What you need to know
- Microsoft Teams will support using multiple work accounts on its desktop apps.
- The functionality is not expected until the second half of 2022.
- At the moment, you have to log out of one account and log in to a different account to switch.
Microsoft is working on adding support for multiple work accounts within Teams. While the new option is being developed, Microsoft does not expect to roll it out until the second half of 2022. Currently, you have to log out of one account and log in to a different account to switch between them on the desktop versions of Teams.
A request for the new feature explains that some people use multiple Office 365 accounts for consulting or other forms of work. This creates a situation in which a person isn't communicating in a business-to-business scenario from a single account but is instead using different Office 365 credentials within Teams. Hopping between accounts can take quite a bit of time if required several times each day.
An official Microsoft response from Alex O. states:
Thank you for your continued feedback, and patience. We are listening and hear loud and clear that you want support for multiple work accounts in the Teams desktop apps. We are continuing our work to support this, including updating our current application architecture to ensure solid performance and functionality. Given the complexity of this work, we are targeting the second half of calendar year 2022 to be able to support this. We will update you when we have a better sense of dates. Thank you.
Support for multiple accounts should reduce the amount of time wasted within Teams. Unfortunately for those who want to use the feature, the new option isn't expected until the second half of 2022.
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