Microsoft Teams has slowly risen to be one of the most popular video conferencing services in this time of the pandemic. This popularity is mainly due to the wide range of 3rd party services that can be integrated with Teams including Slack. This gives companies to use their existing subscriptions and services in conjunction with Teams which is a feature absent in services like Zoom and Google Meet.
A much-requested feature for Microsoft Teams has been the ability to use multiple accounts simultaneously and Microsoft seems to be finally on the way to include it in their upcoming feature update. Let’s take a quick look at multi-account sign-in in Microsoft Teams.
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What is multi-account sign-in?
Microsoft Teams only allows you to use one account whether you are using the desktop or mobile app. This often becomes cumbersome for consumers who have multiple Teams accounts. Additionally, it also prevents you from accessing your personal Teams account when you are signed in with your official account.
Multi-account sign in support in the future will allow you to stay signed in to teams with multiple accounts. You will then be able to switch between different accounts using a few clicks which will help you keep up to date with all the developments without having to sign out of accounts. This is a great addition for freelancers with multiple accounts and users with administrative privileges that have to switch between accounts regularly.
When is multi-account sign-in support coming to Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft recently added this feature to its roadmap of Microsoft 365 for the year 2020. According to the recently updated roadmap, the feature is expected for a worldwide release in December 2020. You can keep up to date with all the progress by checking the roadmap using this link.
Which accounts will support multi-account sign-in on Microsoft Teams?
Microsoft has clarified that all existing Microsoft Teams accounts will be able to make use of this feature. This means that users with the following accounts should be able to sign in with multiple accounts in Microsoft Teams from December 2020.
- Standard accounts
- Multi-Tenant accounts
- Education accounts
- Government cloud accounts
Well, if you desperately need it now and are ready to play around, here’s a fix that shall let you use a second account. If you are comfortable working with PowerShell script, then the process will be a bit easier.
Are you excited about this new feature? We hope this guide helped you get familiar with the upcoming support for multiple accounts in Microsoft Teams. If you have any more questions for us, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.