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
Will Ortiz commented
Not sure why this function was not applied to the Teams platform. I am a IT service provider and I have multiple clients using Office 365 and this tool. If you follow the IT trends we know that Office 365 is becoming a standard...…..
Aaron Polley commented
This is essential to allow someone to collaborate with the multiple organisations they are part of. Work vs School is a classic example I face daily. Its been said before, but I'll say it again, Slack already have a POC for this which works. Curious how your architecture is different that this is a challenge?
From my point of view this feature is really nessecary if you want todo (time) mngt. of your complete (work)life.
Therfore for me it is very important this wish is not only implemented in the webapplication, but also in the teams app (for android).
I got the same wish for MS planner app.
It would be great if the UX could be simular to the outlook app in which you can manage the mail of all your mailaccounts in just one screen (which is really awesome).
Adding a voice to community to express that this functionality is a must. Right now, due to this limitation, we are still on slack. As soon as this is resolved we move to teams.
Agree. At a minimum, if I could have two instances open on my desktop, that would help. Without the mobile app allowing it, I can only be available for chats/calls from one organization at a time. Big issue.
Joost Groot commented
For my Desktop I don't realy mind (at work I use my work Teams, at home I use my club teams), but on my mobile device it would be a great feature.
I would suggest setting it up the same way as oneDrive and Outlook. Just have multiple accounts logged on. Onedrive I can manage a personal (live.com account) and multiple "work" accounts. Same way with Outlook. Teams needs te same !!
Solution for the devs, at least from a GUI perspective:
Top bar in teams, likley to the left of the search bar, have the organization you are currently viewing/logged into visible, and make it a simple drop down with other organizations you have credentials saved for, or perhaps even were logged into recently. Then you can just click on the domain and it will load, if the password is saved, or will ask for your password.
Check out the Plex app, older versions however (220.127.116.1194 or earlier). At the top, you quickly select the server you have access to from a drop down. Super easy and quick. That's how it should be in Teams.
Chris Olson commented
This was added in January 2017, it's August 2018, it's got nearly 4000 votes, and Microsoft has not delivered anything to improve the situation. At least stop blocking the launch of multiple Teams apps as a stop-gap!
This is still a huge daily issue. A friend shared that evidently Slack already has this. If that's the case, I don't understand why it wasn't put in from the beginning.
This is a big deal! I have to switch manually back and forth many times an hour. It's painful and time consuming. Integrate the teams into one list!
Guest access is not a good enough solution for that - If I could provide a guest account on Azure AD a license and hence it will have a full access to teams (make appointments, create tabs, attached files to chats etc.) it will be a good progress. I don't mind pay "twice" but at the moment switching accounts is a non-exist feature.
Strange enough the only app actually supports it as it should is the Admin app for iOS (you can switch account like you can do in gSuite for years now...)
Kunal Ashar commented
Microsoft Teams team, a 2-year delay in implementing such a critical feature (Still on the backlog?) is unacceptable. Determining the "best solution" for weeks/months/years? We're a Microsoft shop, but the problems with the Office products are piling up rapidly, and with no vision or roadmap from MS Office in sight, we're rapidly considering migrating out - definitely more rapidly than the Teams development team is taking to get off the starting blocks.
This is important to us, we would like to replace slack, but can't without this
Nick Rees commented
This is a crucial issue for our company.
MS Admin commented
This needs to happen ASAP. Please implement this, thank you.
Yeah, this needs to happen.
Multiple Accounts is necessary for IT users and multiple teams. Had a client switch over slack because of the hassle of login in and out, specially on mobile.
When at my desktop it is not so critical, but when at my mobile it is a real pain in the neck. Just let me switch accounts easily!!!!
Just make it like Slack, :)
Really waiting for this. We are an IT consulting company who would really benefit from this. Having a timeline (aka 6 months, 12 months etc...) would really help us decide if we can just hold off until then or implement a different product.
Gopi Krishna commented
Very much looking forward to this.