Secondary (Multiple) accounts support
I work for 3 companies as a consultant and each have their own teams account. I have no way to interact with all 3 at the same time on desktop. On android mobile I can but switching between accounts is stupid and tedious. Multiple account should just show merged content from multiple accounts with a visual direrantiatior between accounts on messages itself. Similar how Outlook handles multiple accounts via All mail folder.
At least multiple instances of the desktop application should be easy and acommpanying with virtual desktops makes it easy to keep focused without having to take effort to switch organisational contexts.
We have contractors with accounts in our tenant. They also use Teams within their own company. They constantly miss notifications from our users because they have to use the web client for our Teams tenant. This is one of the biggest pain points for us.
I have tried the new option of sending a B2B invite to internal users hoping they would use their external credentials for Microsoft 365 and only use our credentials for legacy applications. Even though the multi homed user is properly configured, they still have to use our credentials for Teams. It solved some problems, but not this one.
Especially needed for home schooling. We have three kids with their own teams account. Changing accounts through sign out is a pain.
Introduction of switching between teams accounts on desk top as well as on ios is essential for smooth running of this software.
We're starting a new org from the ground up. I now have a total of 3 personal emails and 6 shared emails. I would like to be able to log into all three personal accounts and have their information merged. It's stupidly frustrating getting a calendar invite in a secondary profile and NOT having it show up in my primary teams calendar. I need to be able to freely switch back and forth and have all appointments merged on the same teams calendar.
John Egleston commented
See the Roadmap item here for more updates: https://www.microsoft.com/en-ww/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=Microsoft%20Teams&searchterms=68845
(HT to OnMS for the tip https://www.onmsft.com/news/microsoft-teams-users-will-soon-be-able-to-switch-between-multiple-accounts )
Please, consider merging this idea with this one: https://microsoftteams.uservoice.com/forums/555103-public/suggestions/40199050-multiple-accounts-on-desktop-app
Parth Agarwal commented
I find it difficult to switch between accounts on Android, especially since my accounts have sign-in portals. I regularly get signed out of my accounts between uses or redirected to a portal for my other account while I'm using the app. On sign-in, the app sometimes hangs at the "We're signing you in, please wait..." message. I get taken to the on-boarding process every time I'm signed out. I was also unable to clear the list of available accounts... might just have clear all data and maybe do a re-install.
I fully support this idea as I also have multiple accounts! The Teams app for windows should allow for easy switching between the account content and at the same time keep you logged in to all accounts (so I can switch between content from different accounts while in a call).
As a hint for those experiencing the same problem: my workaround is to have profiles in Edge (or any other browser) for every account and access Teams via the Web App. It does the trick with the main drawback being that e.g. device settings in the web app are windows default only
It's so frustrating not being able to do this. I log on to the desktop app and the web app but that's a waste of effort. the web app keeps trying to sync with the account on the desktop app and logs you out - while you're on a call!
Paul van Dyk commented
Status updated as in progress since July 7 2020
Like "Slack" - I am an entrepreneur working with 5 startups. I have 5 Office Accounts. 5 OneDrive Instances - why not allow me to easily switch between Teams Accounts? Right now we are sticking to Slack for that very reason - but I prefer a single unified experience
Sean C commented
Fully agree I’m in the same situation as consultant. Logging on and off to see whats happening is not from today. And would a nice to have tool for the phone support this while the desktop does not??