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, 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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