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Microsoft Teams now has over 75 million daily active users, and most of them are continuously looking at ways to become a Teams pro, exploring keyboard shortcuts to carry out meetings, chatting, and navigation more efficiently. The Teams team has shared their top 10 favourite keyboard shortcuts to make you a Microsoft Teams superuser.

To run your meetings more efficiently:

  1. Ctrl + shift + M – Mute/unmute your mic
  2. Ctrl + shift + O – Turn on/off your camera

To easily start conversations, search for content, and quickly edit messages:

  1. Ctrl + N – Start a new chat 
  2. ^ – Hit your arrow key and it will edit your last message sent (without needing to click on “…”) 
  3. Ctrl + O – Attach a file

To move between your chats, teams, and calls, and search of information quickly:

  1. Ctrl + 1+ 2 + 3 – Navigate up and down the left navigation rail. (i.e. Ctrl + 1 = Activity feed; Ctrl +2 = Chat; Ctrl + 3 = Teams etc.)
  2. Ctrl + E – Quick access to the search bar at the top of Teams.
  3. Ctrl + / –  This displays the commands that you can use to easily navigate to different locations, access content, or set your status.

To express emotions:

  1. :word – Type a colon “:” immediately followed by a word to discover additional emojis (e.g. :person or :apple)

    Source: Microsoft

To explore more keyboard shortcuts:

  1. type Ctrl + . to see all the keyboard shortcuts or click on your profile in the top right-hand corner and click keyboard shortcuts




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