Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows or the web app using a PC keyboard.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • A plus sign (+) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys at the same time.

  • A comma sign (,) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys in order.

  • You can easily access the keyboard shortcuts list from within Microsoft Teams. Press Ctrl+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Enter.

In this topic

General

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Show keyboard shortcuts.

Ctrl+Period (.)

Ctrl+Period (.)

Go to Search.

Ctrl+E

Ctrl+E

Show commands.

Ctrl+Slash (/)

Ctrl+Slash (/)

Open filter.

Ctrl+Shift+F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Go to a specific team or channel.

Ctrl+G

Ctrl+Shift+G

Open apps flyout.

Ctrl+Accent (`)

Ctrl+Accent (`)

Start a new chat.

Ctrl+N

Left Alt+N

Open Settings.

Ctrl+Comma (,)

Ctrl+Shift+Comma (,)

Open Help.

F1

Ctrl+F1

Close.

Esc

Esc

Zoom in.

Ctrl+Equals sign ( = )

No shortcut

Zoom out.

Ctrl+Minus sign (-)

No shortcut

Reset zoom level.

Ctrl+0

No shortcut

Show keyboard shortcuts

You can access the keyboard shortcuts directly from within the app in several ways. The methods below apply to both the Desktop and Web apps.

  • Press Ctrl+Period (.).

  • Press Ctrl+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Enter.

  • Select the  Teams more icon (Settings and more) button in the upper-right corner of Microsoft Teams, and then select Keyboard shortcuts.

  • To navigate to the keyboard shortcuts with a screen reader, press the Tab key until you hear "Settings and more," and press Enter. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Keyboard shortcuts," and press Enter.

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Navigation

Note: If you're using the default app bar configuration in the Microsoft Teams desktop app, use the commands in the table below. If you've changed the order of your apps or added additional apps, the command depends on the app's sequential order on the app bar. For example, if you've moved Calendar to the top of the app bar, press Ctrl+1 to open it, not Ctrl+4. To view the keyboard shortcuts for your current configuration, press Ctrl+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Enter.

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Open Activity.

Ctrl+1

Ctrl+Shift+1

Open Chat.

Ctrl+2

Ctrl+Shift+2

Open Teams.

Ctrl+3

Ctrl+Shift+3

Open Calendar.

Ctrl+4

Ctrl+Shift+4

Open Calls.

Ctrl+5

Ctrl+Shift+5

Open Files.

Ctrl+6

Ctrl+Shift+6

Go to previous list item.

Left Alt+Up arrow key

Left Alt+Up arrow key

Go to next list item.

Left Alt+Down arrow key

Left Alt+Down arrow key

Move selected team up.

Ctrl+Shift+Up arrow key

No shortcut

Move selected team down.

Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow key

No shortcut

Open the History menu.

Ctrl+Shift+H

No shortcut

Go to previous section.

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Go to next section.

Ctrl+F6

Ctrl+F6

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Messaging

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Start a new conversation.

Alt+Shift+C

Alt+Shift+C

Go to compose box.

Alt+Shift+C

Alt+Shift+C

Expand compose box.

Ctrl+Shift+X

Ctrl+Shift+X

Send a message.

Ctrl+Enter

Ctrl+Enter

Start a new line.

Shift+Enter

Shift+Enter

Reply to a thread.

Alt+Shift+R

Alt+Shift+R

Mark a message as important.

Ctrl+Shift+I

Ctrl+Shift+I

Search current chat or channel messages.

Ctrl+F

Ctrl+F

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Meetings and calls

Note: To use the temporarily unmute shortcut, first go to Settings Privacy and make sure Keyboard shortcut to unmute is switched on.

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Accept video call.

Ctrl+Shift+A

Ctrl+Shift+A

Accept audio call.

Ctrl+Shift+S

Ctrl+Shift+S

Decline call.

Ctrl+Shift+D

Ctrl+Shift+D

Start audio call.

Ctrl+Shift+C

Ctrl+Shift+C

Start video call.

Ctrl+Shift+U

Ctrl+Shift+U

End audio call.

Ctrl+Shift+H

No shortcut

End video call.

Ctrl+Shift+H

No shortcut

Toggle mute.

Ctrl+Shift+M

Ctrl+Shift+M

Temporarily unmute.

Ctrl+Spacebar

No shortcut

Announce raised hands (screen reader).

Ctrl+Shift+L

Ctrl+Shift+L

Raise or lower your hand.

Ctrl+Shift+K

Ctrl+Shift+K

Start screen share session.

Ctrl+Shift+E

Ctrl+Shift+E

Toggle video.

Ctrl+Shift+O

No shortcut

Filter current list.

Ctrl+Shift+F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Go to sharing toolbar.

Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar

Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar

Decline screen share.

Ctrl+Shift+D

No shortcut

Accept screen share.

Ctrl+Shift+A

No shortcut

Admit people from lobby notification.

Ctrl+Shift+Y

No shortcut

Open the Background settings menu.

Ctrl+Shift+P

No shortcut

Schedule a meeting.

Alt+Shift+N

Alt+Shift+N

Go to current time.

Alt+Period (.)

Alt+Period (.)

Go to previous day or week.

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow key

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow key

Go to next day or week.

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key

View day.

Ctrl+Alt+1

Ctrl+Alt+1

View workweek.

Ctrl+Alt+2

Ctrl+Alt+2

View week.

Ctrl+Alt+3

Ctrl+Alt+3

Save or send meeting request.

Ctrl+S

Ctrl+S

Join from meeting details.

Alt+Shift+J

Alt+Shift+J

Go to suggested time.

Alt+Shift+S

Alt+Shift+S

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Debug

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Download diagnostic logs.

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1

No shortcut

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See also

Use a screen reader to set up and use guest access in Microsoft Teams

Learning the layout of Microsoft Teams with a screen reader

Accessibility support for Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Mac helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Mac and the web app on Mac.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • A plus sign (+) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys at the same time.

  • A comma sign (,) in a shortcut means that you need to press multiple keys in order.

  • You can open a list of keyboard shortcuts in the Microsoft Teams on Mac app. Press Command+E to move the focus to the search field at the top of the screen, type /keys, and press Return. To close the list, press Esc.

In this topic

General

To do this

Mac

Web

Show keyboard shortcuts.

Command+Period (.)

Command+Period (.)

Go to Search.

Command+E

Command+E

Show commands.

Command+Slash (/)

Command+Slash (/)

Open filter.

Command+Shift+F

Command+Shift+F

Go to a specific team or channel.

Command+G

Command+Shift+G

Open apps flyout.

Command+Accent (`)

Command+Accent (`)

Start new chat.

Command+N

Option+N

Open Settings.

Command+Comma (,)

Command+Shift+Comma (,)

Open Help.

F1

Command+F1

Close.

Esc

Esc

Zoom in.

Command+Equals sign ( = )

No shortcut

Zoom out.

Command+Minus sign (-)

No shortcut

Return to default zoom.

Command+0

No shortcut

Reset zoom level.

Command+0

No shortcut

Show keyboard shortcuts

You can access the keyboard shortcuts directly from within the app in several ways. The methods below apply to both the Desktop and Web apps.

  • Press Command+Period (.).

  • Press Command+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Return.

  • Select the  Teams more icon (Settings and more) button in the upper-right corner of Microsoft Teams on Mac, and then select Keyboard shortcuts.

  • To navigate to the keyboard shortcuts with a screen reader, press the Tab key until you hear "Settings and more," and press Return. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Keyboard shortcuts," and press Return.

Top of Page

Navigation

Note: If you're using the default app bar configuration in Microsoft Teams on Mac, use the commands in the table below. If you've changed the order of your apps or added additional apps, the command depends on the app's sequential order on the app bar. For example, if you've moved Calendar to the top of the app bar, press Command+1 to open it, not Command+4. To view the keyboard shortcuts for your current configuration, press Command+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Return.

To do this

Mac

Web

Open Activity.

Command+1

Control+Shift+1

Open Chat.

Command+2

Control+Shift+2

Open Teams.

Command+3

Control+Shift+3

Open Calendar.

Command+4

Control+Shift+4

Open Calls.

Command+5

Control+Shift+5

Open Files.

Command+6

Control+Shift+6

Go to previous list item.

Left Option+Up arrow key

Left Option+Up arrow key

Go to next list item.

Left Option+Down arrow key

Left Option+Down arrow key

Move selected team up.

Command+Shift+Up arrow key

No shortcut

Move selected team down.

Command+Shift+Down arrow key

No shortcut

Open the History menu.

Command+Shift+H

No shortcut

Go to the previous section.

Command+Shift+F6

Command+Shift+F6

Go to the next section.

Command+F6

Command+F6

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Messaging

To do this

Mac

Web

Start a new conversation.

Option+Shift+C

Option+Shift+C

Go to compose box.

Option+Shift+C

Option+Shift+C

Expand compose box.

Command+Shift+X

Command+Shift+X

Send a message.

Command+Return

Command+Return

Attach a file in chat messages.

Option+Shift+O

Attach a file in channel messages.

Command+O

Command+Shift+O

Start a new line.

Shift+Return

Shift+Return

Reply to a thread.

Option+Shift+R

Option+Shift+R

Search current chat or channel messages.

Command+F

Command+F

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Meetings and calls

Note: To use the temporarily unmute shortcut, first go to Settings Privacy and make sure Keyboard shortcut to unmute is switched on.

To do this

Mac

Web

Accept video call.

Command+Shift+A

Command+Shift+A

Accept audio call.

Command+Shift+S

Command+Shift+S

Decline call.

Command+Shift+D

Command+Shift+D

Start audio call.

Command+Shift+C

Command+Shift+C

Start video call.

Command+Shift+U

Command+Shift+U

End audio call.

Command+Shift+H

No shortcut

End video call.

Command+Shift+H

No shortcut

Toggle mute.

Command+Shift+M

Command+Shift+M

Temporarily unmute.

Option+Spacebar

No shortcut

Announce raised hands (screen reader).

Command+Shift+L

Command+Shift+L

Raise or lower your hand.

Command+Shift+K

Command+Shift+K

Start screen share session.

Command+Shift+E

No shortcut

Toggle video.

Command+Shift+O

No shortcut

Toggle fullscreen.

Command+Shift+F

Command+Shift+F

Go to sharing toolbar.

Command+Shift+Space

Command+Shift+Space

Decline screen share.

Command+Shift+D

No shortcut

Accept screen share.

Command+Shift+A

No shortcut

Admit people from lobby notification.

Command+Shift+Y

No shortcut

Open the Background settings menu.

Command+Shift+P

No shortcut

Schedule a meeting.

Option+Shift+N

Option+Shift+N

Go to current time.

Option+Period (.)

Option+Period (.)

Go to previous day or week.

Control+Option+Left arrow key

Control+Option+Left arrow key

Go to next day or week.

Control+Option+Right arrow key

Control+Option+Right arrow key

View day.

Command+Option+1

Command+Option+1

View workweek.

Command+Option+2

Command+Option+2

View week.

Command+Option+3

Command+Option+3

Save or send meeting request.

Command+S

Command+S

Join from meeting details.

Option+Shift+J

Option+Shift+J

Go to suggested time.

Option+Shift+S

Option+Shift+S

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Debug

To do this

Mac

Web

Download diagnostic logs.

Command+Option+Shift+1

No shortcut

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See also

Accessibility support for Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

If you are a government, commercial, or enterprise user, please contact the enterprise Disability Answer Desk.

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