How to Paste and Match Style Text Into Teams

A few months ago my team switched from Slack to Microsoft Teams. While most things work as expected, one that comes off a bit clunky is pasting text. Here are a few shortcuts to help make life more comfortable.

Paste and Match Style on Mac + Slack: CMD + SHIFT + v

Paste and Match Style on Mac + Teams: CMD + SHIFT + OPTION + v

If you'd like to use the old shortcut in teams you can perform the following steps:

  1. Open System Preferences
  2. Navigate to Keyboard
  3. Select Shortcuts tab
  4. Select App Shortcuts from the left side
  5. Click '+'
  6. Select "Microsoft Teams" as the Application
  7. Enter "Paste and Match Style" as menu item
  8. Set cmd-shift-v as shortcut

Enjoy!

Sources:
https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-teams/copy-formatted-text-and-paste-as-plain-text/m-p/2942254/highlight/true#M102505


Posted on 2021-11-04