All Useful Microsoft Teams Shortcuts

In the wake of the pandemic, a lot of organizations are starting to work from home. Microsoft Teams is one of the best communication tools available with Microsoft Office 365 for team communications, and it’s always easy to use such applications when you are aware of the useful shortcuts. 

Best Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

General

  • Show keyboard shortcuts: [Ctrl] + .
  • Go to Search: [Ctrl] + E
  • Show commands: [Ctrl]+ /
  • Open filter: [Ctrl]+ Shift + F
  • Go to: [Ctrl] + G
  • Open apps flyout: [Ctrl] + `
  • Start new chat: [Ctrl] + N
  • Open Settings: [Ctrl] + ,
  • Open Help: F1
  • Close: ESC
  • Zoom in: [Ctrl] + =
  • Zoom out: [Ctrl] + –
  • Reset zoom level: [Ctrl] + 0

Navigation

  • Open Activity: [Ctrl] + 1
  • Open Chat: [Ctrl] + 2
  • Open Teams: [Ctrl] + 3
  • Open Calendar: [Ctrl] + 4
  • Open Calls: [Ctrl] + 5
  • Open Files: [Ctrl] + 6
  • Go to previous list item: [Alt] + ↑
  • Go to next list item: [Alt] + ↓
  • Move selected team up: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + ↑
  • Move selected team down: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + ↓
  • Go to previous section: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + F6
  • Go to next section: [Ctrl] + F6

Messaging

  • Go to compose box: [Alt] + [Shift] + C
  • Reply to thread: [Alt] + [Shift] + R
  • Expand compose box: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + X
  • Send (expanded compose box): [Ctrl] + Enter
  • Attach file: [Ctrl] + O
  • Start new line: [Shift] + Enter
  • Search current Chat/Channel messages: [Ctrl] + F

Meetings, Calls, and Calendar 

  • Accept video call: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + A
  • Accept audio call: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + S
  • Decline call: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + D
  • Start audio call: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + C
  • Start video call: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + U
  • Toggle mute: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + M
  • Start screen share session: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + E
  • Toggle video: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + O
  • Go to sharing toolbar: [Ctrl] + [Shift] + Space
  • 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] + .
  • Go to previous day/week: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + ←
  • Go to next day/week: [Ctrl] + [Alt] + →
  • 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
  • Go to suggested time: [Alt] + [Shift] + S

Stay tuned for more tips & tricks.

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