Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts Cheatsheet

Microsoft Teams is a collaborative platform that facilitates communication and collaboration within teams, companies, and organizations. It is part of the Microsoft 365 suite (formerly Office 365) and offers a range of features and tools to enhance remote work, online meetings, and teamwork.

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Many organizations that use Microsoft Teams utilize it for its instant messaging and video conferencing capabilities. Since it’s also highly compatible with other Microsoft applications, it’s a great tool for companies that use Word, Excel, and other productivity tools.

Whether you’re using the app as an individual or an organization, this cheatsheet of Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts will make it easier to utilize all its essential functions.

Windows macOS Web Function
General Shortcuts  
Ctrl + Period (.) Cmnd + Period (.) Ctrl + Period (.) Show keyboard shortcuts.
Ctrl+E Cmnd + E Ctrl+Alt+E Go to Search.
Ctrl + Slash (/) Cmnd + Slash (/) Ctrl + Slash (/) Show commands.
Ctrl + Shift + F Cmnd + Shift + F Ctrl + Shift + F Open filter.
Ctrl + G Cmnd + G Ctrl + Shift + G Go to a specific team or channel.
Ctrl + Accent (`) Ctrl + Accent (`) Open apps flyout.
Ctrl + N Cmnd + N Left Alt + N Start a new chat.
Ctrl + Comma (,) Cmnd + Comma (,) Ctrl + Shift + Comma (,) Open Settings.
F1 F1 Ctrl+F1 Open Help.
Esc Esc Esc Close.
Ctrl + Equals sign ( = ) Cmnd + Equals sign ( = ) Zoom in.
Ctrl + Minus sign (-) Cmnd + Minus sign (-) Zoom out.
Ctrl + 0 Reset the zoom level. Reset zoom level.
Navigation 
Ctrl + 1 Cmnd + 1 Ctrl + Shift + 1 Open Activity.
Ctrl + 2 Cmnd + 2 Go to the previous list item. Open Chat.
Ctrl + 3 Cmnd + 3 Ctrl + Shift + 3 Open Teams.
Ctrl + 4 Cmnd + 4 Ctrl + Shift + 4 Open Calendar.
Ctrl + 5 Cmnd + 5 Ctrl + Shift + 5 Open Calls.
Ctrl + 6 Cmnd + 6 Ctrl + Shift + 6 Open Files.
Left Alt + Up arrow key Left Opt + Up arrow key Left Alt + Up arrow key Go to the next list item.
Left Alt+Down arrow key Left Opt + Down arrow key Left Alt+Down arrow key Move the selected team up.
Ctrl + Shift + Up arrow key Cmnd + Shift + Up arrow key Move selected team up.
Ctrl + Shift + Down arrow key Cmnd + Shift + Down arrow key Move the selected team down.
Ctrl + Shift + H Cmnd + Shift + H Open the History menu.
Ctrl + Shift + F6 Cmnd + Shift + F6 Ctrl + Shift + F6 Go to the previous section.
Ctrl + F6 Cmnd + F6 Ctrl + F6 Go to next section.
Messaging
Ctrl + N Opt + Shift + C Alt + N Start a new conversation.
Alt + Shift + C Opt + Shift + C Alt + Shift + C Go to compose box.
Ctrl + Shift + X Cmnd + Shift + X Ctrl + Shift + X Expand compose box.
Ctrl + Enter Cmnd + Return Ctrl + Enter Send a message.
Shift + Enter Shift + Return Shift + Enter Start a new line.
Alt + Shift + R Opt + Shift + R Alt + Shift + R Reply to a thread.
Ctrl + Shift + I Ctrl + Shift + I Mark a message as important.
Ctrl+F Cmnd + F Ctrl+F Search current chat or channel messages.
Meetings & Calls
Ctrl + Shift + A Cmnd + Shift + A Ctrl + Shift + A Accept video call.
Ctrl + Shift + S Cmnd + Shift + S Ctrl + Shift + S Accept audio call.
Ctrl + Shift + D Cmnd + Shift + D Ctrl + Shift + D Decline call.
Ctrl + Shift + C Cmnd + Shift + C Ctrl + Shift + C Start audio call.
Ctrl + Shift + U Cmnd + Shift + U Start a video call. Start video call.
Ctrl + Shift + H Cmnd + Shift + H End audio call.
Ctrl + Shift + H Cmnd + Shift + H End video call.
Ctrl + Shift + M Cmnd + Shift + M Ctrl + Shift + M Toggle mute.
Ctrl + Spacebar Opt + Spacebar Ctrl + Spacebar Temporarily unmute.
Ctrl + Shift + L Cmnd + Shift + L Ctrl + Shift + L Announce raised hands (screen reader).
Ctrl + Shift + K Cmnd + Shift + K Ctrl + Shift + K Raise or lower your hand.
Ctrl + Shift + E Cmnd + Shift + E Ctrl + Shift + E Start screen share session.
Ctrl + Shift + O Cmnd + Shift + O Toggle video.
Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T Ctrl + Alt + Shift + T High motion screen share.
Ctrl + Shift + F Ctrl + Shift + F Filter current list.
Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar Cmnd + Shift + Spacebar Ctrl + Shift + Spacebar Go to sharing toolbar.
Ctrl + Shift + D Cmnd + Shift + D Decline screen share.
Ctrl + Shift + A Cmnd + Shift + A Accept screen share.
Ctrl + Shift + Y Cmnd + Shift + Y Admit people from lobby notification.
Ctrl + Shift + P Cmnd + Shift + P Open the Background settings menu.
Alt + Shift + N Opt + Shift + N Alt + Shift + N Schedule a meeting.
Alt + Period (.) Opt + Period (.) Alt + Period (.) Go to the current time.
Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow key Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow key Ctrl + Alt + Left arrow key Go to previous day or week.
Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow key Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow key Ctrl + Alt + Right arrow key Go to next day or week.
Ctrl + Alt + 1 Cmnd + Opt + 1 Ctrl + Alt + 1 View day.
Ctrl + Alt + 2 Cmnd + Opt + 2 Ctrl + Alt + 2 View workweek.
Ctrl + Alt + 3 Cmnd + Opt + 3 Ctrl + Alt + 3 View week.
Ctrl + S Cmnd + S Ctrl + S Save or send meeting requests.
Alt + Shift + J Opt + Shift + J Alt + Shift + J Join from meeting details.
Alt + Shift + S Opt + Shift + S Alt + Shift + S Go to suggested time.

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