Navigate conversations with the keyboard in Teams

Since conversations in channels are grouped into threads, there are a couple extra shortcuts you can use to navigate in-channel messages.

  • Use your Tab key to go to the conversation list, then use the Up and Down arrows to move from one conversation to the next.

  • Press Enter to select a conversation, and then use the Up and Down arrows again to read a message or reply to the conversation thread.

  • Press Enter to select a message, then use the Tab key to access different actions (like saving or liking a message, or to follow a link).

  • Wanna bail? Just use your Esc key to return to navigating your conversations.

These same commands work in private or one-on-one chats as well. Just remember that those conversations are simply one big thread, so they’ll look different than your channel conversations.

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