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Microsoft Teams: How to Sign in with Multiple Accounts – Technipages

Multiple account support is one of the most requested Microsoft Teams features. Many users own two or more Office 365 accounts. They need to access Teams on all of their accounts.

For the time being, Microsoft Teams supports only a single signed-in account. Many users consider that’s a major blocker.

The good news is that Microsoft already added ‘Additional settings for multiple accounts and organizations‘ on the official roadmap. The feature is expected to land sometime in December 2020. It covers signing into one personal account and one work or school account.

To Microsoft Teams using multiple accounts today, follow the steps listed below. You can use this guide if you need to sign into more than two Teams accounts.

Steps to Sign in to Microsoft Teams with Multiple Accounts

Open Multiple Profiles in Your Browser

One quick solution to sign into two or more Microsoft Teams accounts simultaneously is to open a browser session for each profile (ideally on different browsers) and save your credentials.

Use Franz

Franz is a useful messaging app that lets you add multiple Teams accounts and log into all of them simultaneously.

You can even use six different Microsoft Teams accounts simultaneously if that’s what you want to do.

Create a New PC Account and Switch Between Users

This workaround requires a bit more time to complete and consists of 14 steps. Make sure to follow all the steps in the order they have been listed.

Also, this method works only on Windows. If you’re using macOS or Linux, stick to the first two solutions.

  1. Go to SettingsAccounts →  Other Users.
  2. Select Add someone else to this PC.add someone else to this pc windows 10
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create a new user account without a Microsoft account.create new user for this pc
  4. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del → select Switch user.ctrl alt del switch user windows 10
  5. Log in to your new account.
  6. Download and install Microsoft Teams on that user account.
  7. Login to Teams.
  8. Press Ctrl + Alt + Del → click on Switch user.
  9. Go back to the main account.
  10. Navigate to C:WINDOWSsystem32.
  11. Locate cmd.exe (use the search bar if necessary).cmd windows system32
  12. Press Shift and the right mouse button → select Run as a different user.
  13. Log in with your Microsoft Teams user.
  14. Open Command Prompt and enter this command: C:UsersMSTeamsAppDataLocalMicrosoftTeamsUpdate.exe –processStart “Teams.exe”.

launch microsoft teams command prompt

If you want to rerun Microsoft Teams, do this:

  1. Go to C:WINDOWSsystem32
  2. Go to cmd.exe
  3. Press Shift and the right mouse button
  4. Select Run as a different user
  5. Log in to your Teams account.
  6. Run the command C:UsersMSTeamsAppDataLocalMicrosoftTeamsUpdate.exe –processStart “Teams.exe” again.

Use PowerShell

If this workaround seems to be too complicated, you can use PowerShell and run the following script:

#run as admin
if (!([Security.Principal.WindowsPrincipal][Security.Principal.WindowsIdentity]::GetCurrent()).IsInRole([Security.Principal.WindowsBuiltInRole] “Administrator”)) { Start-Process powershell.exe “-NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -File `”$PSCommandPath`”” -Verb RunAs; exit }

$username = ‘.MSTeams’

$securePassword = ConvertTo-SecureString $password -AsPlainText -Force
$credential = New-Object System.Management.Automation.PSCredential $username, $securePassword
Start-Process ‘C:UsersMSTeamsAppDataLocalMicrosoftTeamsUpdate.exe’ ‘–processStart “Teams.exe”‘ -Credential $credential

Final Words

Did you manage to log in to multiple Microsoft Teams accounts? In spite of the results, let us know in the comments below.

This post was written by Madalina Dinita and was first posted to Technipages

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