Push to Talk in Microsoft Teams

September 21, 2022

Have you ever been in a situation where during a meeting in Microsoft Teams you need to briefly turn on the microphone, say a few words and turn it off again? I've been there a million times! And it's always a pain.

Using mouse

To accomplish this you have to find the microphone icon in Teams, then click on it to unmute it, then speak your word and click on the icon again to mute your microphone. But it takes a lot of time.

Using keyboard shortcut

Another approach is to use the keyboard shortcut that you have to remember. You can press Alt + Win + K to unmute the microphone and then press all those keys again to mute it back. This is faster then the previous option, but you have to remember a complex keyboard shortcut and use it twice.

Using Push to Talk

Fortunately, there is a better option. And this option is called Push to Talk in Microsoft Teams. You just need to press Ctrl + Space and hold them while you are speaking and then release them to mute your mic. It's much easier and faster than all the other options.

That's it.


  • Mageshwer TP

    September 23, 2022

    Nice feature, thanks for sharing Andrew.

  • Andrew

    October 05, 2022

    You are welcome Mageshwer TP!

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