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.
David Allen commented
Basically Teams is pretty useless for business users (especially Enterprises) without this feature. Given that Microsoft have targeted Teams for Businesses this is a huge problem with MSFT’s product management - the product owner should really be replaced with someone who understands the client’s needs.
If only there was a competing product that allowed us to do this....!! I guess we should all dump Teams and move to that (Slack maybe?)
Freelancer/designer working with multiple clients/companies who each use teams. I look forward to the addition of this feature so I can toggle back and forth between them all.
Hamish Ahern commented
No!! not a personal account - couldn't care less, we want Support for multiple work accounts!
i.e. I need to speak with and join people from my organization and from my external programmers on another teams. we gave them logins to our tenant, but they are having to use Web client and Desktop client to be signed in twice at the same time, and then when their phone starts ringing, oh my gosh things become a mess, if you miss the call, you can't call back.
Literally the only reason to have multiple accounts is to support multiple organizations i.e. multiple work and/or school accounts. How can this possibly take this long?
Speaking only personally -- I will never use Teams for any thing "personal" in nature, it is a workplace organization app (just like the rest of MS Office is a workplace app first and foremost as well).
I would rather have support for multiple enterprise Organizations *far* more than I want it to allow a personal account to log in.
Additionally............................why on earth would I *EVER* want to log into my personal Teams from a work-owned work-managed computer???
Microsoft, please don't get caught up in trying to be the next Apple, you're an enterprise company - please put the bigger priorities first!
Nevermind. A reinstall of Teams did the trick. I now have 3x desktop Teams applications running happily :-)
I used this https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/multiple-instances-of-microsoft-teams-application/m-p/1306051 for months to run 3x desktop instances of MS Team. Yesterday it worked, today after some Windows updates it does not. I am no programmer so I do not understand the error. Any help here please?
Bruce M commented
Doesn't answer the primary issue - am an admin of multiple organisations and need to switch - not be invited as a guest
Ryan B commented
1 work/school and 1 personal doesn't work well when my 1 work/school isn't an O365 account and my personal account is the same phone number. As an individual contractor I still need to have separation between my accounts.
This should be a top priority issue. Support for personal accounts is nice to have but misses the original objective.
Wyatt Best commented
Another contractor here wasting time signing in and out and in and in and out...
Erik Renaud commented
Could Microsoft please provide a timeline for this. I just got a few more clients and i will son spend more time with sign-out, sign-in buttons than the otherones.
Working on different customer projects requires me to work on several Teams platforms. Currently, it is a mass using VMs to realize this... Browser usage is not an option.
Володимир Школка commented
Multiple business accounts at the same time?)
Mike DePouw commented
>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.
Thanks for the update but that link ONLY tells about the 1 work/school & 1 personal account. What about the thing most of us care about, multiple work/school accounts? Where is that on the roadmap?
My favorite part about this is that 4 years after the original idea and several times after promising delivery of multi-tenant on teams and failing to deliver, Microsoft is deciding to move away from UserVoice into their proprietary feedback system.
My guess is that this topic with its 34000 increasingly frustrated voters will simply vanish.... Problem solved!
Because MS lacks this functionality, our org is discussing switching from MS Teams to another platform such as Cisco Webex or Slack. We interface with lots of different companies, and the inability to have both their own company work accounts, as well as the partner company accounts in the same desktop client is crippling all of our ability to collaborate B2B. Seems like other companies have this figured out. How can this not be a priority?
It is the multiple work accounts that is really important for me. As a consultant, I have a number of clients that I have accounts for. With Covid working practices, Teams has become a major platform for communication but the one work account limit on the desktop app really hinders this.
It is now April 2021 and this is still not resolved. It is quite ridiculous as so many of us have multiple Microsoft Teams accounts and are guests on others. Please give this priority and get it sorted!!! Thanks
Franco Andrea S commented
I do really find incredible that at MS they are not capable of implementing such a very important feature that, by the way, already exists on the mobile version.