New account manager in Office on Windows will make it easy to switch between personal and work accounts

Laurent Giret

Microsoft’s Office apps on Windows are getting a new Account Manager feature that will soon allow users to seamlessly switch between accounts. The software giant is currently testing the new Account manager with Office Insiders in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Project, and Visio, and this feature now makes it possible to toggle between personal and work accounts in seconds.

“This updated experience makes it clear how you’re logged in, and now you can toggle between work and personal accounts without having to sign out first or deal with complex dialogs,” the company explained in the release notes for Office Insiders. The new Account Manager first shipped to Office Insiders on the Fast Ring back in February, but Microsoft has now made it available on the Insider Slow Ring, which is now called Monthly Channel (Targeted).

The new Account Manager feature is part of the 1904 version of Office for Windows, and we expect it to ship to Office 365 subscribers later this month. If you want to get early access to new Office for Windows features, you can become an Office Insider by just clicking File > Account > Office Insider from any Office app.