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.
Work for two companies that both use teams. I keep having to login and logout to switch between accounts which is a real drag when you have to do it up to 20 times per day. I have no issues with this on the mobile so how come the desktop version of Teams can be so deficient!? Please add feature!
Noor A commented
This will end up as another failure just like private channels, too much complication, not designed with enterprise and controls in mind
Anxious for multiple work accounts. As more companies are adopting the Microsoft platform only being able to log into one at a time is becoming more cumbersome over time. I know of a number of people that juggle switching between 3 different company accounts. Hopefully the development for multiple business accounts will be coming in the near future. It is a shame that we are paying premium pricing for extra features and having more limitations than the less expensive personal accounts.
Jonathon Lamon commented
If you can provide two types of accounts and separation of the data, you can provide arbitrary types of accounts and separation of data. It is not technically harder to provide two, than it is to provide unlimited, unless you did it wrong to begin with.
The vast majority of us who are requesting this feature need the capability to have multiple work accounts. You have missed the user functionality of the request.
Most of us belong to multiple orgs.
-Students in schools who are using Teams as an LMS and Also have a job using teams.
-Users who belong to multiple jobs.
-Users who belong to a volunteer organization and also use teams at work.
-Users who do work in multiple organizations (Consultants)
-Users who are students in a k-12 school and also taking classes at universities.
Here are five real-life examples of users I personally know that could use the ability to have multiple work/school accounts.
really prefer to see business-to-business as the first priority!
We don't have to be able to use the personal and work accounts at the same time.
We are using multiple work accounts. I think you need to develop that feature as a priority.
Ridiculous. I can safely say that I haven't met a SINGLE person who uses Teams for a personal reason.
As I am a consultant, and for my cilents I will continue to recommend Slack as the superior system for those who have not already gone down the dead end that is Teams.
Richard Nilsson commented
"We will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account "
You've totally misunderstood the need. It's multiple work accounts you need to support.
Carlos Bomtempo commented
I do not see a single comment that someone is happy with the addition of the work/personal account switching... Please focus on what your user base want and not what you think they need. Give us multiple simultaneous work accounts!
Mike Therien commented
I think the priority is wrong. I don't know anyone that uses a personal account in Teams, but I have multiple tenants that I am a part of. Switching between tenants is the pain point.
Like others have said, you are not understanding why this is important. I have worked with firms that will not use Teams for this very reason.
What about linux support for multiple work accounts?
Jason Up commented
Make Teams Desktop allow multiple simultaneous logins to different organizations. Like having different Edge Chromium profiles / windows open to different Teams Web sites, but without the risk of the Teams Web tab getting buried with a host of other tabs and without the limitations (like virtual backgrounds) in Teams Web.
Multiple, concurrent, simultaneous work / business logins / profiles to Teams Desktop is what we want.
Window switching is okay.
DO NOT make us switch accounts in settings all the time. We already have and are unhappy with that "feature".
I echo the other comments that multiple work accounts is my key need: I have multiple clients, each a different tenant and need to be able to move between them without having to sign out to access another. For personal use, which rarely requires video calls with many colleagues, the web client is fine. The problem is that the web client isn't sufficient for work use for many reasons (e.g., only 1 video feed at a time in a meeting, badge with notification count in Taskbar, full settings options, just to list a few), so we NEED to be able to have multiple work Teams running at the same time.
This is not useful at all. Who uses Teams for personal use? We all need the ability to simultaneously use multiple business accounts at one time the way Slack works. Why is this so hard to do?
Roger Emery commented
There is also the Work, Student and Personal scenario.
Björn Hasselberg commented
I seriously hope that the multiple work account feature is not going to be "account switching", but simultaneous access to them (i.e. at a minimum notifications appearing for all accounts at all time, that are "clickable").
What is being delivered here, I fail to have seen any request for, but there must of course be some cases out there, I'm sure.
Jason Up commented
"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."
Who uses Teams with personal accounts? I think you missed your primary audience / requesters: professionals with 2 or more work accounts (one for their employer and one or more for clients). In my experience, people are far more likely to use Facebook Messenger or Google Meet or Zoom or something for personal / non-business messaging, meaning whether or not Teams does multiple profiles is not relevant *at all*. So, if you could just focus on supporting multiple work accounts, I think you'd make more people happier sooner.
Phil Carter commented
I Work/school account and 1 personal accounts is hardly a step forward, we need multiple business accounts. I am paying for multiple office 365 accounts and have to log off and log on again every time. You have finally made the office apps remember different users on the same log in why not teams?
and why still using Slack