With Microsoft now pushing Teams as a solution for families and in your personal life, you might be wondering how to add a personal account to your Teams app so that you can use it with your regular business or guest accounts. We’re here to help, and today we’re going to show you how to add and switch between personal and work accounts in the Microsoft Teams app.
Before we begin, we have an important note. Our steps in this tutorial cover the current âElectronâ public non-beta version of the Microsoft Teams app. If you’re a Windows Insider beta testing Windows 11, these steps won’t apply to you because there’s a new version of Teams personal that’s built right into the taskbar (and so far doesn’t work. with work / school accounts).
Step 1: Start over and sign out of all other accounts
To get started for the first time, we suggest you start from scratch to make things easier. Make sure to sign out of all your other accounts in Teams, then exit the app. You can do this by clicking on your profile icon and then choosing Sign out.
To note: If you don’t want to sign out of your work account to add a personal account to Teams, you can just tap the profile icon and then choose manage accounts and click add a personal account to add a personal account this way. We just suggest logging out first to make things a little less confusing.
After you sign out, you should relaunch the app and see the Microsoft Teams welcome message. If you’ve signed in to your PC using a Microsoft account, your default Microsoft account email (if it’s linked to Teams) will appear in the list. If this email is linked to a personal Teams account, click it to continue. Otherwise, choose use another account or register. You’ll be prompted to sign in and be sent directly to the personal aspects of Teams.
Step 2: Add your work or other accounts
Once you’ve added a personal account to Teams, you can come back and edit it to add your work account. Just tap on the profile icon and choose it add a job or a school account option. Log in with your professional account, then it will appear in its own space! You can exit the open business account window at any time, then return to it by clicking on your profile icon, then choosing that specific account.
Change and manage accounts
Currently, it is not possible to use multiple personal or work accounts in Microsoft Teams. You can only use one business account and one personal account at a time. You can, however, manage any accounts added through Microsoft Teams. Tap your profile icon, then choose Manage accounts. After that, you can see a list of all the accounts added to Teams. You can sign out of personal and guest accounts and manage work accounts.
About to be a lot easier
Microsoft is currently in the process of Windows 11 beta test. With the new version of Windows, Microsoft is integrating Teams into the operating system. You can currently try it out with personal accounts via the new “chat” application in the taskbar. The experience is a bit limited, but you can currently use it in addition to the standard Teams app for chatting with family and friends.