Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

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.

  • If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

  • 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 (/)

Goto

Ctrl+G

Ctrl+Shift+G

Start a new chat

Ctrl+N

Left Alt+N

Open Settings

Ctrl+Comma (,)

Ctrl+Comma (,)

Open Help

F1

Ctrl+F1

Close

Esc

Esc

Zoom in

Ctrl+Equals sign (=)

No shortcut

Zoom out

Ctrl+Minus sign (-)

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 profile button with your initials in the top-right corner, and then select Keyboard shortcuts.

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

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, 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 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

Go to previous section

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Ctrl+Shift+F6

Go to next section

Ctrl+F6

Ctrl+F6

Messaging

To do this

In the Desktop app, press

In the Web app, press

Go to compose box

Alt+Shift+C

Alt+Shift+C

Expand compose box

Ctrl+Shift+X

Ctrl+Shift+X

Send (expanded compose box)

Ctrl+Enter

Ctrl+Enter

Attach file

Ctrl+O

Ctrl+Shift+O

Start new line

Shift+Enter

Shift+Enter

Reply to thread

Alt+Shift+R

Alt+Shift+R

Mark as important

Ctrl+Shift+I

Ctrl+Shift+I

Meetings and Calls

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

Toggle mute

Ctrl+Shift+M

Ctrl+Shift+M

Toggle video

Ctrl+Shift+O

No shortcut

Filter current list

Ctrl+Shift+F

Ctrl+Shift+F

Go to sharing toolbar

Ctrl+Shift+Space

Ctrl+Shift+Space

See also

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

This topic lists the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams 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.

  • If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

  • 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 (/)

Goto

Command+G

Command+Shift+G

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

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 profile button with your initials in the top-right corner, and then select Keyboard shortcuts.

  • To navigate to the keyboard shortcuts with a screen reader, press the Tab key until you hear "Profile, app settings, and more," and press Return. Press the Control+Option+Down arrow key until you hear "Keyboard shortcuts," and press Return.

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, 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 do this

Mac

Web

Open Activity

Command+1

Command+Shift+1

Open Chat

Command+2

Command+Shift+2

Open Teams

Command+3

Command+Shift+3

Open Calendar

Command+4

Command+Shift+4

Open Calls

Command+5

Command+Shift+5

Open Files

Command+6

Command+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

Go to the previous section

Command+Shift+F6

Command+Shift+F6

Go to the next section

Command+F6

Command+F6

Messaging

To do this

Mac

Web

Go to compose box

Option+Shift+C

Option+Shift+C

Expand compose box

Command+Shift+X

Command+Shift+X

Send (expanded compose box)

Command+Enter

Command+Enter

Attach a file

Command+O

Command+Shift+O

Start a new line

Shift+Enter

Shift+Enter

Reply to thread

Option+Shift+R

Option+Shift+R

Meetings and Calls

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

Toggle mute

Command+Shift+M

Command+Shift+M

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

See also

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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