Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

As Microsoft’s Office 365 grows ever larger and with the planned retirement of Skype for Business looming in July 2021, fueling numbers further, companies are turning to Microsoft Teams for their business communication needs in ever-increasing numbers. What they are finding, however, is an incredibly feature-rich platform capable of unifying all their communication and collaboration needs.

Today, we list some of the most useful keyboard shortcuts for Windows desktop app and web users of Microsoft Teams.


Shortcut In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Show keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Period (.) Ctrl+Period (.)
Go to Search Ctrl+E Ctrl+E
Show commands Ctrl+Slash (/) Ctrl+Slash (/)
Goto Ctrl+G Ctrl+Shift+G
Start a new chat Ctrl+N Left Alt+N
Open Settings Ctrl+Comma (,) Ctrl+Comma (,)
Open Help F1 Ctrl+F1
Close Esc Esc
Zoom in Ctrl+Equals sign (=) No shortcut
Zoom out Ctrl+Minus sign (-) No shortcut



Shortcut In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Open Activity Ctrl+1 Ctrl+Shift+1
Open Chat Ctrl+2 Ctrl+Shift+2
Open Teams Ctrl+3 Ctrl+Shift+3
Open Calendar Ctrl+4 Ctrl+Shift+4
Open Calls Ctrl+5 Ctrl+Shift+5
Open Files Ctrl+6 Ctrl+Shift+6
Go to previous list item Left Alt+Up arrow key Left Alt+Up arrow key
Go to next list item Left Alt+Down arrow key Left Alt+Down arrow key
Move selected team up Ctrl+Shift+Up arrow key No shortcut
Move selected team down Ctrl+Shift+Down arrow key No shortcut
Go to previous section Ctrl+Shift+F6 Ctrl+Shift+F6
Go to next section Ctrl+F6 Ctrl+F6


Calls and Messaging

Shortcut In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Accept video call Ctrl+Shift+A Ctrl+Shift+A
Accept audio call Ctrl+Shift+S Ctrl+Shift+S
Decline call Ctrl+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+D
Start audio call Ctrl+Shift+C Ctrl+Shift+C
Start video call Ctrl+Shift+U Ctrl+Shift+U
Toggle mute Ctrl+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+M
Toggle video Ctrl+Shift+O No shortcut
Toggle fullscreen Ctrl+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+F
Go to sharing toolbar Ctrl+Shift+Space Ctrl+Shift+Space



Shortcut In the Desktop app, press In the Web app, press
Go to compose box C C
Expand compose box Ctrl+Shift+X Ctrl+Shift+X
Send (expanded compose box) Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+Enter
Attach file Ctrl+O Ctrl+Shift+O
Start new line Shift+Enter Shift+Enter
Reply to thread R R
Mark as important Ctrl+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I


Microsoft’s Office support portal also has the Apple keyboard shortcuts for those using Mac devices.

Every attempt has been made to ensure this guide is as accurate as possible, but please comment below or contact me if you find any errors. Please have a read of our disclaimer before proceeding any further.

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