Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts for Windows, Web, and Mac

Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

List of all keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams

A lot of organizations are moving to collaboration tools for working, leaving mails behind. Microsoft Teams is one such collaboration tool that many organizations are adopting. But when getting started, it can be a little hard to master a new application. And efficiency takes the back-burner. And when you are working, efficiency means everything, and you cannot afford to lose it.

A trusted way to increase productivity when using apps on a computer is using the Keyboard shortcuts. Many users vouch that the keyboard shortcuts are much more efficient than using the mouse for the same tasks.

Learn these keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams to increase productivity whether you are a newbie, or an old-timer looking to become a pro.

General Shortcuts

Windows Web Mac
Show keyboard shortcuts Ctrl + Period (.) Ctrl + Period (.) Command + Period (.)
Go to Search Ctrl + E Ctrl + E Command + E
Show commands Ctrl + Slash (/) Ctrl + Slash (/) Command + Slash (/)
Goto Ctrl + G Ctrl + Shift + G Command + G
Start new chat Ctrl + N Left Alt + N Command + N
Open Settings Ctrl + Comma (,) Ctrl + Comma (,) Command + Comma (,)
Open Help F1 Ctrl + F1 F1
Close Esc Esc Esc
Zoom in Ctrl + Equals sign (=) No shortcut Command + Equals sign (=)
Zoom out Ctrl + Minus sign (-) No shortcut Command + Minus sign (-)
Return to default zoom Ctrl + 0 No shortcut Command + 0

Note: If you’re using Teams Web on a Mac device, use Command key instead of Ctrl to execute the keyboard shortcuts on the web app.


Navigation Shortcuts

Windows Web Mac
Open Activity Ctrl + 1 Ctrl + Shift + 1 Command + 1
Open Chat Ctrl + 2 Ctrl + Shift + 2 Command + 2
Open Teams Ctrl + 3 Ctrl + Shift + 3 Command + 3
Open Calendar Ctrl + 4 Ctrl + Shift + 4 Command + 4
Open Calls Ctrl + 5 Ctrl + Shift + 5 Command + 5
Open Files Ctrl + 6 Ctrl + Shift + 6 Command + 6
Go to previous list item Left Alt + Up arrow key Left Alt + Up arrow key Left Option + Up arrow key
Go to next list item Left Alt + Down arrow key Left Alt + Down arrow key Left Option + Down arrow key
Move selected team up Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow key No shortcut Command + Shift + Up arrow key
Move selected team down Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow key No shortcut Command + Shift + Down arrow key
Go to previous section Ctrl + Shift + F6 Ctrl + Shift + F6 Command + Shift + F6
Go to next section Ctrl + F6 Ctrl + F6 Command + F6

Messaging Shortcuts

Windows Web Mac
Go to compose box C C C
Expand compose box Ctrl + Shift + X Ctrl + Shift + X Command + Shift + X
Send (expanded compose box) Ctrl + Enter Ctrl + Enter Command + Enter
Attach file Ctrl + O Ctrl + Shift + O Command + O
Start new line Shift + Enter Shift + Enter Shift + Enter
Reply to thread R R R
Mark as important Ctrl + Shift + I Ctrl + Shift + I

Meetings and Calls Shortcuts

Windows Web Mac
Accept video call Ctrl + Shift + A Ctrl + Shift + A Command + Shift + A
Accept audio call Ctrl + Shift + S Ctrl + Shift + S Command + Shift + S
Decline call Ctrl + Shift + D Ctrl + Shift + D Command + Shift + D
Start audio call Ctrl + Shift + C Ctrl + Shift + C Command + Shift + C
Start video call Ctrl + Shift + U Ctrl + Shift + U Command + Shift + U
Toggle mute Ctrl + Shift + M Ctrl + Shift + M Command + Shift + M
Toggle video Ctrl + Shift + O No shortcut Command + Shift + O
Toggle fullscreen Ctrl + Shift + F Ctrl + Shift + F Command + Shift + F
Go to sharing toolbar Ctrl + Shift + Space Ctrl + Shift + Space Command + Shift + Space

Conclusion

There are a lot of keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams, whether you are using the desktop app or the web app, shortcuts help you in your quest to increase productivity. Keep these handy and start practising a few and you will become a pro in no time.