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 engineering team is continuing to work on adding support for multiple accounts on desktop clients. We will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account so users can enjoy Teams for work and personal side-by-side. Windows and MacOS. Support for multiple work accounts is still being worked on and will come at a later date.
You can track status via the roadmap here: https://www.microsoft.com/microsoft-365/roadmap?searchterms=68845.
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I work for multiple university systems that all use Teams. I too need to be able to log into multiple university accounts, toggle between them easily, add to chats and files, and attend meetings with little lag time between. Thanks for prioritizing this update for your super-users. We need it.
Are we there yet? ;-)
Can you tell when it will be possible to have several business accounts working in Teams at the same time, including all notifications working for all accounts?
J. Sloan commented
All as a partner organization to multiple colleges and universities most of our staff need the ability to toggle between 2 and up to 4 different Teams tenants.
If we can do this on mobile why can we still not do this on the desktop or browser?
Bertina Macaulay commented
I looked at the roadmap for the issue and it says rolling out. This is not what is being requested. Per user Marc Schumann below
"Reminder: This is not about *switching* profiles/tenants/accounts/whatever. This is about being able to be logged in in all profiles/tenants/accounts/whatever *at the same time*."
Ideally want to see Teams where I am a guest user show up in the Teams panel in the Desktop app. e.g. Pinned Teams, Your Teams, Guest Teams.
Marc Schumann commented
Reminder: This is not about *switching* profiles/tenants/accounts/whatever. This is about being able to be logged in in all profiles/tenants/accounts/whatever *at the same time*.
Bruce Girton commented
I am independent contractor like millions of others. I pay for Office myself. I am obligated to use the Teams web client for the several different organizations I work for because Teams does not support facile profile switching like Edge does. I can't use Teams messaging or make phone calls without logging in and logging out all day. I have uninstalled the local Teams client from all of my devices because of this fundamental design flaw.
Essential for me - I work across four different Teams accounts and it is always a nightmare trying to switch between meetings with limited gaps between them
Simon Pollock commented
Hi, what everyone else said, love to be able to switch between two clients on Teams as one client has just switched from Basecamp to Teams and I already support another client using Teams... Lets go lets go... who do I need to make coffee to get something done around here! lol...
Marco Harrington commented
Currently, desktop Teams doesn't support multi-account sign-in. To switch to a different account, users have to sign out of one account and sign into another. They also have a few workarounds including using an incognito tab in their browsers to use two different accounts simultaneously.
Alec Hanson commented
@Alex. The list to the roadmap item covers the first part - 1 work/school account and 1 personal account.
Can you provide the link to the more important second part "but if the volumes increase I suspect it’ll become a problem again. That’s my concern here.".
It feels like this has not made it to the backlog.
Robert Manahan commented
Well, just tried this feature, but because MFA only supports 1 phone number, i cannot use a work & personal account. Oh gosh, Teams...maybe one day the log file will no longer be "squirrel" and the machine wide installer won't fail for no reason.
James Gadsby commented
Hello, @Alex - any update on the progress to allow the desktop app to switch between business accounts? Thanks!
I'm not sure why this is so hard to implement? Especially as it already exists on the mobile version, but it is definitely needed
Hi there the multiple accounts is available only for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account. Having multiple work accounts like on mobile is sorely needed!
Being able to have multiple companies in the same Teams login like on the mobile version is definitely needed. It would also be nice if there were an option to combine multiple calendars into one. I have my 2 companies calendars merged in my calendar app, but to see meetings for one company I have to switch to that account then go to calendar. That's fine for the default, but an option that lets the calendars get merged to help avoid overlaps seems sensible.
Microsoft should also focus on the people (consultants or vendors) who provide services to customers by encouraging use of Microsoft products.
The roadmap only talking about supporting work and personal accounts but nothing about multiple work accounts. We have more than 5 customers who are using teams, it is such a painful process to use desktop teams to communicate to those clients or join the meetings without option of switch work account.
This needs to work like Slack where I can be logged into several different o365 accounts from within the same UI.
At the same time! That's the point, switching between the accounts has no benefit for me and I think think i speak for everybody how is working as an external it contractor for multiple companie, i have an o365 account from every customer plus the one my company is using for communication, at least I need to be logged on in 2 or more accounts at the same time currently i'm using different browser instances to do this.
We need to be able to be logged in at the same time in a unified experience, there is no point to multiple org accounts if you need to constantly switch between the two.