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.
Scott Sharrad commented
I volunteer/work with two very different not for profit organisations that both use Office 365 subscriptions. Consequently I have two separate user accounts for these organisations.
Both utilise Teams and so I'd like to be able to be logged in via the Teams Desktop App in both accounts at the same time as I work for both organisations from home.
Adrian Sanguineti commented
1. Not experiencing this issue
2. I'm currently not. Using Skype for business for one tenant, Teams for the other tenant so I can be online to both at the same time.
3. I'm a consultant who does development work with multiple teams that are both inside and outside of my organisation, who ideally would like to be available to all Teams I am involved with to assist when they need, and to be involved with conversations.
Jim Scheirer commented
Temporary Fix: Use InPrivate (edge), Private (Firefox) or Incognito (chrome) and you can log into each o365 account without conflicting with the other browser windows. So you can be logged into all 4 at the same time and not have a problem. we do this when we test with multiple user account in the same tenant as well as multiple accounts across multiple tenamnts
We have the following use case, we have MS 365 for our employees, we also have consultant services which have their own MS 365 account, we cannot collaborate because it is two different account. Ultimately both parties have proper subscriptions with MS. So yes we are interested in adding people outside our own MS account
Morten Hassing-Kjaer commented
Very important feature
Gergely Kovacs commented
Upvoted, because this would be a really nice feature for us as well. There are cases when people from 2 different Teams needs to work together. If there would ba a shared channel between our teams, it would make work much easier.
David McKnight commented
Adding a reverse comment, we have clients that also use Office 365. While for most of what we're doing, we expect them to participate in a collaborative environment hosted in our tenant, if they like the product, I could see them implementing it in their tenant. Then, when they ask us to participate as a sponsor or collaborate in an area in which they're working, this would also allow us to view their Teams in which we'd participate with them.
Offering that kind of fluidity in collaboration would be extremely helpful.
David McKnight commented
I agree this would be a great feature. We use a contractor for sys admin functions, and he has an O365 account, but is rarely logged into it, because going back and forth is painful. If he could log in for us, and for our other clients, it would improve communication and collaboration.
Even better, would be if he could log in with his ONE business email address, and it would act as an alias to all participating tenants, and Teams would load all tenant teams in which he participates.
We work with many clients that require Teams to interact. We also use teams internally. This would be a great feature to greatly improve our communication between internal users and clients.
I work for several clients and each are using teams, and each is separate, It would be good to have different teams account within the app, in the same way multiple emails addresses work in outlook.
Luke Wilson commented
Agreed. We are at a customer site and expect to use both ours and their "Teams" instance. to increase speed of information this is critical. Also once signed in as the other company, I can no longer get back to my company. bug?
Agreed with comments below. Many uses have multiple businesses or have real need to be logged in to multiple tenants for business reasons. However this is accomplished (multiple concurrent logins, B2B connections), this is a critical feature.
[Deleted User] commented
This, for me, is critical as I work within several different businesses. As, ********* says; I'm surprised this doesn't have significantly more votes.
Surprised this has so little votes
Definitely and issue across the office 365 suite. Teams, Skype, the mobile groups app, onedrive (can't use multiple accounts on same tenant)
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.
Scott Rudy commented
This is an issue with the office suite in general. Skype has the same issue, but Google Hangouts has resolved this by allowing more than one instance to run.
Aaron Marks commented
I'd rather see this enabled through B2B. I can think of a lot more use cases. MOST people only have one business identity.
With Slack I have to manage a different credential for every org I join even though I use the same email; it's a mess.
This would also be useful for us; we have an admin department who need to quality check documents stored in Teams. That way, an employee would be able to say "hey, @admin, please can you check this document" and the whole admin department would be able to get a notification. At the moment we need to mention every employee in the admin department!
I need this! Its horribly difficult to stay on track while being included in several organisations that way, especially because teams has a huge potencial! I work as the team leader of a 60 students team as well as an executive assistant in a tech startup, as a project manager for digitalization of 25000 student users (all of them would potentially need a second account!) and voluntarily as a consultant, where founding is foreseeable.
People don't associate with only one single association anymore, new work is coming. Look for other examples at the booming freelance platforms and their needs for this.
Please make multiple accounts (or the Live ID?)parallely possible to work with in a convenient way.