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
Vincent Biret commented
In my case there are two things: first being able to participate to discussions in different organizations. I guess external users would cover this scenario.
Then I also need to separate concerns between my professional account, my community account (think groups, associations, school boards...) and so on. In that scenario I'd like to be able to quickly switch accounts without login in/out and also get notifications across accounts.
Q2. Like for any Office 365 product, if require log into multiple tenants or Standard User/Admin - Need to use other Browsers, InPrivate/Incognito mode or use Chrome - Manage people
Q3. Consulting/Managed Services - Would prefer external access now (Can it before June??) , so doesn't require a standard account that consumes the customer's licence. There is no real B2B Tenant to Tenant solution, so need separate accounts for some situations and not willing to invest in Azure Access Control Service (ACS) when two years ago it was classified as deprecated
Mike Gilronan commented
As a consultant, I tend to work with several clients each week. I may be actively engaged on one project when another client brings up an ad hoc question, or I may be splitting my time among multiple concurrent projects. I have my own O365 tenant, as does each of my clients. It would serve me very well to be able to see all of my clients' (shared/federated) team channels via a single instance of my Teams application. I am not familiar with the workaround you describe above. For SharePoint, I can use profiles in my (Chrome) browser to be in separate tenants concurrently. For Skype for Business, I can federate with external parties. Something similar in Teams would be a very compelling and useful tool for consultants.
Ingo Dettmar commented
We would appreciate the ability to use multiple accounts at the same time to communicate under shared accounts for our service desk, standby team, etc.
Andrew Morpeth commented
2. How are you currently using Teams across multiple tenants? Signing in and out which is painful and removes ability to be notified of new messages etc
3. What kind of work are you in that requires multiple tenant use? Consultancy - need to be able to join teams hosted by our company as well as others.
Sean McHugh commented
Sometimes, we have clients that require us to utilize accounts that they maintain and control.
I've a had a play on teams, and yes not having the ability to sign in multiple office365 accounts can be frustrating. Maybe a solution similar to the OneDrive app, where you have a "me" tab where you can swap accounts, edit your profile, etc.
I think what's everybody wants is to uses multiple Teams account at the same time in the desktop app.
Like we can have multiple Emails accounts setup in the mail app.
as a consulting guy, I'm working with multiple companies (which all have Office 365). So I have to collaborate with them, and receive notifications etc...
There is 2 options:
able to connect multiple accounts (1 for each customer I have, as I have an account with each of them) at the same time in Teams
be able to connect my customer's Teams through my own Office 365 account (so the customer dont have to pay for a license on its side for me); like I can use my Skype For Business to do conference calls with my customers
David Baldacchino commented
More than logging in to multiple accounts, we need the ability to work with users outside the strict definition of a "team". Slack and Cisco Spark already do this well. Here's a user story: I'm employed by an organization and have an account with them. I need to collaborate with a lot of users OUTSIDE my organization in a simple manner, without the burden of having to create and manage multiple accounts.
Ryan Calafato commented
I am a consulting agency and we use Office365 for our own needs. I have a client, that is also an Office365 customer. We're collaborating on a long-term project. 5 people from my agency will be working on this project, including me. My client has given me an account in their directory. The client wants to use Teams to manage the project. I'm the only person from my agency who can access Teams for this project, and we're still managing our out Team space for collaboration. The goal is that everyone that needs to can access the Team space for the project, using the desktop app, and with a single logon.
Matt Rogers commented
"3. What kind of work are you in that requires multiple tenant use?"
As an entrepreneur I work in numerous businesses, and have different email accounts for them. Subcontractors might have a similar situation. Every company I deal with needs to have its own Office tenant. As of now, I can't use Teams with all of them -- only one at a time.
Scott Sharrad commented
I volunteer/work with two very different not for profit organisations that both use Office 365 subscriptions. Consequently I have two separate user accounts for these organisations.
Both utilise Teams and so I'd like to be able to be logged in via the Teams Desktop App in both accounts at the same time as I work for both organisations from home.
Adrian Sanguineti commented
1. Not experiencing this issue
2. I'm currently not. Using Skype for business for one tenant, Teams for the other tenant so I can be online to both at the same time.
3. I'm a consultant who does development work with multiple teams that are both inside and outside of my organisation, who ideally would like to be available to all Teams I am involved with to assist when they need, and to be involved with conversations.
Jim Scheirer commented
Temporary Fix: Use InPrivate (edge), Private (Firefox) or Incognito (chrome) and you can log into each o365 account without conflicting with the other browser windows. So you can be logged into all 4 at the same time and not have a problem. we do this when we test with multiple user account in the same tenant as well as multiple accounts across multiple tenamnts
We have the following use case, we have MS 365 for our employees, we also have consultant services which have their own MS 365 account, we cannot collaborate because it is two different account. Ultimately both parties have proper subscriptions with MS. So yes we are interested in adding people outside our own MS account
Morten Hassing-Kjaer commented
Very important feature
Gergely Kovacs commented
Upvoted, because this would be a really nice feature for us as well. There are cases when people from 2 different Teams needs to work together. If there would ba a shared channel between our teams, it would make work much easier.
David McKnight commented
Adding a reverse comment, we have clients that also use Office 365. While for most of what we're doing, we expect them to participate in a collaborative environment hosted in our tenant, if they like the product, I could see them implementing it in their tenant. Then, when they ask us to participate as a sponsor or collaborate in an area in which they're working, this would also allow us to view their Teams in which we'd participate with them.
Offering that kind of fluidity in collaboration would be extremely helpful.
David McKnight commented
I agree this would be a great feature. We use a contractor for sys admin functions, and he has an O365 account, but is rarely logged into it, because going back and forth is painful. If he could log in for us, and for our other clients, it would improve communication and collaboration.
Even better, would be if he could log in with his ONE business email address, and it would act as an alias to all participating tenants, and Teams would load all tenant teams in which he participates.
We work with many clients that require Teams to interact. We also use teams internally. This would be a great feature to greatly improve our communication between internal users and clients.