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Use a screen reader to like and save messages in Microsoft Teams

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Use Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to like and save messages in Microsoft Teams. Learn how to find and listen to the saved messages.

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Like and save a message

  1. In a conversation, press the Tab key until you hear the last message in the conversation.

    Tip: If the message is in a threaded conversation, press Enter to go into the conversation, and then press Enter again to go into the message.

  2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the message you want to like or save, and press Enter. You hear: "More options."

  3. Press the Right arrow key until you hear "Save this message, button," or "Like this message, button," and press Enter to select.

Find and read saved messages

  1. To open the Settings menu, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab repeatedly until you hear "Profile, app settings, and more," and press Enter.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until VoiceOver announces "Saved messages," and press Enter to select. A list of your saved messages opens with the latest one at the top.

  3. Press Shift+Tab repeatedly until VoiceOver announces a saved message. To browse the list of saved messages, press the Down or Up arrow key. VoiceOver reads the messages as you land on them.

See also

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Like and save a message

  1. Go to the message you want to like or save, and press Return. You hear: "More options."

    Tip: If the message is in a threaded conversation, press Return to go into the conversation, and then press Return again to go into the message.

  2. Press the Right arrow key until you hear "Save this message, toggle button," or "Like this message, toggle button," and press Return to select.

  3. To move the focus back to the message or the conversation, press Esc.

Find and read saved messages

  1. To open the Settings menu, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab repeatedly until you hear "Profile, app settings, and more," and press Return.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until VoiceOver announces "Saved messages," and press Return to select. A list of your saved messages opens with the latest one at the top.

  3. Press Shift+Tab repeatedly until VoiceOver announces a saved message. To browse the list of saved messages, press the Down or Up arrow key. VoiceOver reads the messages as you land on them.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to search for a conversation, person, or file in Microsoft Teams

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use VoiceOver, the built-in iOS screen reader, to like and save messages in Microsoft Teams. Learn how to find and listen to the saved messages.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you could get new features faster, visit When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in iOS screen reader, VoiceOver. To learn more about using VoiceOver, visit Apple accessibility.

  • This topic assumes that you are using an iPhone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for an iPad.

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Like and save a message

  1. To like or save a message in a threaded conversation, swipe right or left until you hear the message you want.

    Note: While you browse between the messages you will also hear "Profile photo for <team member>" and "Message options, button."

  2. When on the message you want, swipe right. You hear: "Message options, button." Double-tap the screen to select.

  3. The message options menu opens and you hear: "Alert, Like button." Do one of the following:

    • To like the message, double-tap the screen.

    • To save the message, swipe right until you hear "Save button," and double-tap the screen.

  4. The menu closes, and the focus moves back to the conversation.

Find and read saved messages

  1. In Microsoft Teams, swipe left or right until you hear "More menu, button," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Saved," and double-tap the screen. A list of your saved messages opens with the latest one at the top of the list.

  3. To navigate down on the list of saved messages, swipe right. VoiceOver announces the saved messages as you move.

  4. To open the conversation that includes the saved message, when on the message, double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to search for a conversation, person, or file in Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use TalkBack, the built-in Android screen reader, to like and save messages in Microsoft Teams. Learn how to find and listen to the saved messages.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you could get new features faster, visit When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Android screen reader, TalkBack. To learn more about using TalkBack, go to Android accessibility.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with an Android phone. Some navigation and gestures might be different for an Android tablet.

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Like or save a message

  1. In a channel or Conversation, to like or save a message, swipe right or left until you hear the message you want.

  2. When on the message you want, to go to the message options, swipe right. You hear: "More options, button." Double-tap to select.

  3. The message options menu opens. Do one of the following:

    • To like the message, swipe right until you hear "Like button," and double-tap the screen.

    • To save the message, swipe right until you hear "Save button," and double-tap the screen.

  4. The menu closes, and the focus moves back to the channel or Conversation.

Find and read saved messages

  1. In Microsoft Teams, swipe right or left until you hear "Open hamburger menu, button," and double-tap the screen.

  2. Swipe right until you hear "Saved. In list, 2 items," and double-tap the screen. A list of your saved messages opens with the latest one at the top. You hear: "Saved."

  3. To navigate the saved messages, swipe right. TalkBack announces the saved messages as you move.

  4. To open the conversation containing the saved message, browse to the message and double-tap the screen.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to search for a conversation, person, or file in Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Set up your device to work with accessibility in Office 365

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to like and save messages in Microsoft Teams. Learn how to find and listen to the saved messages.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you could get new features faster, visit When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Get started with Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

In this topic

Like or save a message

  1. In a conversation, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab repeatedly until you hear the last message in the conversation.

  2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the message you want to like or save. If you want to save or like a message in a threaded conversation, press Enter to go into the thread and then use the arrow keys to move between the messages in the thread until you hear the one you want.

  3. Press Enter. You hear: "Message from <the sender's name>" and the message contents. Press Enter. You hear: "More options."

    • To save the message, press the Right arrow key until you hear "Off, save this message, button," and press Enter.

    • To like the message, press the Right arrow key until you hear "Off, like this message, button," and press Enter.

Find and read saved messages

  1. To open the Settings menu, press the Tab key repeatedly until you hear "Profile, app settings and more, button," and press Enter.

  2. Press the Down arrow key repeatedly until you hear "Saved messages, browse the list of your saved messages, menu item," and then press Enter. A list of your saved messages opens with the latest message at the top.

  3. To browse to the list of saved messages, press Shift+Tab until you reach the first saved message. Narrator reads the message content and details. To move down on the list, press the Down arrow key.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to search for a conversation, person, or file in Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Use Narrator, the built-in Windows screen reader, to like and save messages in Microsoft Teams. Learn how to find and listen to the saved messages.

Notes: 

  • New Office 365 features are released gradually to Office 365 subscribers, so your app might not have these features yet. To learn how you could get new features faster, visit When do I get the newest features in Office 2016 for Office 365?.

  • This topic assumes that you are using the built-in Windows screen reader, Narrator. To learn more about using Narrator, go to Get started with Narrator.

  • This topic assumes you are using this app with a PC. Some navigation and gestures might be different for a Windows phone or tablet.

  • When you use Microsoft Teams Online, we recommend that you use Edge as your web browser. Because Microsoft Teams Online runs in your web browser, the keyboard shortcuts are different from those in the desktop program. For example, you’ll use Ctrl+F6 instead of F6 for jumping in and out of the commands. Also, common shortcuts like F1 (Help) and Ctrl+O (Open) apply to the web browser – not Microsoft Teams Online.

In this topic

Like and save a message

  1. In a conversation, press the Tab key or Shift+Tab until you hear the last message in the conversation.

  2. Press the Up or Down arrow key until you hear the message you want to like or save. If you want to save or like a message in a threaded conversation, press Enter to go into the thread and then use the arrow keys to move between the messages in the thread until you hear the one you want.

  3. Press Enter. You hear: "More options." Do one of the following:

    • To save the message, press the Right arrow key. You hear: "Off, save this message, button." Press Enter.

    • To like the message, press the Right arrow key until you hear: "Off, like this message, button." Press Enter.

Find and read saved messages

  1. To open the Settings menu, press the Tab key repeatedly until you hear "Profile, app settings and more," and press Enter.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Saved, menu item," and press Enter. A list of your saved messages opens, showing the latest message at the top.

  3. To browse to the list of saved messages, press Shift+Tab until you reach the first saved message. Narrator reads the message content and details. To move down on the list, press the Down arrow key.

See also

Use a screen reader to chat in Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to search for a conversation, person, or file in Microsoft Teams

Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

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