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Master Remote Work Beyond The Basics: Useful Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts
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Master Remote Work Beyond The Basics: Useful Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

Microsoft Teams requires no introduction when it comes to satisfying the need to work remotely effectively & efficiently. Teams are undoubtedly a robust application for hosting virtual offices. It lets you chat, call, organize online meetings and collaborate with your employees at one place, anytime, anywhere. Being one of the closest Slack’s competitors & Microsoft Teams has exploded in popularity lately. Since its launch, it has managed to acquire more than 20 Million daily active users & is now one of the widely suggested tools for collaboration. It’s free tiers offer unlimited texting, voice & video calling functionalities and screen sharing. 

Similar to its counterparts, Microsoft Teams is packed with useful keyboard shortcuts to make your Teams life improve.

Become Microsoft Teams Power User With These 40 Useful Keyboard Shortcuts
PART 1- Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts That Go Beyond The Basics (For Windows)
PART 2- Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts That Go Beyond The Basics (For Mac)

PART 1- Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts That Go Beyond The Basics (For Windows)

Well, the listed hotkeys works well with Microsoft Teams desktop app on Windows 10 and other popular versions. 

Press This Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcut To Get This
Category: For General Use 
To Search  CTRL + E
Display Commands  CTRL + /
Open Filters  CTRL + SHIFT + F
Goto  CTRL + G
Launch Apps Flyout  CTRL + 1
Locate Shortcuts  CTRL + . (Period)
Open Settings  CTRL + , (Comma)
Zoom In   CTRL + = (Equals To)
Zoom Out CTRL + – 
Open Help (F1)
Category: For Messaging  
Start A New Chat  CTRL + N
Compose A New Message  C
Mark A Chat Important  CTRL + Shift + I
Start A New Line  Shift + Enter 
Expand The Compose Box  CTRL + Shift + X
Send The Message  CTRL + Enter 
Reply To A Chat  R
Add Attachment  CTRL + O
Category: For Navigation   
Launch The Activity Tab  CTRL + 1
Open Chat Tab  CTRL + 2 
Open Teams Tab  CTRL + 3
Open Calendar  CTRL + 4
Open Calls Tab  CTRL + 5
Move Between List Items  ALT + (Up or Down Arrow Key)
Move To The Next Section  CTRL + F6
Go To Previous Section  CTRL + F6 + Shift 
Move Selected Teams Up Or Down  CTRL + Shift + (Up or Down Arrow Key)
Full screen  CTRL + Shift + F
Category: For Teams Calls 
Make Background Blur During Video Call CTRL + Shift + P
Schedule Microsoft Teams Meeting CTRL + Shift + N
Send Microsoft Teams Meeting Request  CTRL + S
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting CTRL + Shift + J
Accept Video Call CTRL + Shift + A
Accept Voice Call  CTRL + Shift + S
Toggle Mute/Unmute  CTRL + Shift + M
Start A Voice Call  CTRL + Shift + C
Reject A Call  CTRL + Shift + D
Start Screen Sharing  CTRL + Shift + E
Go To Sharing Toolbar  CTRL + Shift + Space 

PART 2- Time-Saving Keyboard Shortcuts That Go Beyond The Basics (For Mac)

The list of hotkeys mentioned below is for Microsoft Teams on macOS. 

Press This Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcut To Get This
Category: For General Use 
To Search  CMD + E
Display Commands  CMD + /
Open Filters  CMD + Shift + F
Go to  CMD + G
Locate Shortcuts  CMD + . (Period) 
Open Settings  CMD + , (Comma)
Zoom In   CMD + = (Equals To)
Zoom Out CMD + –
Open Help (F1)
Category: For Messaging 
Start A New Chat  CMD + N
Compose A New Message  C
Mark A Chat Important  CMD + Shift + X
Start A New Line  Shift + Enter 
Expand The Compose Box  CMD + Shift + X
Send The Message  CMD + Enter 
Reply To A Chat  R
Add Attachment  CMD + O
Category: For Navigation   
Launch The Activity Tab  CMD + 1
Open Chat Tab  CMD + 2
Open Teams Tab  CMD + 3
Open Calendar  CMD + 4
Open Calls Tab  CMD + 5
Move Between List Items  Option  + (Up or Down Arrow Key)
Move To The Next Section  CMD + F6
Go To Previous Section  CMD + F6 + Shift 
Move Selected Teams Up Or Down  CMD + Shift + (Up or Down Arrow  Key)
Full screen  CMD + Shift + F
Category: For Teams Calls 
Make Background Blur During Video Call CMD + Shift + P
Schedule Microsoft Teams Meeting Option + Shift + N
Send Microsoft Teams Meeting Request  CMD + S
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting Option + Shift + J
Accept Video Call CMD + Shift + A
Accept Voice Call  CMD + Shift + S
Toggle Mute/Unmute  CMD + Shift + O
Start A Voice Call  CMD + Shift + C
Reject A Call  CMD + Shift + D
Start Screen Sharing  CMD + Shift + E
Go To Sharing Toolbar  CMD + Shift + Space 

Handy Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts

Well, using all these Microsoft Teams Keyboard Shortcuts you can make yourself more productive while working from home. It might take little time to learn all the available Teams Keyboard Shortcuts, but doing so will definitely be worth the investment. 

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