The other day I helped an octogenarian friend get to grips with MS Teams as he had received a meeting request and wasn’t sure what to do. After the initial confusion that I wasn’t talking about a real mute button on a mic, I thought I’d share the keyboard equivalent to mute and unmute yourself.
CTRL + SHIFT + M
So if you are attending a meeting and there is background noise that’s within your microphone’s range - perhaps you get an unexpected phone call or the postie rings the doorbell – simply press CTRL + SHIFT + M to mute your mic.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + M once more when you are ready to rejoin the conversation.
By the way, you won’t be surprised that this is only one of many shortcuts you can use in Teams, but along with the less intuitive CTRL + SHIFT + O to switch your camera off or on, it’s the one I – and hence my delegates – most frequently use.
Click here for Microsoft’s list of keyboard shortcuts for Teams on Windows, as well as on Mac.
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26 October 2020