Microsoft Teams Shortcuts 

As working from home continues to be the norm for many of us these days, you may be looking for new ways to increase your productivity and save you time. Many of us are becoming more familiar with Microsoft Teams by the day, so asked our team to compile their top 5 most useful shortcuts in Teams and explained how and why to use them.

Open Search

When talking with multiple people in various Teams channels, it can be difficult to find a specific message. One can use the search feature for that. To open the search menu, simply press Ctrl + E on your Windows keyboard.

Toggle Mute

If you’re reading this, you have undoubtedly been on a call where there are kids crying or dogs barking in the background and some poor soul has no idea that they are disrupting the entire meeting. Do not be that person. Use the Ctrl + Shift + M to mute yourself and your coworkers will thank you for it. Trust us.

Express Emotion with an Emoji

Sometimes words just cannot express how we’re feeling. If you can’t find the right emoji in the emoji library below the message box, here is a shortcut to find many more! :word – Type a colon “:” immediately followed by a word to discover additional emojis (e.g. :people or :banana)

Attach a File

For many of us, Outlook has been the norm for sending attachments to others, but did you know that you can quickly attach files from your PC or OneDrive app while using Teams? By clicking Ctrl + O, you can open the menu to attach a file in a chat or share with an entire channel.

Start an Audio or Video Call

If you’re starting to consider yourself as a bit of a videoconferencing pro, here’s another arrow for your quiver. To quickly place an audio or video call, press Ctrl + Shift + C. Type in who you’d like to contact and you’re off to the races.

Decline an Incoming Call

Even though we are in quarantine, we still need our privacy, especially considering how much our schedules have shifted. If you are in the middle of an important task and don’t want to talk, tap Ctrl + Shift + D and that call will be declined.

BONUS View all Shortcuts

If there is a shortcut you’ve ever been curious about but was not covered, you’re in luck. To view a list of all keyboard shortcuts, simply press CTRL + Period (.). This applies to both the Teams desktop and web apps.

Sign Up for Microsoft Teams

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Louisville Geek is offering two special Teams license opportunities in response to the increased need for employees to work from home. Learn more about the Office 365 E1 six-month trials and Microsoft Teams six-month trial. Louisville Geek can help you determine the best fit for your company.

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