Everybody knows that Microsoft Teams is a hub for teamwork, it remarkably combines everything a team needs to be productive. Meetings, Chats, calling, threaded conversations, video conferencing, content collaboration, and the ability to create and integrate apps and workflows – all designed to aid worker productivity in a unified suite of tools.
But there is one issue with Microsoft Teams – i.e., some professionals find that with time they end up on multiple Teams Account. One can have one account that he/she has been using with the team, along with another one with your clients, and one more with your partners. But, if you work for different organizations, or you simply want to have multiple accounts added to Teams, what should you do? Go through this blog to learn how to sign into Microsoft teams with two accounts.
In the present situation, Microsoft Teams does not support multi-account sign in and if you need to use Microsoft Teams with two accounts, in all probabilities you would end up in a non-productive situation. It happens because you cannot check or swap through multiple accounts, you will have to sign out and sign back into your accounts. But don’t worry. Till Microsoft adds support for multiple accounts to Microsoft Teams for desktop, here are a few workarounds that let you use multiple accounts on Teams.
Sign into Microsoft Teams with two Accounts
Now search a few ways to handle two or multiple accounts on Microsoft Teams:
- Use Web App on different browsers
- Create Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
- Use the mobile app
Let’s check out these methods in more detail.
1] Use Web App on different browsers
I previously stated that it is not possible to add multiple accounts directly to the Microsoft team desktop app, but you can log in to different accounts using multiple browsers like Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Opera, Firefox, etc.
Before you start you would need to sign in with your other Teams accounts on the Microsoft Teams web app. To do this, head to teams.microsoft.com. By signing in, you would see the message prompting you to download the Teams desktop application. Neglect this and select to use the Web application only.
Forthwith, you will see your default Teams channel on the web application just like you would see it on the desktop version. This web application seems and works just like the regular desktop app, so you would feel no difference. Thus, you can now simply login in using Chrome into one account and Edge or Opera for the other account.
Please note– Assure that the desktop notifications are turned on.
2] Create Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
There is a very lightweight way of distributing applications by using Progressive Web Apps (PWAs). You can install these like a native app from the app store, or they can be something a user pins from their web browsers and use as a bookmark.
According to the browser you are operating on, the steps for creating a progressive web app would be different. By keeping n mind that these work best on Microsoft Edge, we will first show you how you can create one here. Follow these steps:
- Sign in with your Teams account On your Microsoft Teams Web App.
- After that click the ‘. . .’ button resembling in the top right corner of the screen.
- Next, click where it says ‘Apps’.
- Mouse click on ‘Install this site as an app’. Doing this will now open Teams into a separate window, letting you open another instance of Teams and another channel.
- Then, right-click on the newly active progressive web app in your Taskbar, and select the option to ‘Pin to Taskbar’.
Complete, now Teams is pinned to your Taskbar. So when you want to open the progressive web app or a separate instance of Teams, click on the shortcut on your taskbar.
Follow these steps to create PWA On Google Chrome:
- Mouse click the three downwards facing dots appearing on the top-right corner of the screen.
- Then, From the options select ‘More Tools’
- Now hit on the ‘Create Shortcut’ option
- Ensure that the ‘Open as window’ option checkbox is clicked here.
After that, again right-click on the active progressive web app in the Taskbar, and then select the ‘Pin to taskbar’ option. You will now see the PWA on your taskbar and it would work just like the standard Teams app.
3] Use the mobile app
Utilizing Microsoft Teams on an Android device by using the mobile app could also help here. This mobile app enables you to add more than one account, and also makes switching between different accounts easy. In the mobile app, you can have conversations on multiple instances without having to constantly log in and log off.
I know that working on mobile is not always a productive option. Hence, you can simultaneously use the Windows desktop app while using the mobile app.
I hope with these workarounds you would be able to Sign Into Microsoft Teams with two Accounts. Thank you for reading. If you have any suggestions or comments, please let us know in the comments section below.