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Microsoft Unveils Unified Teams App for Seamless Personal and Work Account Management

Microsoft is taking a significant step forward by introducing a unified version of Microsoft Teams, enabling seamless switching between personal and work accounts. Currently in testing, this unified app will simplify the user experience for Teams users, allowing them to effortlessly switch between multiple tenants and account types.

Scheduled for rollout to commercial users in April, the new Teams app will feature an account switcher accessible from the profile section. Microsoft acknowledges the feedback from both personal and work users, emphasizing the preference for a single Teams app to manage various account types. This update aims to fulfill that request, offering a unified platform for all Teams accounts.

In forthcoming updates, users will have the option to select the account they wish to use when joining a meeting link or even participate in a meeting without signing in. Additionally, the unified app will support launching personal and work accounts for Teams with separate icons on the taskbar, eliminating the need for separate app installations.

Enhancements to notifications are also included in this update, with notifications now displaying the source team for better organization. Personal notifications will provide more detailed information, facilitating clear and actionable responses directly from the notification banner.

Microsoft's move towards a unified Teams experience addresses the previous confusion experienced by users juggling personal and work accounts. While Windows 11 initially integrated Teams into the taskbar, the experience was limited to personal accounts. Subsequent updates removed this integration, necessitating the installation of separate Teams apps for personal and work accounts.


Looking ahead, Microsoft plans to phase out the standalone Microsoft Teams (free) app, consolidating all users into this single unified app. This streamlined Teams experience will be part of an upcoming Windows 11 update, version 24H2, slated for release later this year.

Scheduled for rollout to commercial users in April, the new Teams app will feature an account switcher accessible from the profile section
Scheduled for rollout to commercial users in April, the new Teams app will feature an account switcher accessible from the profile section
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