If you work with multiple tenants and for each tenant you login with a different account, you might want to have a smooth way to use Teams across all of these tenants. One way to do it is by adding the Team as an App. In this post am using the new Edge browser (Which will be the default browser on Windows in April). But the same thing can be done with Chrome as well.
Let’s say you use Teams client with your main account, in my case @bdo.com but at the same time I’d like to login to Teams on my personal dev tenant @technifier.com. To do so, I can go to teams.microsoft.com and login with my @technifier.com account. Once I have Teams open there, click on the options menu and click on Install this site as an app:
Now it will install this browser instance as an actual application on your computer. You can now give it a name, in my case Technifier Team
You will notice that it opened in your taskbar as an actual application, now you can just right click it and pin it to taskbar.
There you go. You can even search for the application in Windows and it will appear as a regular application:
Note, if you’re not getting notifications when someone sends you a message on that Teams instance, make sure you’re allowing notifications from Teams in your browser. To verify that, go to the browser options list, and click settings:
Search for notifications, and make sure notifications are allowed for teams.microsoft.com:
Now when someone sends you a message, you’ll get a Windows notification:
That’s all, hope it helps someone out there!