How to work with multiple Microsoft Teams accounts on mobile

Managing multiple Microsoft Teams accounts is a tedious process specially with the desktop clients. If you ever googled something like “How to run multiple instances of Teams” you know what I’m talking about.

Unlike the desktop, mobile applications for Android and iOS allow you add multiple accounts to Microsoft Teams which makes the tenant switch a lot easier and faster.

To add multiple accounts to your mobile application do the following:

  1. Click on the hamburger icon to open the menu
  2. On the menu click on Settings
  3. Under Settings click on Add Account
  4. Choose if you want to Sign in to an existent account or Sign up for a new account and fill the form with the appropriate details
  5. Repeat this process for all the accounts you want to add

How to switch between Microsoft Teams accounts using the mobile app

Now that you have added all your Microsoft Teams accounts you will be able to switch between them with just a tap without the need to sign out and sing in again, to do it do the following:

  1. Click on the hamburger icon to open the menu
  2. Under the Your Orgs look for the account you want to switch for and tap it
    multiple Microsoft Teams accounts
  3. Wait a few seconds and you will be connected to a different account

7 Responses to “How to work with multiple Microsoft Teams accounts on mobile”

  1. Amanda

    June 12, 2020

    I had this feature working until today when I reinstalled the app. Now it looks like it tries to log in to a second account but just returns to the first one again.
    Can someone please help me to add another account again?

    • João Ferreira

      June 19, 2020

      Hi Amanda,

      This seems to be an issue of the Microsoft Teams app, I’ve tested it on my phone and it is working fine.
      It may sound silly but have you tried to uninstall the app completely from the phone and reinstall it again?
      Hope this helps, have a nice day 🙂

      • Amanda

        June 19, 2020

        Hi, I decided to uninstall and install a previous version and that appears to have find the trick

  2. Vera martins

    July 12, 2020

    Hi I have issues with my Microsoft team. Am using an iPhone and a tab. I open the same account On both gadgets. On the iPhone I can view my assignment on the assignment portion and also view my grades. But I can’t view my assignment nor my grades with the tab.

    • João Ferreira

      July 23, 2020

      Hi Vera,

      Please make sure you are using the latest version of Microsoft Teams on both devices.
      The tables is also iOS?

      Have a nice day 🙂

  3. Beki

    October 6, 2020

    I have 2 email addresses a personal and one for work stuff.. my personal one I can use on teams but the work stuff one it won’t let me verify as the mobile number is used for the personal account. How do I verify please as both accounts are mine and run off my phone obviously both with the same number


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