What you need to know
- Microsoft 365 will soon support multiple work and personal accounts within the same browser.
- The functionality will allow users to switch between accounts without having to sign out and then back in with a different account.
- Support for multiple accounts could come to Microsoft 365 web apps as soon as April 2022, but that isn't a firm release date.
It will soon be possible to use multiple personal and work accounts in Microsoft 365 web apps. At the moment, you have to sign out of one account and then log back in with another in order to switch. There are ways around this, such as using multiple browsers, but they aren't elegant. According to an entry on the Microsoft 365 roadmap (opens in new tab), Microsoft 365 web apps could support multiple accounts by April 2022.
"Users can sign into multiple work and personal accounts on Microsoft 365 web apps in the same browser," says the entry. "This also allows them to seamlessly switch between the accounts without having to sign out and sign back in again."
This is separate from the option in Microsoft Edge to customize which sites use specific accounts. Edge's feature lets you use different accounts for websites. In contrast, the new Microsoft 365 feature focuses on switching between personal and work accounts within Microsoft's web apps.
The new account switching feature could arrive for Microsoft 365 web apps in April 2022, but that isn't a firm release date. The Microsoft 365 roadmap provides rough guidelines for when features will come out, not strict goals.
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I don't understand the problem description or solution. I use multiple Microsoft 365 accounts and need to use most of them at the same time all week. This is a pain in one desktop application in particular: Teams. There's no good way to have multiple accounts active in the application at the same time. But it's not a problem for any of the web apps, including Teams' web app version. In fact the web app for Teams is exactly how I get around the limitations of the Teams desktop app. I do need to use a different Profile for each, which Edge makes trivially simple. Where this article says, "At the moment, you have to sign out of one account and then log back in with another in order to switch. There are ways around this, such as using multiple browsers, but they aren't elegant." Does "multiple browers" include multiple profiles? Am I missing something?
Switching between one and the other in teams on mobiles don't seem to work too well. Work want us to use teams , I have refused, but anyway, we have students working, and they use teams for college, and they can't for some reason use teams from work as well.,
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