Microsoft Teams keyboard shortcuts Blogs: Windows Blogs: This topic lists the keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams.


  • 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 (,).


General shortcuts

To do this Press
Show keyboard shortcuts Alt+/
Go to Search Alt+E
Start a new chat Alt+N
Open Help Alt+H
Open Settings Alt+G
Go to the next section Ctrl+F6
Go to the previous section Shift+Ctrl+F6
Close a dialog or move the focus back Esc

Navigation shortcuts

To do this Press
Open Activity Alt+1
Open Chat Alt+2
Open Teams Alt+3
Open Meetings Alt+4
Open Files Alt+5
Go to the previous list item Alt+Up arrow key
Go to the next list item Alt+Down arrow key
Go to the previous tab Alt+Left arrow key
Go to the next tab Alt+Right arrow key


Messaging shortcuts

To do this Press
Move the focus to the compose box C
Expand the compose box Alt+X
Send a message when the compose box is expanded Ctrl+Enter
Open the emoji menu Alt+Q
Attach a file Alt+A
Start a new line Shift+Enter


Calling shortcuts

To do this Press
Accept a call Ctrl+Alt+A
Decline a call Ctrl+Alt+D
Start an audio call Ctrl+Alt+C
Start a video call Ctrl+Alt+V
Mute or unmute audio Ctrl+Alt+M
Turn video on or off Ctrl+Alt+O
Switch to or exit full screen mode Ctrl+Alt+F

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