Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts

Complete list of shortcuts for efficiently using Microsoft Teams on Windows, Web, and Mac.

Microsoft Teams is a free collaboration and communication platform for audio and video calls, workplace chat, file storage, personal messaging, screen sharing, synchronizing schedules, and more.

Just like any other app, the Microsoft Teams app also provides several useful keyboard shortcuts to help you work faster and more efficiently. Keyboard shortcuts can also help users with mobility and vision impairment access Teams more easily than using a touchscreen or mouse.

In this article, we will show the complete list of keybindings for accessing Microsoft Teams app in Windows, Mac OS, and Web.

General Shortcuts for Microsoft Teams app

General shortcuts help you perform common tasks in the Teams app such as opening settings, going to search, starting a new chat, etc. In case, you are using the Teams web app on a Mac computer, use the Command key instead of the Ctrl key.

Action Windows MAC Web
Display Keybinding for Teams Ctrl+. (dot) Command+. (dot) Ctrl+. (dot)
Go to Search Ctrl+E Command+E Ctrl+E
Open Filter Ctrl+Shift+F Command+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+F
Open Settings Ctrl+,(Comma) Command+,(Comma) Ctrl+,(Comma)
View Commands Ctrl+/ Command+/ Ctrl+/
Access the Goto Ctrl+G Command+G Ctrl+Shift+G
Begin a new chat Ctrl+N Command+N Alt+N
Zoom in Ctrl+=or+ (Equals sign) Command+=(Equals sign) Ctrl+= (Equals sign)
Zoom out Ctrl+- (Minus sign) Command+-(Minus sign) Ctrl+-(Minus sign)
Reset zoom level Ctrl+0 Command+0 Ctrl+0
Open apps flyout Ctrl+`(Accent) Command+`(Accent) Ctrl+`(Accent)
Open Help F1 F1 Ctrl+F1
Download diagnostic logs Ctrl+Alt+Shift+1 Command+Option+Shift+1 No shortcut
Close Esc Esc Esc

Navigation Shortcuts for Teams

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

Meetings and Calls Shortcuts for Teams

Action Windows Mac Web
Take video call Ctrl+Shift+A Command+Shift+A Ctrl+Shift+A
Start video call Ctrl+Shift+U Command+Shift+U Ctrl+Shift+U
Take audio call Ctrl+Shift+S Command+Shift+S Ctrl+Shift+S
Start audio call Ctrl+Shift+C Command+Shift+C Ctrl+Shift+C
Reject the incoming call Ctrl+Shift+D Command+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+D
Toggle mute (ON/OFF) Ctrl+Shift+M Command+Shift+M Ctrl+Shift+M
Toggle video (ON/OFF) Ctrl+Shift+O Command+Shift+O No shortcut
Toggle fullscreen Ctrl+Shift+F Command+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+F
Toggle background blur in video call Ctrl+Shift+P Command+Shift+F Ctrl+Shift+P
Go to sharing toolbar Ctrl+Shift+Space Command+Shift+Space Ctrl+Shift+Space
Announce raised hands (screen reader) Ctrl+Shift+L Command+Shift+L Ctrl+Shift+L
Raise or lower your hand in meeting Ctrl+Shift+K Command+Shift+K Ctrl+Shift+K
Start screen share session Ctrl+Shift+E Command+Shift+E Ctrl+Shift+E
Accept screen share Ctrl+Shift+A Command+Shift+A Ctrl+Shift+A
Decline screen share Ctrl+Shift+D Command+Shift+D Ctrl+Shift+D
Schedule a meeting Alt+Shift+N Option+Shift+N Alt+Shift+N
Save/send meeting request Ctrl+S Command+S Ctrl+S
Join from meeting details Alt+Shift+J Option+Shift+J Alt+Shift+J
Admit people from lobby notification Ctrl+Shift+Y Command+Shift+Y Ctrl+Shift+Y
Go to current time Alt+.(Period) Option+.(Period) Alt+.(Period)
Go to previous day/week Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow key Command+Option+Left arrow key Ctrl+Alt+Left arrow key
Go to next day/week Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key Command+Option+Right arrow key Ctrl+Alt+Right arrow key
View day Ctrl+Alt+1 Command+Option+1 Ctrl+Alt+1
View workweek Ctrl+Alt+2 Command+Option+2 Ctrl+Alt+2
View week Ctrl+Alt+3 Command+Option+3 Ctrl+Alt+3
Turn camera off Ctrl+O Command+O Ctrl+O

Messaging Shortcuts for Teams app

action Windows Mac Web
Move Focus to Compose box C C C
Expand the compose box Ctrl+Shift+X Command+Shift+X Ctrl+Shift+X
Send message (expanded compose box) Ctrl+Enter Command+Enter Ctrl+Enter
Start a new line in the message Shift+Enter Shift+Enter Shift+Enter
Reply to thread R R R
Mark or Tag as important Ctrl+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I Ctrl+Shift+I
Attach a file Ctrl+O Command+O Ctrl+O
Add emoticons (word (word (word
Search current chat/channel messages Ctrl+F Command+F Ctrl+F
Move focus from the chat in the chat list to the best focusable message Spacebar Spacebar No shortcut
Move focus from the chat in the chat list to the compose box Enter Enter No shortcut
Move focus to the compose box from either the chat list or the right pane Alt+Shift+C Option+Shift+C No shortcut
Move focus to the chat list from the right pane or compose box EscorCtrl+L Command+L No shortcut
Go to the next focusable object Tab Tab Tab
Go to the previous focusable object Shift+Tab Shift+Tab Shift+Tab
Open context menu Shift+F10 Shift+F10 Shift+F10
Start a new chat with the selected account Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+Enter Ctrl+Enter

To add emoticons using the (word shortcut in the above table, type ( (open parenthesis) and then type a word or describe the emoticons. And Teams will show you a list of suggestions to choose from.

That’s it.