If you have a whole team to communicate with, there’s no better platform than Microsoft Teams to conduct meetings, chat, call, video conferencing, and much more. However, according to many professionals, one setback is that they end up in multiple Teams’ account. For instance, you use one account to communicate with your team, another for clients, etc. The big question is, how will you operate multiple accounts on Microsoft Teams?
Notably, there’s no official multi-account functioning offered by Microsoft Teams. All you can do is sign out and then sign in with another account. Stop worrying, as we’ve got your back! Sure, Microsoft doesn’t have a way around it, but there are other methods you can use to work with multiple accounts at once. How? Read along to learn more!
Use Different Browsers
As mentioned above, using multiple accounts with the Microsoft Teams desktop app isn’t possible. However, you can use different browsers to login with other accounts. Start by signing in with one of the Teams account on the web app of Microsoft Teams. Navigate to the website using any browser, and enter your login information. Next, a pop-up dialog box will appear, prompting you to install the desktop app. However, you need to continue using the web app only.
Now, open any other browser and navigate to the Microsoft Teams web app. Enter log in details for a different account and sign in. This way, you can use multiple accounts at once on different browsers.
Use Progressive Web Apps (PWAs)
Progressive Web Apps is a method of distributing apps that can go in an app store and can be installed as an app. Additionally, it can be something that a user may pin from the browser and use as a bookmark.
The steps to create progressive web apps vary with the browser you’re using. Therefore, let’s assume that you’re making one with Microsoft Edge. The steps to do the same are:
- Navigate to the Microsoft Teams web app and login with your account.
- Tap on the ‘ellipses’ icon in the top-right corner of the window.
- Select the ‘Apps’ option from the menu.
- Select the ‘Install this site as an app’ from the pop-up menu. Now, the Teams will open in a separate window.
- Use your mouse and right-click on the new active progressive web app from the taskbar.
- Click on the ‘Pin to Taskbar’ option.
This is it! Now, whenever you want to open the progressive web app, click on the shortcut straightaway on your taskbar.
Use Mobile Application
Using a mobile application to log in with multiple Teams accounts can also work for you. The mobile app enables you to add more than one account and switch between them easily. Therefore, you won’t have to sign out and sign in repeatedly to use different accounts.
Sometimes, it might not be the best option to switch between various accounts while using the mobile app. Therefore, in such a situation, you can use the mobile app and web app simultaneously.
That was easy, isn’t it? Now when you’re familiar with logging in and using multiple accounts using the above three methods, why not reduce your workload? Log in with the accounts at once and work by switching instantly between them.
James Boond is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2014. As a technical expert, James has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as mcafee.com/activate .