How To Fast Forward Microsoft Teams Video

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Have you ever been in a scenario where you had to speed up a video while in a Microsoft Teams assembly? Whether it’s a recorded talk or a training session, having the ability to jump ahead can be extremely beneficial. In this article, I will walk you through the steps of fast forwarding a video in Microsoft Teams, sharing my own thoughts and comments as we go.

Step 1: Access the Meeting Recording

The first step in fast forwarding a video in Microsoft Teams is to access the meeting recording. If the meeting organizer has enabled recording, you can find the recording by navigating to the chat history of the meeting. Simply click on the chat icon in the left-hand menu and locate the chat associated with the meeting. The recording should be pinned at the top of the chat for easy access.

Step 2: Open the Recording

Once you have located the meeting recording, click on it to open it. The recording will open in a new window or tab, depending on your browser settings. If you have multiple screens, you can drag the recording window to a secondary screen for easier viewing.

Step 3: Seek to the Desired Time

Now comes the exciting part – fast forwarding the video! To seek to a specific time in the video, use the playback controls at the bottom of the recording window. You can drag the progress bar to the desired time or click on the time stamp to enter a specific time manually. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcuts for fast forward and rewind. Pressing the right arrow key will fast forward the video in 10-second increments, while pressing the left arrow key will rewind it.

Step 4: Resume Playback

Once you have reached the desired time in the video, simply click the play button to resume playback. You can also use the spacebar as a shortcut to play or pause the video. Now you can continue watching the meeting recording from the point you selected, saving you time and allowing you to focus on the most relevant content.


In this article, we explored the process of fast forwarding a video in Microsoft Teams. By following the steps outlined above, you can easily skip ahead to the desired time in a meeting recording, making your viewing experience more efficient and effective. Fast forwarding videos in Microsoft Teams allows you to save time, focus on the most important content, and get the most out of your virtual meetings. Give it a try and see how it can enhance your Teams experience!