The Microsoft Teams desktop app will support multiple work accounts next year

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The Microsoft Teams desktop app will let users sign in with multiple work accounts next year. This has been a top-requested feature from users, but Microsoft explained yesterday it requires a lot of work and it won’t be ready until the second half of 2022.

“Thank you for your continued feedback, and patience. We are listening and hear loud and clear that you want support for multiple work accounts in the Teams desktop apps. We are continuing our work to support this, including updating our current application architecture to ensure solid performance and functionality. Given the complexity of this work, we are targeting the second half of calendar year 2022 to be able to support this. We will update you when we have a better sense of dates,” the company explained on its Teams Feedback forum.

As of today, the Teams desktop app only lets users add a personal Microsoft account in addition to a work account. If you want to use Teams with different work accounts, you either have to sign out and then sign back in with a different account or use a workaround like using Microsoft Teams on the web.

As Microsoft explained yesterday, the company is also working on bringing its new Teams 2.0 architecture to work accounts, which will provide better performance. We’ve already seen the promising results of this work on the built-in Teams for consumers app on Windows 11, which has ditched the Electron framework in favor of Edge Webview 2. Performance improvements have been an ongoing request from Teams users, and it’s good to see the company addressing that in addition to the multiple work accounts scenario.