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.
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.
Scott Rudy commented
This is an issue with the office suite in general. Skype has the same issue, but Google Hangouts has resolved this by allowing more than one instance to run.
Aaron Marks commented
I'd rather see this enabled through B2B. I can think of a lot more use cases. MOST people only have one business identity.
With Slack I have to manage a different credential for every org I join even though I use the same email; it's a mess.
This would also be useful for us; we have an admin department who need to quality check documents stored in Teams. That way, an employee would be able to say "hey, @admin, please can you check this document" and the whole admin department would be able to get a notification. At the moment we need to mention every employee in the admin department!
I need this! Its horribly difficult to stay on track while being included in several organisations that way, especially because teams has a huge potencial! I work as the team leader of a 60 students team as well as an executive assistant in a tech startup, as a project manager for digitalization of 25000 student users (all of them would potentially need a second account!) and voluntarily as a consultant, where founding is foreseeable.
People don't associate with only one single association anymore, new work is coming. Look for other examples at the booming freelance platforms and their needs for this.
Please make multiple accounts (or the Live ID?)parallely possible to work with in a convenient way.
David Baldacchino commented
Agreed James, that's another way to look at it. I was thinking something like Outlook, where you can open another instance to display a calendar while keeping another window on the Inbox.
James Vandezande commented
I understand the idea, but maybe the multi-tasking idea can be creatively accomplished within the application interface instead of allowing it to be launched multiple times....just a thought.
David Baldacchino commented
Absolutely! I'm finding it very annoying switching back and forth between chats with my team and all the different tabs and channels that we have going. I would like to stay within the Notes of a channel for example, while I'm chatting with a team member and writing a post in another channel at the same time.
This is an absolute requirement, I realise that most people have one business tenant but my family love teams on our family tenant and I have to keep logging in and out of have my phone connected to one tenant and laptop on the other.
Also on the Mobile app 9which was great to see at the same time) I need to have the same functionality for emoji and video capability...
Ben Stegink commented
Like many others here, I'm a consultant with multiple clients on Office 365. I need to be able to sign into their teams as well as to my own companies team. Have a bunch of different browsers or private browsing sessions open or having to sign out and back in to different teams all the time is far from idea, especially compared to the way it works with Slack. Hope this feature is already being worked on!
YES this is a must have! I'm a consultant who is working for a large client. I need access to both my consulting firm's Teams as well as the client's at the same time!
Daniel Tiru commented
Cannot say it more clear that others here but want to bump it more. This is def "a must have" and i hope it is being prioritized.
Henric Trolme commented
I agree totally with this proposal and as a clarification/addition it is desireable to be able to invide anyone by simply sending an e-mail invitation, like one can do when inviting someone to a OneDrive account.
This functionality is available in other solutions on the market why I would expect Microsoft to add this in Teams as well (if not already in place).
Jason Rhodes commented
This is critical. I am rolling out Teams to many clients and being able to converse with clients in the Teams app is a great way to interact and collaborate with them, and provide easy access to answers.
Mattias Nordgren commented
For us it is a hard sell to move from Slack to Teams without this feature.
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.
This is definitely needed and something that has plagued the office365 enviroment for a while now. I have not been able to use groups/planner/teams effectively a all because of this limitation.
This is definitely needed. I am a consultant with many clients and teams. I should be able to select an account in the side bar so I can switch between clients and my internal office. Similar to Slack. However, I like where this offering is going.
My Microsoft account is my @live account and my work account is on the work's domain. We need to use my company's 365 subscription, which means the connectors to TFS only works in part. This is always a hassle on Microsoft web sites. SharePoint authentication with more that one Microsoft account also does not work (file sharing), and it handles permission errors without the ability to sign in with a different account.