The adoption of Microsoft Teams continues to skyrocket, what with the world having started to work from home due to obvious reasons. You know, coronavirus, and all.
And this is very much why the software titan is on a mission to improve its premier communication and collaboration service in ways that better address the needs of every single user — across both the business and education landscape.
Yet, despite all these improvements, one key feature had been missing until now.
That being support for multiple accounts.
No surprise that this is the most requested features on UserVoice, a top request. Published all the way back in 2017, this feature has received over 29,000 votes from users across the world.
Thankfully, Redmond has confirmed that it is indeed working on making this happen. Multi-account support is in development for Microsoft Teams, and the company plans to do the whole thing in stages, as explained by a product engineer:
“The engineering team is continuing to work on adding support for multiple accounts on desktop clients. We will first launch support for 1 work/school account and 1 personal account so users can enjoy Teams for work and personal side-by-side. Windows and MacOS. Support for multiple work accounts is still being worked on and will come at a later date.”
It’s coming alright!
Rumor has it that multi-account support will first be added to mobile clients of Microsoft Teams for iPhone and Android, and only then will this feature go live for the desktop applications.
No ETA on when the first stage will become a reality, but early 2021 is a good bet.