Use commands in Teams

Applies to: Microsoft Teams.


Commands are shortcuts for running frequent tasks in Teams: update your status, find a specific channel, present your recent files and saved messages, and more.

Scroll down to view a list of available commands or to learn how to find out when new commands are available.

To employ a command, state / in the command box at the top of Teams. You’ll notice a menu of every command we now support. Pick your desired command, choose Enter, and Teams handles the rest.

Tip: You can also press Alt+K (Windows) or Option+K (Mac) to open the command list.Command box with default commands

Commands are free to use for everyone using Teams, but if a particular command is operating incorrectly for you, it may be because your organisation has deactivated a feature central to the command. For example, if chat is disabled for your organisation, chat-based commands won’t work.

Available commands

CommandWhat it does
/activitySee someone’s activity.
/availableSet your status to available.
/awaySet your status to away.
/busySet your status to busy.
/callCall a phone number or Teams contact.
/dndSet your status to do not disturb.
/filesSee your recent files.
/gotoGo right to a team or channel.
/helpGet help with Teams.
/joinJoin a team.
/keysSee keyboard shortcuts.
/mentionsSee all your @mentions.
/orgSee someone’s org chart.
/savedSee your saved messages.
/testcallCheck your call quality.
/unreadSee all your unread activity.
/whatsnewSee what’s new in Teams.
/whoAsk Who a question about someone.
/wikiAdd a quick note.

Find out when new commands are available

We’re updating our command library routinely, so always review the menu in the command box to stay in the know of what’s new. (Just type /.)

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