Many users find that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows helps them work more efficiently. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and are an essential alternative to using a mouse. This article itemizes the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows or the web app using a PC keyboard.

Notes: 

  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts might not correspond exactly to the keys on a US keyboard.

  • If a shortcut requires pressing two or more keys at the same time, this topic separates the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key immediately after another, the keys are separated by a comma (,).

  • You can easily access the keyboard shortcuts list from within Microsoft Teams. Press Ctrl+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Enter. 

General

To do this

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

Invoke Cortana

Left Alt+C

Left Alt+C

 

Navigation

To do this

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

 

Messaging

To do this

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

 

Meetings and Calls

To do this

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