Top Windows 10 keyboard shortcuts for Teams meetings and how to use them

Arif Bacchus

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If you’ve ever found yourself in a Microsoft Teams meeting, then you know how busy things can get. Well, one way to stay efficient during meetings is to try to use keyboard shortcuts. These keyboard shortcuts can help you work a lot faster, saving you a few clicks and a drag of your mouse. We’ve collected some of our favorite Windows 10 Microsoft Teams shortcuts for you below.

Getting around Teams

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We’ll start first with some of the most common shortcuts for navigation. These shortcuts let you get around Teams more easily, without needing to click things like activity, chat, or calendar while you’re in the middle of a call. After all, those are some of the most common areas you might be going to during a meeting, anyway. Have a look below in the table for more.

TaskShortcut on DesktopShortcut on Web
Open ActivityCtrl+1Ctrl+Shift+1
Open ChatCtrl+2Ctrl+Shift+2
Open TeamsCtrl+3Ctrl+Shift+3
Open CalendarCtrl+4Ctrl+Shift+4
Open CallsCtrl+5Ctrl+Shift+5
Open FilesCtrl+6Ctrl+Shift+6

Keep in mind that these shortcuts only work if you’re using the default configuration in the Teams desktop app. If you’ve changed the order of things, the order will depend on how it sequentially appears.

Navigating meetings and calls

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Next up, we’ll move on to some ways you can navigate meetings and calls with your keyboard. These are the most important keyboard shortcuts which we want to mention. With these, you can accept and decline calls, mute calls, toggle video, control your screen share sessions, and more. Again, we’ve collected some of our favorites into the table below. These work across both the desktop app, as well as the web.

TaskShortcut on DesktopShortcut on Web
Accept video callCtrl+Shift+ACtrl+Shift+A
Accept audio callCtrl+Shift+SCtrl+Shift+S
Decline callCtrl+Shift+D

Start audio callCtrl+Shift+CCtrl+Shift+C
Start video callCtrl+Shift+UCtrl+Shift+U
Toggle muteCtrl+Shift+MCtrl+Shift+M
Toggle videoCtrl+Shift+ON/A
Accept screen shareCtrl+Shift+AN/A
Toggle background blurCtrl+Shift+PN/A
Admit people from lobby notificationCtrl+Shift+YN/A
Raise or lower your handCtrl+Shift+KCtrl+Shift+K

While we’ve only focused on a few shortcuts, we’d like to remind you that we have a full collection of Microsoft Teams shortcuts right here. Those shortcuts cover messaging, as well as general navigation. Microsoft even has a full list on its own website, along with steps on how you can leverage the shortcuts to your own advantage.

We’ve got you covered!

This is just one of many guides that we’ve written about Microsoft Teams. You can check out our Microsoft Teams news hub for more. We’ve covered lots of other topics, ranging from scheduling meetings, recording meetings, changing participant settings, and more. As always, we also invite you to use our comment section below if you have your own suggestions and tips and tricks for Teams.