What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams now supports having a personal and work/school account open at the same time.
- The feature has been rolling out gradually since February 2021.
- Teams does not support having two work/school accounts open at the same time.
People using Microsoft Teams on their PC can now have a personal and work/school account open at the same time. Previously, you'd have to toggle between accounts. The functionality makes it much easier to communicate through the personal and work/school versions of Teams at the same time.
I spotted the new functionality after an update to Teams on both of my PCs. The capability has been rolling out gradually since February, according to the Microsoft 365 roadmap.
Hi Sean, our team is rolling out support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account, and is currently working on support for multiple work accounts. You can follow our progress with this here: https://t.co/aCLgQ8LzgTHi Sean, our team is rolling out support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account, and is currently working on support for multiple work accounts. You can follow our progress with this here: https://t.co/aCLgQ8LzgT— Microsoft Teams (@MicrosoftTeams) June 28, 2021June 28, 2021
The icons of the two instances of Microsoft Teams are slightly different to make them easy to differentiate. The personal version of Teams has its logo within a white circle, while the work/school version just shows the app's logo.
At this time, there isn't an option to run multiple instances of work/school accounts at the same time.
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