Use commands in Teams

Commands are shortcuts for performing common tasks in Teams: update your status, go to a specific channel, show your recent files and saved messages, and more.

Scroll down to see a list of available commands, learn how to find out when new commands are available, and how to create your own commands.

To use a command, type / in the command box at the top of Teams. You'll see a menu of all the commands we currently support. Select the command you want, press Enter, and Teams takes care of the rest.

Tip: You can also press Alt+K (Windows) or Option+K (Mac) to open the command list.

Command box with default commands

Commands are available for everyone using Teams, but if a certain command isn't working for you, it could be because your organization has disabled a feature central to the command. For example, if chat is disabled for your organization, chat-based commands won't work.

Available commands


What it does


See someone's activity.


Set your status to available.


Set your status to away.


Set your status to busy.


Call someone.


Set your status to do not disturb.


See your recent files.


Go right to a team or channel.


Get help with Teams by starting a chat with T-Bot.


Join a team.


See keyboard shortcuts.


See all your @mentions.


See someone's org chart.


See your saved messages.


See all your unread activity.


See what's new in Teams.


Ask Who a question about someone.

Find out when new commands are available

We're updating our command library all the time, so keep checking the menu in the command box to see what's new. (Just type /.)

Create your own commands

As of right now, you can't create your own commands, but if you get in touch via our user feedback page, we might just build one for you. Click Feedback Feedback button at the bottom left of Teams to suggest a command.

Currently, commands are only available in the desktop or web app.

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