Microsoft Teams calls have new shortcuts on Windows

The new shortcuts will arrive in November.

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Key notes

  • Microsoft says the new shortcuts will reduce the number of accidental Teams calls.
  • They are easy to memorize, as they have a pattern that is easy to follow. 
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If you’re using Microsoft Teams on a daily for audio and video calls, then you must already be familiar with the shortcuts for these calls.

However, we bring you the news: it seems that Microsoft will change the shortcuts for audio and video calls in Microsoft Teams. The Windows and Mac devices are affected by this change.

But you shouldn’t worry, as this change won’t take place now. According to the Microsoft 365 Roadmap, the new shortcuts will roll out to Microsoft Teams in November, so you still have a month until you need to reconfigure yourself.

Microsoft says the change is necessary to create a differentiation from other common shortcuts, and to reduce accidental calls. The latter one is quite true.

What are the new Teams calls shortcuts?

Well, the new shortcuts for Windows are quite easy to memorize.

For Teams Audio calls: Alt + Shift + A

For Teams Video calls: Alt + Shift + V

One easy way to memorize them is that for audio calls, you’ll need to press the A button, while for video calls you’ll need to press the V button.

But it will be a while until November, so you have more than enough time to memorize them. On the other hand, some interesting things are coming to Teams, besides the new shortcuts.teams calls shortcuts

It seems that the Redmond-based tech giant will bring Immersive spaces to Teams, next year in January, and they will be available to all Teams members.

So, Microsoft Teams will become even more engaging from now on, with immersive spaces that will allow users to plan virtual meetings in pre-build settings. If you remember, Microsoft released Mesh to the Teams earlier this year, but it seems these could be two different features altogether.

Either way, the future looks bright for Microsoft Teams users everywhere. What do you think about all these changes coming to the platform?

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