Microsoft Teams to get multiple accounts support, better performance

Microsoft Teams multiple accounts

The desktop version of Microsoft Teams is finally getting a new
feature that will you to add work or school accounts without
logging in and out. This new feature is similar to the existing
personal account integration in Microsoft Teams (desktop) and

Microsoft Teams for Windows 11.

Microsoft Teams multiple work accounts support is a feature
that was confirmed earlier this year and it is likely to be
welcomed by employees who have started using Teams regularly
after companies asked employees to work from home. However,
Microsoft Teams multi-account integration is not expected until
2022.

In a Feedback Hub post, Microsoft confirmed that they’re
listening to feedback for Teams and they understand the need
for multiple work accounts in the Teams desktop apps. “We are
continuing our work to support this,” Microsoft said.
The integration is “complicated” and it won’t be completed
anytime soon.

According to Microsoft officials, Teams for Windows is expected
to get support for multiple work accounts in the second half of
2022.

“Given the complexity of this work, we are targeting the second
half of the calendar year 2022 to be able to support this,”
Microsoft added.

Currently, switching work accounts require users to manually
log out and then login in again using the second account. We
need to repeat the process when we want to use the first work
account again, which is a long and annoying process, especially
when you’ve two-step authentication.

Once the update is available, you’ll be able to link multiple
work accounts to one Teams client, then switch directly by
altering the settings. The ability to switch accounts is
expected to enter beta testing in early 2022 and more details
will be shared next year.

Additionally, Microsoft has promised improvements to the
desktop client’s architecture to ensure better performance and
functionality.

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