Microsoft Teams Hotkeys

If you’re looking for a fast and efficient way to communicate with teams, Microsoft Teams is the perfect solution. It works as well on mobile devices as it does in your computer browser window, meaning that no matter where you are or what device you have with you at any given moment, your team will be just an email away!

Microsoft Teams also integrates seamlessly into Office 365 plans: once enrolled in those programs, notifications can be sent out through Skype for Business – all of which are linked together so important information has never been more accessible than now!

Why you should use Microsoft Teams:

  • It is free for up to 300 users (Microsoft recently increased it to 500,000 users per organization), and can be used by businesses of all shapes and sizes.
  • You can use it on your desktop as well as smartphones (no matter what type or operating system you are using).
  • The interface is very user-friendly – meaning that it’s simple enough for almost anyone to catch onto!
  • Integrates with other Microsoft programs such as Skype, Outlook, OneDrive, etc.
  • Offers a group video chat feature which should prove indispensable in some cases.
  • Supports threaded conversations so you won’t have any difficulty keeping track of the different topics being discussed in each channel at one time. This software also allows teams outside the organization to participate in a meeting.

Microsoft Teams Hotkeys


To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Show keyboard shortcutsCtrl+Period (.)Ctrl+Period (.)
Go to SearchCtrl+ECtrl+E
Show commandsCtrl+Slash (/)Ctrl+Slash (/)
Open filterCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+F
Open apps flyoutCtrl+Accent (`)Ctrl+Accent (`)
Start a new chatCtrl+NLeft Alt+N
Open SettingsCtrl+Comma (,)Ctrl+Comma (,)
Open HelpF1Ctrl+F1
Zoom inCtrl+Equals sign (=)No shortcut
Zoom outCtrl+Minus sign (-)No shortcut
Reset zoom levelCtrl+0No shortcut


To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Open ActivityCtrl+1Ctrl+Shift+1
Open ChatCtrl+2Ctrl+Shift+2
Open TeamsCtrl+3Ctrl+Shift+3
Open CalendarCtrl+4Ctrl+Shift+4
Open CallsCtrl+5Ctrl+Shift+5
Open FilesCtrl+6Ctrl+Shift+6
Go to previous list itemLeft Alt+Up arrow keyLeft Alt+Up arrow key
Go to next list itemLeft Alt+Down arrow keyLeft Alt+Down arrow key
Move selected team upCtrl+Shift+Up arrow keyNo shortcut
Move selected team downCtrl+Shift+Down arrow keyNo shortcut
Open the History menuCtrl+Shift+HNo shortcut
Go to previous sectionCtrl+Shift+F6Ctrl+Shift+F6
Go to next sectionCtrl+F6Ctrl+F6


To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Start a new conversationAlt+Shift+CAlt+Shift+C
Go to compose boxAlt+Shift+CAlt+Shift+C
Expand compose boxCtrl+Shift+XCtrl+Shift+X
Send (expanded compose box)Ctrl+EnterCtrl+Enter
Attach fileCtrl+OCtrl+Shift+O
Start new lineShift+EnterShift+Enter
Reply to a threadAlt+Shift+RAlt+Shift+R
Mark as importantCtrl+Shift+ICtrl+Shift+I
Search current Chat/Channel messagesCtrl+FCtrl+F

Meetings and Calls

To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Accept video callCtrl+Shift+ACtrl+Shift+A
Accept audio callCtrl+Shift+SCtrl+Shift+S
Decline callCtrl+Shift+DCtrl+Shift+D
Start audio callCtrl+Shift+CCtrl+Shift+C
Start video callCtrl+Shift+UCtrl+Shift+U
Toggle muteCtrl+Shift+MCtrl+Shift+M
Announce raised hands (screen reader)Ctrl+Shift+LCtrl+Shift+L
Raise or lower your handCtrl+Shift+KCtrl+Shift+K
Start screen share sessionCtrl+Shift+ENo shortcut
Toggle videoCtrl+Shift+ONo shortcut
Filter current listCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+F
Go to sharing toolbarCtrl+Shift+SpaceCtrl+Shift+Space
Decline screen shareCtrl+Shift+DNo shortcut
Accept screen shareCtrl+Shift+ANo shortcut
Admit people from lobby notificationCtrl+Shift+YNo shortcut
Toggle background blurCtrl+Shift+PNo shortcut
Schedule a meetingAlt+Shift+NAlt+Shift+N
Go to current timeAlt+Period (.)Alt+Period (.)
Go to previous day/weekCtrl+Alt+Left arrow keyCtrl+Alt+Left arrow key
Go to next day/weekCtrl+Alt+Right arrow keyCtrl+Alt+Right arrow key
View dayCtrl+Alt+1Ctrl+Alt+1
View workweekCtrl+Alt+2Ctrl+Alt+2
View weekCtrl+Alt+3Ctrl+Alt+3
Save/send meeting requestCtrl+SCtrl+S
Join from meeting detailsAlt+Shift+JAlt+Shift+J
Go to suggested timeAlt+Shift+SAlt+Shift+S

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