Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

This topic lists the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams.

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 (,).

In this topic

General shortcuts

To do this

Press

Show keyboard shortcuts

Alt+/

Go to Search

Alt+E

Start a new chat

Alt+N

Open Help

Alt+H

Open Settings

Alt+G

Go to the next section

Ctrl+F6

Go to the previous section

Shift+Ctrl+F6

Close a dialog or move the focus back

Esc

Navigation shortcuts

To do this

Press

Open Activity

Alt+1

Open Chat

Alt+2

Open Teams

Alt+3

Open Meetings

Alt+4

Open Files

Alt+5

Go to the previous list item

Alt+Up arrow key

Go to the next list item

Alt+Down arrow key

Go to the previous tab

Alt+Left arrow key

Go to the next tab

Alt+Right arrow key

Messaging shortcuts

To do this

Press

Move the focus to the compose box

C

Expand the compose box

Alt+X

Send a message when the compose box is expanded

Ctrl+Enter

Open the emoji menu

Alt+Q

Attach a file

Alt+A

Start a new line

Shift+Enter

Calling shortcuts

To do this

Press

Accept a call

Ctrl+Alt+A

Decline a call

Ctrl+Alt+D

Start an audio call

Ctrl+Alt+C

Start a video call

Ctrl+Alt+V

Mute or unmute audio

Ctrl+Alt+M

Turn video on or off

Ctrl+Alt+O

Switch to or exit full screen mode

Ctrl+Alt+F

See also

Learn how to navigate Microsoft Teams using accessible features

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 (,).

In this topic

General shortcuts

To do this

Press

Show keyboard shortcuts

Option+/

Go to Search

Option+E

Start a new chat

Option+N

Open Help

Option+H

Open Settings

Option+G

Go to the next section

Command+F6

Go to the previous section

Shift+Command+F6

Close a dialog or move the focus back

Esc

Navigation shortcuts

To do this

Press

Open Activity

Option+1

Open Chat

Option+2

Open Teams

Option+3

Open Meetings

Option+4

Open Files

Option+5

Go to the previous list item

Option+Up arrow key

Go to the next list item

Option+Down arrow key

Go to the previous tab

Option+Left arrow key

Go to the next tab

Option+Right arrow key

Messaging shortcuts

To do this

Press

Move the focus to the compose box

C

Expand the compose box

Option+X

Send a message when the compose box is expanded

Command+Enter

Open the emoji menu

Option+Q

Attach a file

Option+A

Start a new line

Shift+Enter

Calling shortcuts

To do this

Press

Accept a call

Command+Option+A

Decline a call

Command+Option+D

Start an audio call

Command+Option+C

Start a video call

Command+Option+V

Mute or unmute audio

Command+Option+M

Turn video on or off

Command+Option+O

Switch to or exit full screen mode

Command+Option+F

See also

Learn how to navigate Microsoft Teams using accessible features

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