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.
The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today. The feature team is continuing to work on support for multiple accounts on desktop and web clients. We’ll keep you posted as we have more details.
We have 3 domains on one tenant. I have three e-mail addresses, and three types of candidats/prospects.
I definitely need to switch profiles easily IN Teams ..
i now have 4 Microsoft 365 teams accounts on my laptop working at home and it is driving me crazy. The different Teams users have to ring me up to tell me to look at a specific Teams account.
Is there a third party tool out there which does this? Or should we be using Zoom and Slack, which appear to doth is quite nicely and just have one Teams account, which would be the main business account - but I run 3 businesses with different Teams licences ( 2 charities and 1 business ) and different clients!
I need some timescales defined to determine what to do rather like you released timescales for allowing recorded videos to be seen by guests - timescales helped a lot and enabled me to tell clients that they just had to wait 6 months.
Am encouraged to see Alex's reply on 7th July 2020 - thank you for posting. This continues to be a major issue for me as a consultant with my own business' Office 365 account, and working with multiple clients as external consultant on their Teams as well. Either the ability to operate multiple teams accounts in parallel, or (preferably) cross-domain teams is very much needed.
Please add this feature
- 3 1/2 yrs since this was brought to their attention
- 4 months in to a pandemic that has many working from home with multiple clients
- 6 months since the last update from the admins with essentially a copy / paste from the last one
The only reason Teams is even used is because of the tie-ins with the rest of the office suite. Otherwise there are FAR SUPERIOR applications that have much more functionality.
Will this include notifications popping up for all the different accounts regardless of whether they are in focus? I don't mind switching if I am aware someone is trying to reach me on another account.
Björn Mentzer commented
Is it possible to replace the time specification "Working on it" with a realistic date? Even if it says "summer 2020", "end of 2020", etc....
Even if I could see which identity I am currently logged in with would be a start. My name never changes so I always just see my name in the title bar, but have to dig around to figure out for myself who I am logged in as. When you click on your name the only option is to change picture; could it not mention the current user login ID there too?
Andy Sims commented
And still this remains a barrier to teams acceptance.
It is a farce that people have to send me a message on Slack to tell me that they have posted something on teams or to get me to join a meeting.
Like many others we have been asking for this now for years, and all we get is roadmap roadmap.
Just allow me to install teams to different folders ( NEVER EVER in my User folders please) then at least I can have 3 or four copies running at once with their own data areas.
Secondary is of course to allow being on a call on one teams session to change my active status on all of them - and at the same turn of the "you have a calendar entry so you must be busy"
Iain Magee commented
2.5 years later - the iOS/Android solution is only half a job and the desktop bit is nowhere to be seen. Disappointing.
Matt B commented
"The ability to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time is supported on iOS & Android today. " - please provide a link to how to do this. I'm on the Android version and I still have to switch orgs, logging in again each time. The request is to not to have to switch but to have a unified view of all orgs and messages. At the moment I can only see on one account at a time, unless I've missed something?
Main Issue is, that phone calls using teams will result in a not reachability if being connected to another organisation.
Work harder! Close to useless without notifications for multiple accounts at the same time
Richard Veys commented
Talking to friends and colleagues and more than 50% have multiple teams accounts. Now maybe my friends and colleagues are more prolific than others, but there is a huge case for this. Can you give some timelines for this project as it has been on your radar for 3 years.
Switching between the accounts is not using them at the same time. I want the ability to get notifications e t c from different teams in different accounts in the app. It´s OK with a hierarchy that divides teams into accounts, but you have to see the chat notifications e t c at the same time in the app.
Let's downvote/flag the other features. There is a feature of showing video of multiple people at the same time (sic!) which currently has more than twice votes than we have (2x sic!). Also if you have multiple identities then vote multiple times. Let's sink all the sprinkles and promote this one.
@MSTeams appreciate you are trying to do something. Please consider scenario of running multiple instances of desktop client at the same time since you have difficulties of handling multiple accounts in one process. Users who need than can even create shortcuts to desktop client with account name passed as program argument. Please consider corporate scenario: Outsourcing company work for another company, both use teams, they have agreed on security standards and allow users to use teams on machines from another AD, often even outside any AD.
Miranda Bukantz commented
Not working for me, it allowed me to "add an account" then immediately popped up with a notification that said I had to remove one of them.
nope not working, on ios it wants to change accounts and not have all running in the app for different tenants.
This only sorta works on ios and android . I only receive notifications for the tenet that is logged, NOT each of the tenet.
Chris Meacher commented
You seam to be missing the point ... a lot of us work on these things called PCs, they're like a phone, but bigger (although I know its confusing - most MS developers no longer know anything exists bigger than a phone screen, which is why PowerApps only work if you define them to run on a phone) ... Bit old school - but ask Bill, he was a huge fan back in the days ...
Supporting multiple tenants is currently impossible on "PCs", and the fact we can use iOS or Android phones or tablets just adds to the frustration, not removing it, as you've built it into 3rd party apps but not your own ...