MS Teams Slash 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.
This will help you to quickly initiate few common tasks from keyboard without switching your hands to mouse.
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.
List of available MS Teams slash commands
|Commands||what it does|
|/activity||View someone’s activity|
|/available||Changes your Teams status to “Available”|
|/away||Changes your Teams status to “Away”|
|/brb||Changes your Teams status to “Right Back”|
|/busy||Changes your Teams status to “Busy”|
|/call||Initiate a call|
|/chat||Chat with one anyone|
|/dnd||Changes your Teams status to “Do Not Disturb”|
|/files||See your recent files|
|/goto||Go to a certain team or channel|
|/join||Join a team|
|/keys||View keyboard shortcuts|
|/mentions||See all of your mentions (handy if your Teams channels are really busy!)|
|/org||View an org chart (yours or someone else’s)|
|/pop||Pop up chat window separately|
|/saved||View your saved list|
|/testcall||Test audio/ video configuration on your device|
|/unread||See all of your unread activity|
|/whatsnew||Check what’s new in Teams|
|/who||Ask Who (a new app that lets you search for people by name or topic) a question|
How to user MS Teams slash commands ?
Start using slash commands by typing a slash in MS Teams’ “Search or type a command” box. A list of slash commands will pop up below it for your selection/reference.
On top of the MS team’s client you can see search box, there you have to use any of above slash command.
Few slash commands results ?
/unread – On start of the day I usually use /unread to see what are the messages / feed I got it while I am offline/away
and the result will be as below
/pop – After typing /pop and space it will list users on choosing desire user from the list
Now the chat window with selected users will be popped separately.
/testcall – Your AV hardware’s readiness will be shown as below:
- Currently, commands are only available in the desktop or web app.
- Microsoft updating 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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