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

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

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Use Microsoft Teams with your keyboard and a screen reader such as JAWS or NVDA, to like and save messages. 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 can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • For keyboard shortcuts, go to Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams.

  • This topic assumes that you are using JAWS. To learn about JAWS for Windows, refer to JAWS for Windows Quick Start Guide.

  • This topic makes note of the NVDA functionality as well. To learn more about NVDA, go to NV Access | Get Help.

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

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Like and save a message

  1. In the message compose box, press Shift+Tab key to go to 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, and press Enter. You hear: "More options."

    Tip: If the message is in a threaded conversation, press Enter to go into the conversation. To open the replies, press the Down arrow key until you hear the number of replies, and then press Enter. You hear: "All replies expanded." To move the focus out of the threaded conversation, press Esc.

    Note: With NVDA, if the navigation with the Up and Down arrow keys does not work, press Insert+Spacebar to switch screen reader mode.

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

Find and read saved messages

  1. To open the Settings menu, press Ctrl+E, and press the Tab key once. You hear "Profile, app settings, and more." Press Enter to open the menu.

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

  3. Press Ctrl+F6 repeatedly until you hear: "Saved list." With NVDA, you hear: "List." To browse the list of saved messages, press the Down or Up arrow key. The screen reader 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

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Basic tasks using a screen reader with Microsoft Teams

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Notes: 

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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 reach the save or like 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 Command+E to go to the Search field, press the Tab key once to move to the Settings menu, and then press Return to open it.

    Tip: You can also use the Search field to quickly find your saved messages. Just type /saved into the field and press Return. The thread with the most recent saved message opens in the content pane. The focus is on the saved message.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until you reach saved messages, and press Return to select.

  3. A list of your saved messages opens in the list pane. The thread with the most recent saved message opens in the content view and VoiceOver reads the message.

  4. To go to the list of saved messages, press Esc to shift focus from the conversation in the content view and then press Shift+Tab until you hear VoiceOver read the message. The focus is now in the list pane and you can press the Down or Up arrow key to navigate the messages on the list. 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 can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • 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."

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

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

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

    • To save the message, swipe right until you hear "Save," 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," 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 can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

  • 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." 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," and double-tap the screen.

    • To save the message, swipe right until you hear "Save," 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," 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 your keyboard and a screen reader, such as JAWS or 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 can get new features faster, join the Office Insider program.

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

  • This topic makes note of the JAWS functionality as well. To learn more about JAWS for Windows, go to JAWS for Windows Quick Start Guide.

  • This topic makes note of the NVDA functionality as well. To learn more about NVDA, go to NV Access | Get Help.

  • 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 on the web, we recommend that you use Microsoft Edge as your web browser and Narrator as your screen reader. Because Microsoft Teams on the web 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 on the web.

    If you use Chrome or Firefox as your web browser, we recommend that you use JAWS or NVDA as your screen reader.

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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.

    Tip: If the message is in a threaded conversation, press Enter to go into the conversation. To open the replies, press the Down arrow key until you hear the number of replies, and then press Enter. You hear: "All replies expanded." Use the arrow keys to move between the messages in the thread until you hear the one you want. To move the focus out of the threaded conversation, press Esc.

    Note: With NVDA, if the navigation with the Up and Down arrow keys does not work, press Insert+Spacebar to switch screen reader mode.

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

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

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

    Note: With Narrator, if you do not hear "More options," press Caps Lock+Space to switch scan mode off.

    To return the focus to the message, press Esc.

Find and read saved messages

  1. To open the Settings menu, press Ctrl+E, and press the Tab key once. You hear "Profile, app settings and more." Press Enter to open the menu.

  2. Press the Down arrow key until you hear "Saved messages," 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 Ctrl+F6 until you hear: "Saved list." The screen reader 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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