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
I entirely agree - I am very surprised that I cannot switch between accounts on Teams on my laptop
Jochen Boutens commented
As the Microsoft 365 Family offer started, I would have expected this feature to have launched. I would have been a customer if it did. (even though I would also like to use my custom domain as I will never move my domain to godaddy)
Found this article that claims that this switching is coming though: https://techcrunch.com/2020/03/30/office-365-becomes-microsoft-365-and-gets-new-personal-and-family-plans/
Even though the Microsoft 365 roadmap doesn't mention it (at this date) https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=
Jonathan McHatton commented
Can we get an update on this? It is a big pain point for a lot of users, myself included.
Lynn Towle commented
@Alex, regarding Android. When trying to add a new account, on android, you receive the message that only one managed account can be on a device at a time, when trying to use two different tenants.
Scott Cavendish commented
How about an update on this. Last update was December and the is the 2nd most voted idea.
"Faster tenant switching functionality on the Windows client has been rolled out to the public ring fully"
What does that mean? I don´t have the option to switch tenant in my Teams-app on Windows 10. I still have to log out and log into the other tenant back and forth all the time.
Katherine Moss commented
I need this, too. Mostly because I have a tenancy for Office 365 that I have some people in, but my tenancy is secondary to theirs, but they still need to communicate with me, so ... thanks for keeping us updated on this!
We can already swap accounts in Microsoft To Do, and sign in with multiple accounts in Outlook, please roll this out to MS Teams as well. You have already done it with some products, so please do it for all...
André Sørhus commented
"Work is in progress on cross-tenant notification improvements" this cannot be that hard to implement. The Teams meeting link (e.g. from Outlook) has the tenant id in it ("tid") would be very useful if you got a warning that you are joining a meeting with an tenant/account that does not match that. This cannot be hard to implement at all!
This is important and need to be added on every platform
When will this feature be available?
Justin G commented
Since MS has such a hard time having two tenants working together I'm thinking working on it means we'll only get this rolled out when they figure out the bigger problem of having two tenants working together within Windows 10... which may never happen...
Please can you post an update on this one? Last update is "working on it" 5 months back. Any ETA? Thanks!
Raul Cardenas commented
really, really necessary in MAC
Felipe Silva commented
Will this feature come out to linux too?
This is really needed. Please implement it as soon as possible
thanks a lot
Frankie Pace commented
MS, how am I supposed to get customers converted to Teams when they can't do what their existing software can do with ease? This is an untenable pain point that is causing would-be adopters to go with another platform or stay where they are! What is the issue?? Feedback (meaningful feedback) would be appreciated.
Moses Varghese commented
We have multiple clients requesting this as well and after pushing a product heavily and it coming up short. It looks bad on us as professionals and looks bad on Microsoft for pushing out a sub-par product that does not do some of the basic items that Skype for Business can accomplish.
This really is Teams' Achilles' heel. This is a no-brainer for what is otherwise an outstanding product.