Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows.

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+Shift+A

Decline a call

Ctrl+Shift+D

Start an audio call

Ctrl+Shift+C

Start a video call

Ctrl+Shift+U

Mute or unmute audio

Ctrl+Shift+M

Turn video on or off

Ctrl+Shift+O

Switch to or exit full screen mode

Ctrl+Shift+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

Technical support for customers with disabilities

Microsoft wants to provide the best possible experience for all our customers. If you have a disability or questions related to accessibility, please contact the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk for technical assistance. The Disability Answer Desk support team is trained in using many popular assistive technologies and can offer assistance in English, Spanish, French, and American Sign Language. Please go to the Microsoft Disability Answer Desk site to find out the contact details for your region.

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