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.
Can we get an update on the Roadmap reflecting expansion of the work to include support for multiple work accounts? The Roadmap doesn't reflect this additional (expanded) scope is in or planned for development. And shows the limited scope as Rolling Out. It would be reassuring if the item was actually reflected on the Roadmap with a status.
We need multiple work accounts, especially as consultants helping in different teams and organisations!
Glad to hear you're working on it. Will be happier when status changes to "Delivering it"
Don't know what happend today, but switching doesn't work anymore, need to force quit the MS Teams app on MacOS.
After that logon doesn't happen, need to use verification code send to e-mail etc..
it's a nightmare. how difficult can this be? please fix :(
Please accelerate development here, it's a real pain to have to switch between browsers or desktops...
Jason Up commented
Myself and my colleagues continue to miss messages from each other and from customers because Teams in the browser or buried in a remote desktop session doesn't adequately notify. We eagerly anticipate the day MS stops making us look bad to each other and customers by having Teams for Desktop support multiple concurrent work profiles.
Bruce Banner 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.
Torbjørn Lindahl commented
This is ridiculous. Every other similar client have this from day one, slack, discord, ... I refuse to believe this should take several months to implement. What on earth is going on?
Alex, the roadmap URL does not show the in development related to support for multiple work accouts. It just says "We're adding support within Teams desktop to be able to add one personal account, along with one work/school account, change their profile picture, and switch between accounts and orgs through Settings." When are you going to start showing that on the roadmap?
I desperately need this as well on Linux and MacOS. I have at least 4 paid commercial accounts that I need to joggle.
Michal Drobny commented
Hi there about support for multiple account, what later date we are talking abou?
Toby Riley commented
Temporary Work Around - Not Perfect but functional. Save to a CMD file and run it.
REM Uses the file name as the profile name
ECHO - Using profile "%MSTEAMS_PROFILE%"
ECHO - Launching MS Teams with profile %MSTEAMS_PROFILE%
"%OLD_USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Teams\Update.exe" --processStart "Teams.exe"
What use is a Teams account to my ages-old Hotmail account that I haven't used in 10 years? The two accounts I need are for work and for the organization I volunteer at. I have no need for Teams in my personal life.
Wolfgang Scharf commented
Warum vermarktet ihr Teams für Unternehmen, Schulen, gemeinnützige Organisationen und Privatleute, wenn ein Individuum, das in all diesen Bereichen eine Identität hat, dieses Produkt nicht als Individuum nutzen kann?
Wir haben als gemeinnützige Organisation große Probleme eine Akzeptanz in unserer Organisation für unsere Geschäftsprozesse zu bekommen, da viele Teams für die Arbeit oder andere Organisationen verwenden!
Hey Microsoft. We and our clients really need this. Please update. Why does it take you so long?
This is so badly needed, and surely possible as it can be done for 1 work and 1 personnel why the limit just allow two accounts and then why not 3 or 4! come on ms you can do it!
Please hurry up with this. I have three employers, and each has issued me with login details, email addresses and software for their organisations. Without any way to switch between accounts short of logging in and out all the time, I just CANNOT keep on top of what is going on and keep missing things. This is so basic a necessity I can't believe it wasn't considered from day one. How long until we can switch between accounts on one simple drop down menu?
The roadmap doesn't show it coming to GCC, Alex. Will it be coming to GCC?
I need this functionnality
I work for a company as an IT guy from an other one.
I have two different accounts and have to be present on both
Web App is not sufficient
N TK commented
33,750 votes - 2832 comments. What are we still waiting for???