Push to Talk in Microsoft Teams
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.
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.