If you’re using Microsoft Teams daily, then keyboard shortcuts are going to be a huge time-saver for you. Entre has curated a list of shortcuts that tick the box for both new and old Microsoft Teamsters.
These shortcuts will help with team meetings and video chats
Toggle Mute — Ctrl + Shift + M
Why we like it: Being in a remote work scenario means impromptu or unexpected team meetings that can catch you in a noisy environment. This shortcut gives you the ability to instantly mute your mic instead of wrangling the mouse to click on the mute button.
Toggle Video — Ctrl + Shift + O
Why we like it: There are always those clients, coworkers, and bosses that want to see your smiling face. This solution will help them get a better view within seconds.
Start Screen Share Session — Ctrl + Shift + E
Why we like it: Sharing your screen is the new way to get everyone on the same page.
Toggle Background Blur — Ctrl + Shift + P
Why we like it: Choosing your background is now equivalent to deciding how best to accessorize your outfit for the day. This shortcut gives you a quick and simple blurred background for that professional look when you are in a pinch.
Open Settings — Ctrl + .
Why we like it: Bluetooth headsets, camera issues, speaker bugging out? This shortcut is our go-to when troubleshooting mic and speaker issues or making a quick change.
These are the best shortcuts for messaging in Microsoft Teams
Start A New Chat — Ctrl + N
This hotkey is a lot easier than scrolling through your chats.
Emoji Shortcuts — Type colon (:) then the emoji title (here is a video if you need a demonstration on how to implement Microsoft Teams emoji shortcuts).
Expand Compose Box — Ctrl + Shift + X
Why we like it: This shortcut is useful if you want to format your text frequently.
Search Current Chat/Channel Messages — Ctrl + F
Why we like it: This shortcut eliminates having to scroll through a chat or channel for dates or other essential data discussed in a chat or channel.
Attach File — Ctrl + O
Why we like it: It’s simple and convenient since we are continually sharing documents.
Other useful Teams shortcuts
Open Calendar — Ctrl + 4
Why we like it: This is a fantastic shortcut when you are trying to nail down a date with your potential client or coworker.
Schedule A Meeting — Alt + Shift + N
Why we like it: When you combine this shortcut with the Open Calendar hotkey, you are on the path to becoming the office MVP.
Show Keyboard Shortcuts — Ctrl + .
Why we like it: If you don’t have a photographic memory, this will be your most used shortcut until that muscle memory kicks in.