I've seen a lot of requests for individual shortcuts, but in my opinion the problem is that there needs to be a structured overhaul of the existing ones.
There should be categorical prefixes so that remembering shortcuts is easier (this would likely also simplify adding new ones). Navigation, current chat/channel & anything that needs to appear as a modal come to mind for starters.
Currently, if focus is not where you expect it to be when changing tabs, channels, etc. then C for compose, R for reply, etc. just don't work on the desktop app. The issue is most likely that these are single key shortcuts that need contextual functionality. I would appreciate shortcuts that work from anywhere when my Teams window is in focus.
As far as new shortcuts go, a way to edit my last response in the current view (this should jump threads respectively), entering emoji and maybe other media by name, essentially any common action that you would do in a chat should be something you can do without a mouse.
Software development teams, customer support teams and I'm sure several other large chat demographics are going to be power users. A little more focus on usability should give Teams a more competitive edge against Slack, Hangouts, Workplace, etc. as they catch up in feature parity.
The keyboard shortcuts had an overhaul and were improved for both Windows and Mac. It should make keyboard navigation easier and more natural (how you would expect it to work) than in the past.
I will flag this topic as complete and I hope you all get to enjoy the shortcut changes that were made.
Thank you all for the feedback.
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I'd also like to throw out that using the alt key is less desirable than the ctrl key. The ctrl key is a way more common modifier, and is a lot easier to hit when doing key combos.