Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams for your personal life

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams for your personal life on Windows 11 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.

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

Press

Show keyboard shortcuts

Ctrl+Period (.)

Go to Search

Ctrl+E

Open filter

Ctrl+Shift+F

Start a new chat

Ctrl+N

Open Settings

Ctrl+Comma (,)

Zoom in

Ctrl+Equals sign ( = )

Zoom out

Ctrl+Minus sign (-)

Reset zoom level

Ctrl+0

Navigation

To do this

Press

Open Activity

Ctrl+1

Open Chat

Ctrl+2

Open Calendar

Ctrl+3

Messaging

To do this

Press

Expand compose box

Ctrl+Shift+X

Send (expanded compose box)

Ctrl+Enter

Start new line

Shift+Enter

Mark as important

Ctrl+Shift+I

Search current chat/channel messages

Ctrl+F

Bring focus from the chat in the chat list to the best focusable message

Spacebar

Bring focus from the chat in the chat list to the compose box

Enter

Bring focus to the compose box from either the chat list or the right pane

Alt+Shift+C

Bring focus to the chat list from the right pane or compose box

Esc or Ctrl+L

Move to the next focusable object

The Tab key

Move to the previous focusable object

Shift+Tab

Open context menu

Shift+F10

Pop out a new chat

Ctrl+Enter

Keyboard navigation in lists and messages

  1. Navigate between list items in the left pane, such as the Activity feed, with the Up and Down arrow keys.

  2. To bring the focus to the compose box at the end of the currently active thread, press Enter.

  3. To navigate in a thread, press Shift+Tab to move the focus to the messages in the thread, and then use the Up and Down arrow keys. You can react to messages by pressing Enter, pressing the arrow keys to find the reaction you want, and pressing Enter to select it.

    You can also return to the compose box by pressing the Tab key or to the last message in the thread by pressing Spacebar.

  4. To return to the list from a message or the compose box, press Ctrl+L.

Meetings and calls

To do this

Press

Accept video call

Ctrl+Shift+A

Accept audio call

Ctrl+Shift+S

Decline call

Ctrl+Shift+D

Start video call

Ctrl+Shift+U

Toggle mute

Ctrl+Shift+M

Announce raised hands (screen reader)

Ctrl+Shift+L

Raise or lower your hand

Ctrl+Shift+K

Start screen share session

Ctrl+Shift+E

Toggle video

Ctrl+Shift+O

Go to sharing toolbar

Ctrl+Shift+Spacebar

Decline screen share

Ctrl+Shift+D

Accept screen share

Ctrl+Shift+A

Admit people from lobby notification

Ctrl+Shift+Y

Toggle background blur

Ctrl+Shift+P

Schedule a meeting

Alt+Shift+N

Go to current time

Alt+Period (.)

Go to previous day/week

Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow key

Go to next day/week

Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key

View day

Ctrl+Alt+1

View workweek

Ctrl+Alt+2

View week

Ctrl+Alt+3

Save/send meeting request

Ctrl+S

Join from meeting details

Alt+Shift+J

Turn camera off

Ctrl+O

Debug

To do this

Press

Download diagnostic logs

Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1

See also

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

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