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Use commands in Teams

NOTE: Commands are only available in the desktop or web app.
Commands are shortcuts for performing common tasks in Teams: update your status, go to a specific channel, show your recent files and saved messages, and more.
To use a command, type / in the command box at the top of Teams. You'll see a menu of all the commands we currently support. Select the command you want, press Enter, and Teams takes care of the rest.
Tip: You can also press Alt+K (Windows) or Option+K (Mac) to open the command list.
Tip: You can also press Alt+K (Windows) or Option+K (Mac) to open the command list.
Commands are available for everyone using Teams, but if a certain command isn't working for you, it could be because your organization has disabled a feature central to the command. For example, if chat is disabled for your organization, chat-based commands won't work.

Available commands



What it does


See someone's activity.


Set your status to available.


Set your status to away.


Set your status to busy.


Call a phone number or Teams contact.


Set your status to do not disturb.


See your recent files.


Go right to a team or channel.


Get help with Teams.


Join a team.


See keyboard shortcuts.


See all your @mentions.


See someone's org chart.


See your saved messages.


Check your call quality.


See all your unread activity.


See what's new in Teams.


Ask Who a question about someone.


Add a quick note.

Microsoft is updating the command library all the time, so keep checking the menu in the command box to see what's new. (Just type /.)