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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 ShortcutTo 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 OutCTRL + – 
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 CallCTRL + Shift + P
Schedule Microsoft Teams MeetingCTRL + Shift + N
Send Microsoft Teams Meeting Request CTRL + S
Join Microsoft Teams MeetingCTRL + Shift + J
Accept Video CallCTRL + 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 ShortcutTo 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 OutCMD + –
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 CallCMD + Shift + P
Schedule Microsoft Teams MeetingOption + Shift + N
Send Microsoft Teams Meeting Request CMD + S
Join Microsoft Teams MeetingOption + Shift + J
Accept Video CallCMD + 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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