have function, please allow some resources on it!!
Tariq Razzaq commented
This is a very important feature which will allow people to use Microsoft Teams as a single tool. At the moment, the lack of support for multiple teams accounts is hindering uptake within a number of organisations I am working with
Since Skype for Business is merged to Teams, this is very important for us to chat with users in different organizations now.
Kyle Calderwood commented
Yes please, I have a school account, training account, and a Microsoft educator account that I need to switch between.
This would be really important for us as we have 3 sister companies and we have transitioned from Skype to Teams. This is a big hurdle across the company for communication.
If you are a contractor working for multiple clients, this is a real big deal. It is a pervasive issue in all aspects of Office 365 work: not just teams. For me, it is not merely the problem of repeatedly logging in and out (on mobile as well as desktop). I just need to be able to see all of my teams (regardless of their tenant) at all times. Otherwise, I miss things.
The last admin response I see is back from September. Has this issue risen higher in the backlog?
While teams works better for me than slack, the lack of this ability is certainly a key differentiator between Slack and Teams. Please help!!!!
Jean-Philippe Deblaton commented
I'm currently using 2 accounts. It's really annoying to have to switch from an account to the other. Using a sandbox to start multiple instances at the same time is not an option for me.
Hernan Farruggia commented
Enable multi session/login for different accounts.
In my case i have my company account and a customer account, so I need to logout/login many times a day to switch between accounts. Slack has this feature and is awesome, you should too!
Please pull this off the backlog and help get this into production. I have multiple customers and companies. It is hard to really adopt MS teams without this.
We SO need this feature on mobile version of the app. Come on Slack has this. Thank you
Ned Fluer commented
I work at a school as a consultant and require access to teams files on both the school account and as my business account, both of which are using teams. Would be great to have multiple accounts support, so i dont have to be tied into the school domain account.
Aurélien Prévot commented
Come on guys... This feature would be awesome for all consultants working to deploy Office 365 within several of your clients companies...
Jerry Jackson commented
The only work around for this I have found for this it to use the web client version of the application, and login to the site in different private browser windows (or different web browsers).
I have struggled with this for a long time before Teams, where you couldn't easily switch between microsoft accounts (like you can with google accounts). Even my primary company email address has different microsoft accounts associated to it which is painful. My solution is to be signed into different accounts on different web browsers, I have IE, Firefox and Chrome all running with different accounts, this way I can also access different Teams accounts via webclient (plus the desktop client). Thankfully on my mobile device Samsung has a feature on the Note8 which allows you to have multiple accounts tied to each app (and even have multiple instances running at once) - so effectively Samsung has solved the problem Microsoft can't.
Final note, Microsoft seem to be making this sort of feature harder and harder to achieve recently, at work I have many instances of skype running using the "skype.exe /secondary" command, however this doesn't work on their latest version of Skype, nore are they adding it in any of there other apps (i.e. Teams) :(
Absolutely a must for our organization as well.