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How do I use commands in Microsoft Teams?

Published: 2 November 2021 Last updated: 11 March 2022

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What are commands?

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.

Scroll down to see a list of available commands or to learn how to find out when new commands are available.

To use a command, type / in the command box at the top of Teams. You’ll see a menu of all the commands that are currently supported. Select the command you want, press Enter, and Teams takes care of the rest.

Command box with default commands

Available commands

CommandWhat it does
/availableSet your status to available.
/awaySet your status to away.
/busySet your status to busy.
/callCall a phone number or Teams contact.
/dndSet your status to do not disturb.
/filesSee your recent files.
/gotoGo right to a team or channel.
/helpGet help with Teams.
/joinJoin a team.
/keysSee keyboard shortcuts.
/mentionsSee all your @mentions.
/orgSee someone’s org chart.
/savedSee your saved messages.
/testcallCheck your call quality.
/unreadSee all your unread activity.
/whatsnewSee what’s new in Teams.
/whoAsk Who a question about someone.

Find out when new commands are available

We’re updating our command library all the time, so keep checking the menu in the command box to see what’s new. (Just type /.)

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