Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams


Applies to: Microsoft Teams.

Most users discover that using an external keyboard with keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows is more productive. For users with mobility or vision disabilities, keyboard shortcuts can be simpler than using the touchscreen and are a necessary alternative to using a mouse. This article lists the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Windows or the web app using a PC keyboard.


  • The shortcuts in this topic refer to the US keyboard layout. Keys for other layouts may not accurately reflect the keys on a US keyboard.
  • If a shortcut mandates pressing two or more keys at once, this topic splits the keys with a plus sign (+). If you have to press one key in quick succession after another, the keys are divided by a comma (,).
  • You can swiftly reach the keyboard shortcuts list from within Microsoft Teams. Press Ctrl+E to enter the Search field, input /keys, and then press Enter.

In this topic


To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Show keyboard shortcutsCtrl+Period (.)Ctrl+Period (.)
Go to SearchCtrl+ECtrl+E
Show commandsCtrl+Slash (/)Ctrl+Slash (/)
Start a new chatCtrl+NLeft Alt+N
Open SettingsCtrl+Comma (,)Ctrl+Comma (,)
Open HelpF1Ctrl+F1
Zoom inCtrl+Equals sign (=)No shortcut
Zoom outCtrl+Minus sign (-)No shortcut


To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Open ActivityCtrl+1Ctrl+Shift+1
Open ChatCtrl+2Ctrl+Shift+2
Open TeamsCtrl+3Ctrl+Shift+3
Open CalendarCtrl+4Ctrl+Shift+4
Open CallsCtrl+5Ctrl+Shift+5
Open FilesCtrl+6Ctrl+Shift+6
Go to previous list itemLeft Alt+Up arrow keyLeft Alt+Up arrow key
Go to next list itemLeft Alt+Down arrow keyLeft Alt+Down arrow key
Move selected team upCtrl+Shift+Up arrow keyNo shortcut
Move selected team downCtrl+Shift+Down arrow keyNo shortcut
Go to previous sectionCtrl+Shift+F6Ctrl+Shift+F6
Go to next sectionCtrl+F6Ctrl+F6


To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Go to compose boxCC
Expand compose boxCtrl+Shift+XCtrl+Shift+X
Send (expanded compose box)Ctrl+EnterCtrl+Enter
Attach fileCtrl+OCtrl+Shift+O
Start new lineShift+EnterShift+Enter
Reply to threadRR
Mark as importantCtrl+Shift+ICtrl+Shift+I

Meetings and Calls

To do thisIn the Desktop app, pressIn the Web app, press
Accept video callCtrl+Shift+ACtrl+Shift+A
Accept audio callCtrl+Shift+SCtrl+Shift+S
Decline callCtrl+Shift+DCtrl+Shift+D
Start audio callCtrl+Shift+CCtrl+Shift+C
Start video callCtrl+Shift+UCtrl+Shift+U
Toggle muteCtrl+Shift+MCtrl+Shift+M
Toggle videoCtrl+Shift+ONo shortcut
Filter current listCtrl+Shift+FCtrl+Shift+F
Go to sharing toolbarCtrl+Shift+SpaceCtrl+Shift+Space

See also

Use a screen reader to explore and navigate Microsoft Teams

Technical support for customers with disabilities

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