Improve your productivity in Microsoft Teams with keyboard shortcuts - Gosse explains

At a time when most of us are spending more time than ever in digital meeting rooms and chat apps, finding ways to work more efficiently is essential. Microsoft Teams, a central hub in much of our daily work, is packed with features that can make our lives easier - if only we know how to use them. One of the most underrated but most powerful ways to speed up your navigation and interaction within Teams is by using the use of shortcut keys. In our "Gosse explains" series, we take a deep dive into how to use these keyboard shortcuts to streamline your workflow.

The Power of Shortcuts

Hotkeys, the little shortcuts of the software world, offer us a way to perform actions without taking our hands off the keyboard. In Microsoft Teams, these keyboard shortcuts can help you navigate through chats faster, start or answer meetings, and even execute complex commands with just a few keystrokes.


How to Find Shortcuts in Teams?

Discovering available keyboard shortcuts in Teams is surprisingly easy:

  1. Open Teams: Launch the application or go to the web version.
  2. Use the Command: Press Ctrl+. (control and the dot key) to open an overlay with all available keyboard shortcuts within the context you are in.

This simple command reveals a wealth of possibilities for making your navigation within Teams not only faster but also more intuitive.


Why Use Shortcuts?

  • Time savings: Every second you save by using a hotkey adds up over the day, allowing you to be more productive.
  • Focus retention: By having to switch less between different input methods (keyboard, mouse, touchpad), you stay focused on your task.
  • Accessibility: For users who have difficulty using a mouse or touchpad, keyboard shortcuts provide an essential alternative.

Learn to Utilize Shortcut Keys

Whether you're new to Teams or looking for ways to optimize your use of the app, exploring keyboard shortcuts is an excellent starting point. Take a moment to watch the video in our "Gosse explains" series for a detailed tutorial on using keyboard shortcuts within Microsoft Teams.


For more tips on improving your digital work processes, keep following our blog. With each new post, we strive to provide you with the knowledge and tools to not only work more efficiently, but also to make your workday more enjoyable.

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