Essential MS Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are viewed as the quickest way to command more. Keywords shortcuts are used to quickly find whatever you are looking for in Microsoft Teams. To reply to a chat in the Teams app, simply press the R key on your keyboard. You can quickly attach a file to a message by just pressing Alt-A in Windows or Option-A on a Mac. To view all the keyboard shortcuts possible in Microsoft Teams, simply press Alt and the forward-slash key together (Alt-/) in Windows or Option and the forward-slash (Option-/) on a Mac.

Ctrl + Shift + M – Mute (unmute) yourself during a meeting
Ctrl + Shift + O – Turn on (turn off) your camera on a call
Ctrl + N – New chat to start
^ – Use up arrow key to edit the last message sent by you
Ctrl + O – Select a file to attach and send in your chat
Ctrl + 1+ 2 + 3 – Use the combination to navigate in your left navigation rail. (i.e. Ctrl + 1 = Activity feed; Ctrl +2 = Chat; Ctrl + 3 = Teams etc.)
Ctrl + E – Call a search bar at the top of the app to quickly find conversations, files, and more
Ctrl + / – Check all of the available shortcuts allowing you to navigate to various destinations, access needed content, and change your current status.
: word – Use a symbol ‘:’ right before a word of your choice to discover emojis related to this word and use them (e.g.: meeting or: pineapple)
For more shortcuts, both for Windows and macOS check Microsoft Teams Support Portal here.