How to Use the Command Box

What is this?

Wherever you go in Microsoft Teams, the command box is always there at the top of the screen to help you search, take quick actions, or launch apps. With the command box, Teams is at your command.

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 we currently support. Select the command you want, press Enter, and Teams takes care of the rest.

Command box with default commands


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.


Find out when new commands are available

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



Article ID: 89795
Tue 3/17/20 10:53 PM
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