During a Microsoft Teams meeting, each participant has access to a control panel with various actions on the call. In addition to traditional commands, such as turning the camera off and on, the software also allows you to react to comments, create parallel rooms and even use third-party apps.
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The interface is similar on the desktop and mobile Teams apps, but the desktop version has more functions. Check below the list of all commands and shortcuts available for meetings on the platform.
Microsoft Teams Meeting Controls on Mobile
The Microsoft Teams meeting dashboard on mobile is divided into two parts. At the top, you can manage the chat and list of participants; at the bottom, the commands referring to the user are listed.
Each Teams icon has these meanings:
|Shows the meeting chat, while the video is displayed in a dropdown bubble
|Shows the complete list of participants, with the video displayed in a drop-down window. You can also mute or remove people
|Enables and disables your video in call
|Mute and unmute your call audio
|three dots icon
|Opens additional features
|Get off the call
|After pressing the three dots icon
|Allows you to react, share screen, change views and put profile on hold
Microsoft Teams Meeting Controls on PC
On the desktop version, the Teams dashboard is displayed at the top of the screen during the meeting.
You can perform the following actions:
|Shows the meeting conversation in a side tab
|Shows the list of participants on the side of the screen, with options to manage them
|Raise your hand to speak at the meeting
|Opens the list of reactions
|Change the people list view
|Opens list of additional features
|Enable or disable video in the meeting
|Turn on and off audio in the meeting
|Open screen sharing options
|Apps (when available)
|Displays the list of applications that can be integrated during the meeting
|Rooms (when available)
|Creates a breakout room, which can store side conversations during the meeting
Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Teams meeting on PC
Microsoft Teams also makes it possible to streamline commands with keyboard shortcuts. See some:
- Accept video call: Ctrl + Shift + A;
- Accept call with audio: Ctrl + Shift + S;
- Decline call: Ctrl + Shift + D;
- Start video call: Ctrl + Shift + U;
- Start call with audio: Ctrl + Shift + C;
- Open meeting chat: Ctrl + Shift + R;
- Raise or lower your hand: Ctrl + Shfit + K;
- Enable or disable microphone: Ctrl + Shift + M;
- Enable or disable video: Ctrl + Shift + O;
- Share the screen: Ctrl + Shift + E;
- Enable or disable background blur: Ctrl + Shift + P.
These commands are present in the Windows version of Teams. On Mac, type Command + . to see the list.