To sign up for Teams for personal and small business use, all you need is a Microsoft account. If you are using Skype, OneDrive, Outlook.com, or Xbox Live, then you already have one. If not, it’s easy to create a new Microsoft account

Want to do even more in Teams? Learn more about Teams subscriptions.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Enter your email address or phone number and select Sign in.

  3. Enter your password or verification code and select Sign in again.

Note: You may be prompted to add a password if you didn't set one up previously.

Note: If you have any issues signing up for Teams using your phone number, please go to our guide to Troubleshoot phone number is already a Microsoft account in Teams.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Tap Sign up for free.

  3. Select the type of account you want to sign up with:

    • Personal - To connect with friends and family.

    • Business - To coordinate with colleagues in your small business.

      Note: Signing up for Teams for personal and small business use is different than using your work account (usually assigned by an IT admin as a part of an organization with a license to use Teams) or your school account (as part of a school or educational institution). Learn more about Microsoft Teams (work or school).

  4. Follow the instructions to create your Microsoft account.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Tap your profile picture or More  More button.

  3. Tap Add account. From here you can add a personal or small business account. Just enter your sign in information and follow the instructions.

Learn more about adding a work or school account within Teams.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Tap your profile picture or More  More button.

  3. Under Accounts and Orgs, select the account you would like to switch to.

Tip: You can also swipe up or down on your profile picture to quickly switch accounts.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Tap your profile picture or More  More button.

  3. Under Accounts and Orgs, Tap on your personal or small business account.

  4. Tap Settings Settings button.

  5. Tap Sign out Sign out button, then tap Sign out again to confirm.

Note: If you've added a work or school account, you will still be signed in there.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Select Get started.

  3. Enter your email address or phone number and select Next.

  4. Enter your password or verification code and select Sign in.

Note: You may be prompted to add a password if you didn't set one up previously.

Note: If you have any issues signing up for Teams using your phone number, please go to our guide to Troubleshoot phone number is already a Microsoft account in Teams.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Select Get started.

  3. Select the type of account you want to sign up with:

    • For my small business - To work with teammates, wherever they are.

    • With friends and family - For everyday life, to make audio or video calls.

      Note: Signing up for Teams for personal and small business use is different than using your work account (usually assigned by an IT admin as a part of an organization with a license to use Teams) or your school account (as part of a school or educational institution). Learn more about Microsoft Teams (work or school).

  4. Follow the instructions to create your Microsoft account.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Select your profile picture.

  3. Select Add personal account. From here you can add a personal account. Just enter your sign in information and follow the instructions.

Learn more about adding a work or school account within Teams.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Select your profile picture.

  3. Select the account you would like to switch to.

  1. Open the Teams app.

  2. Select your profile picture.

  3. Select Sign out.

Note: If you've added a work or school account, you will still be signed in there.

  1. Go to Teams on the web.

  2. Enter your email address or phone number and select Next.

  3. Enter your password or verification code and select Sign in.

Note: You may be prompted to add a password if you didn't set one up previously.

Note: If you have any issues signing up for Teams using your phone number, please go to our guide to Troubleshoot phone number is already a Microsoft account in Teams.

  1. Go to Teams on the web.

  2. Select No account? Create one!.

  3. Follow the instructions to create your Microsoft account.

  1. In Teams on the web, select your profile picture.

  2. Select Sign out.

Learn more about signing in, signing out, or changing accounts in Teams for Windows 11.

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