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
Nicholas McGuigan commented
Alternatively, the ability to start multiple Teams instances, each signed into a different account.
Scott D commented
Can I at least choose WHICH account I want to sign into with Teams? It's always signing in with my primary WIndows account. I would LIKE to use multiple accounts, but at the very least, I want to be able to choose which account I sign in with.
Tracy Dixon commented
For anyone that uses Teams in their own organization and in at least one client organization, the ability to log into a single account is a nightmare.
I definitely agree! In Gmail/ Facebook/ etc. it is really easy to manage multiple emails/ accounts/ profiles. I want to click on my picture in the upper right hand corner and switch to my outlook account where I have a free account with an external group. Thanks!
Troy Barrilleaux commented
This is the final roadblock keeping us from moving from Slack.
Jim Bray commented
NEED THIS SO MUCH!
Hi Please give us an update when this very needed feature will be implemented it is REALLY needed.
Enjoy the day.
Can't wait until this option is available..
Oscar P commented
Having this implemented would make life easier, currently trying to juggle 3 accounts and multiple project teams for each account. Hope that the vision of a single place to work is truly implemented soon.
Alexander Wong commented
You guys could just duplicate the way Slack does this. Where we could just switch in-between teams.
Support switching between accounts easily, for people who work in multiple customers environments, to simplify having to log in/out with new ID several times a day to check all teams sites.
Hermine Turner commented
One of the best things in OneNote is the ability to access multiple notebooks from several Microsoft O365 accounts at one time. This should be possible in Teams also.
Alice Lupsan commented
Also not moving from Slack to Teams until this gets implemented. :(
Yes. This is needed!
i'm missing messages from clients because I have to sign out and in to multiple tenants.
Ben Schraag commented
"This is still on the backlog. It is taking a fair amount of investigation to determine the best solution to the request.
I hope to have more news to share soon.
Warren can you please tell us an update on this feature request?
Again this feature is not only wanted for ms teams but also ms planner.
Mikael F commented
TEAMS must enable multiple accounts in same app. Easy to switch between different organisations or non organisations channels.
The same way ONENOTE works. I can collaborate within my organisation on the company ONDRIVE and I can easely shitft fot collaboration on my private ONEDRIVE / ONENOTE without logging out and logging in to different accounts.
Teams is great but Slack now for the meantime. Bummer.
As I understand there are more pending features for Teams, but at least reliable notifications could help. With latest desktop version 1.1.00.19257 I'm not notified by other tenants mentions anymore. Mentions notifications still works on Android 1416/184.108.40.2068081401.
Chat messages are notified only when you're signed in on that specific tenant, on both android and desktop version.
It would be great to be notified by mentions AND chat messages for every tenants you have guest access, no matter which tenant and platform you're signed on at the moment. It would still require to switch between tenants to read messages, but it's a burden we can handle, as long as we know where and when to switch thanks to notifications.
At least with this we could wait until you pop it out from the backlog. :)
I am unsure why it really takes that much effort. Inside the Teams app, just create a wrapper around EVERYTHING that is already there and a navigate menu further to the left to switch between instances. Check out Franz 5, it already allows for this (I have multiple instances of Teams loaded).