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
Dallas Miller commented
All - I am hearing a lot of negativity towards what is prioritized by MS vs. what is not. Just because other things are released ahead of this, does not mean that it was prioritized correctly.
Example: The free tier of teams is to compete with Slack as a free product vs. o365 subscription based requirement.
Also, the build out of free (not needing an o365 account) is probably a big code piece for the multiple accounts and the non-o365 user accounts. Joint those together and this features together, and you basically have those things that you need to implement. This is probably why they went after the free piece first.
Don't get me wrong, I am wanting this ability as well. It should probably have been designed with that mindset in the first place, with the ability to enable/disable the feature(s) for different companies.
Security is a lot of companies priority, so MS has to adjust accordingly. With that in mind... Any update on when this will be added? I'm patiently waiting myself. :D
Disappointed this feature was not completed before opening up the free tier of Teams, though clearly a critical need even before that took place.
Geoff H commented
👍 to @Gordan's comment. With free Teams and o365 this is much more important!
Gordan Redzic commented
this is a huge issue with the release of free teams solution. It makes it even more painful when using Teams with corporate and personal accounts.
Is there a rough time frame for this? I am holding back a Teams implementation waiting for this feature.
Do you all have an estimated time when the capability will be rolled out?
Why you haven't done this solution good from first time?
Samuel Andersen commented
Slack has a great user experience for using servral "teams" and accounts at the same time.
Kawabata Yoshihiro commented
Yes, We need the ability to sign in with multiple accounts, like outlook.
Carlos Alfaro commented
I work at more than 1 company that use Office 365 and Teams. It's a pain not to be able to use my desktop/mobile app to have all my accounts logged in to teams.
Steffan Escobar commented
When you are part of a large organization, trying to centralize its widely-spread resources is by far the most challenging issue when it comes to collaboration.
Let's say you were part of a company, with 200+ subsidiaries with presence in every corner of the world you can imagine... and you needed to bring them together through a single pane of glass, and you'd love to use a resource like Teams, because well, that's what your company paid for.
The only thing is, every single sub. is an unconnected, independent forest/domain(s).
Maybe one day, those subs will all join or be born anew in a single greater forest.
Having to switch between every different team, instead of having a single pane of glass is going to make that take a LOT longer.
Or they could just switch to Slack, but that is as big a deal as waiting on a fix, because they will just end up wasting a potentially viable AD-integrated product, that nobody will want to switch to because Slack just works, even if it does get that functionality. and for yet another great MS idea, things will have died on the wire.
I don't think this is a trivial request, by any means. Being able to traverse multiple sub-organizations in real time, with feeds coming from all of them through a single pane is a big deal.
If security is a concern, develop a "whitelisting" method via Azure for which channels a subscription allows concurrent/simultaneous connections to.
A simple prompt to let a user know going outside authorized whitelist will log them out of all trusted logins, which already exists, more or less would be sufficient for switching over to non-authorized channels.
Last I checked, that is the "Microsoft Way" to execute it, anyway.
This is a MAJOR function that is needed, I have several clients and it is difficult to keep hopping between them, Slack has this functionality !!!
Many other feedbacks are just too improve quality of use, this is, however, key deciding factor why my client doesn't way to embrace teams, even though they use 365E1, because it's paint to log out and in for different accounts.
Nils Lahr commented
This feature should be in the top 10 requirements as it puts Teams under nearly every other competing product. Is not 'important' is 'required'.
Also need alerts across multiple tenancys
Maximilian Wellensiek commented
This! We are testing Teams at the moment and this is one very crucial part and we are not switching without this function. Same for private chats. Come on Microsoft - if you want people to switch - make a competitor to Slack! We want to switch but we cannot downgrade in functions!
SO ANNOYING! I use different browsers for different Teams on desktop at the moment, but the web app won't work on mobile browsers. Wish I could move back to Slack 😭
Mike Crowley commented
Partners / Consults cannot reasonably sell teams to customers if they themselves cannot join the team within a customer's tenant. Multi-org collaboration within teams cannot happen as a result. It is frustrating to see how short sighted this omission is. Did you learn nothing from the Yammer cluster-F?
Agree this is seriously annoying. I am going to have to move back to slack.
Like the switch button for multiple Facebook accounts, it would be very great !