How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

I want to use multiple Teams accounts at the same time

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.

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.

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Do you have an ETA for this feature? My company is currently engaged in a research project to find a suitable alternative to Teams because of this problem. Knowing the release date of this feature will help us make an educated decision.

      • J Stevenson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same here...I work with multiple organizations who all use Teams. We need to be able to be in multiple channels at once. Willing to help here...please!!!!

      • Chris Riley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm working in a collective of multiple small companies, each with their own Microsoft accounts, so I'm starting to collect a few different accounts. I think Teams is the best place to collaborate, but having to switch hop from one organisation to another constantly really impacts negatively on my productivity.

      • Danny Johnson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As a consultant using a client's laptop where the client uses single-sign-on, I can't even logout to access my own organisation via the web version. When I log out, it auto logs me back in to the client's account :/

      • Russell Kirby commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        As others have noted, I work with multiple organizations / tenants. Having the ability to have multiple accounts in one instance, or even a quick way to switch would be great !

      • Yannick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I definitely need to work with more than one user account with only one teams instance. The reason: be more efficient.

      • ML commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Critical feature - even more critical to make it work seemlessly through SSO proxies and firewalls. Slack has an issue for me at work that forces me to manually refresh all workspaces - kill app, reload, refresh one org, sign-in to get through proxy, then click on every workspace to get it to refresh. As a result I am often disconnected from different orgs.

        The lack of seemless shifting between teams, refreshing, and handling all inter-team notifications is a blocker for recommending any other orgs I work with to move from Slack to Teams.

        Teams needs to handle the protected firewall/proxy situations as well to integrate a full corporate Teams environment with other orgs on the outside for working with partners outside the firewall. For example, when any team losses access, a prompt to manually reenter authentication info and then having the app handle everything else. Slack doesn't do this right for me today.

      • Ian Caldwell commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Great! Please do consider all the scenarios - one tenant plus several external guest access, two tenant plus external guest access in each tenant, maybe multiple tenants and external guest access to the same partner/team - anything is possible!

      • Martin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        A nice wishlist Peter. This would be great if it could be integrated in Teams.

      • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Reached out to David, but this might help anyway:

        As an SharePoint Consultant based in Vienna I work daily with at least four different Microsoft Teams Tenants, all of them with different accounts as some features (e.g. Planner, …) are not working as external User. Biggest issue here is, that I receive no notification (only via E-Mail which must not be forwarded or accessed externally) if anything happens.

        So here is my Christmas wish list sorted by complexity:
        1. Switch Users faster in Teams by remembering Accounts
        2. Multiple instances of Teams App with different Accounts*
        3. Alerts in Teams for activity in another (not signed in) tenant**
        4. Chat messages and calls (as they are urgent)**
        5. Channel and File access**
        6. Different (optional) availability status for each logged in account

        *This is how I get it working now: To start the App “as different user” but has multiple downsides like broken(?) Office/Browser integration and needs multiple Windows Accounts. And no autostart of course.

        **from multiple tenants without logout

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I've reached out to David, excited to see there's been some progress on this 😊

      • Ryan Spooner commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is great news. The switching between tenants is a clunky and inefficient process. When you're in one tenant, it's easy to miss updates in the others. For me personally, my only other tenant is as a guest on Microsoft's tenant for communicating with our account management team.

      • Miki commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please add option to be signed in in several tenants at once. Or fast seamless switching. Or add option to open tenant in InPrivate browser session from Teams app.

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