Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Mac

Microsoft Teams is a business communication platform developed by Microsoft, as part of the Microsoft 365 family of products. Teams has replace other Microsoft-operated business messaging and collaboration platforms, including Skype for Business and Microsoft Classroom.


In the following, we list the useful, productivity increasing shortcuts for Microsoft Teams on Mac. Scroll until the end to see the hidden features!



To do this Mac Web
Show keyboard shortcuts Command+Period (.) Command+Period (.)
Go to Search Command+E Command+E
Show commands Command+Slash (/) Command+Slash (/)
Open filter Command+Shift+F Command+Shift+F
Goto Command+G Command+Shift+G
Open apps flyout Command+Accent (`) Command+Accent (`)
Start new chat Command+N Option+N
Open Settings Command+Comma (,) Command+Shift+Comma (,)
Open Help F1 Command+F1
Close Esc Esc
Zoom in Command+Equals sign ( = ) No shortcut
Zoom out Command+Minus sign (-) No shortcut
Return to default zoom Command+0 No shortcut
Reset zoom level Command+0 No shortcut


Note: If you’re using the default app bar configuration in Microsoft Teams on Mac, use the commands in the table below. If you’ve changed the order of your apps or added additional apps, the command depends on the app’s sequential order on the app bar. For example, if you’ve moved Calendar to the top of the app bar, press Command+1 to open it, not Command+4. To view the keyboard shortcuts for your current configuration, press Command+E to go to the Search field, type /keys, and then press Return.

To do this Mac Web
Open Activity Command+1 Control+Shift+1
Open Chat Command+2 Control+Shift+2
Open Teams Command+3 Control+Shift+3
Open Calendar Command+4 Control+Shift+4
Open Calls Command+5 Control+Shift+5
Open Files Command+6 Control+Shift+6
Go to previous list item Left Option+Up arrow key Left Option+Up arrow key
Go to next list item Left Option+Down arrow key Left Option+Down arrow key
Move selected team up Command+Shift+Up arrow key No shortcut
Move selected team down Command+Shift+Down arrow key No shortcut
Open the History menu Command+Shift+H No shortcut
Go to the previous section Command+Shift+F6 Command+Shift+F6
Go to the next section Command+F6 Command+F6

Meetings and calls

Note: To use the temporarily unmute shortcut, first go to Settings Privacy and make sure Keyboard shortcut to unmute is toggled on.

To do this Mac Web
Accept video call Command+Shift+A Command+Shift+A
Accept audio call Command+Shift+S Command+Shift+S
Decline call Command+Shift+D Command+Shift+D
Start audio call Command+Shift+C Command+Shift+C
Start video call Command+Shift+U Command+Shift+U
End audio call Command+Shift+H No shortcut
End video call Command+Shift+H No shortcut
Toggle mute Command+Shift+M Command+Shift+M
Temporarily unmute Option+Spacebar No shortcut
Announce raised hands (screen reader) Command+Shift+L Command+Shift+L
Raise or lower your hand Command+Shift+K Command+Shift+K
Start screen share session Command+Shift+E No shortcut
Toggle video Command+Shift+O No shortcut
Toggle fullscreen Command+Shift+F Command+Shift+F
Go to sharing toolbar Command+Shift+Space Command+Shift+Space
Decline screen share Command+Shift+D No shortcut
Accept screen share Command+Shift+A No shortcut
Admit people from lobby notification Command+Shift+Y No shortcut
Toggle background blur Command+Shift+P No shortcut
Schedule a meeting Option+Shift+N Option+Shift+N
Go to current time Option+Period (.) Option+Period (.)
Go to previous day/week Control+Option+Left arrow key Control+Option+Left arrow key
Go to next day/week Control+Option+Right arrow key Control+Option+Right arrow key
View day Command+Option+1 Command+Option+1
View workweek Command+Option+2 Command+Option+2
View week Command+Option+3 Command+Option+3
Save/send meeting request Command+S Command+S
Join from meeting details Option+Shift+J Option+Shift+J
Go to suggested time Option+Shift+S Option+Shift+S


To do this Mac Web
Start a new conversation Option+Shift+C Option+Shift+C
Go to compose box Option+Shift+C Option+Shift+C
Expand compose box Command+Shift+X Command+Shift+X
Send (expanded compose box) Command+Return Command+Return
Attach a file Command+O Command+Shift+O
Start a new line Shift+Return Shift+Return
Reply to a thread Option+Shift+R Option+Shift+R
Search current chat/channel messages Command+F Command+F
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