There were rumors that Microsoft would add support for multiple accounts to Microsoft Teams for desktop, the company’s fastest-growing collaboration tool. Microsoft later issued a clarification saying that “we’re adding support within Teams desktop to be able to add one personal account, along with one work/school account, change their profile picture, and switch between accounts and orgs through Settings.”
The clarification left many Teams users disappointed as support for multiple work accounts is one of the most requested features. But Microsoft isn’t ditching the idea, in fact, support for multiple work accounts is something that the company is working on right now, as confirmed by Microsoft on Teams User Voice page. However, Microsoft will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account, and support for multiple work accounts will come at a later date.
According to Microsoft watcher Mary Jo Foley, multiple work accounts support is coming to Microsoft Teams mobile app next year, though she didn’t give us an exact date, either. Unfortunately, we don’t know whether or not Microsoft is going to add the feature to both Teams mobile apps and Teams desktop clients on the same day. Either way, support for multiple work accounts in Teams will make a lot of users happy.
Multiple accounts support will allow you to switch between multiple different Microsoft Teams accounts. Switching between accounts is also available in Zoom, Teams’ one of the biggest competitors. And now that Microsoft is also working on it, you might finally have some solid reason to ditch Zoom.