Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and twitter

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and Twitter

Keyboard shortcuts are widely used to complete a task in shorter time. Till now we used keyboard shortcuts only for the operating system to close, minimize, switch between windows and perform similar task. But did you know you can use Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook and Twitter too? It makes the whole feed browsing thing much easier. You can also Like post or Favorite tweet just by pressing a single Key.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and Twitter

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and twitter

Lets start with Facebook

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and twitter
Like button keyboard

The keyboard shortcuts differ depending on which browser you are using. So find the right combination of keys from the list given below.

  • Chrome for PC : Alt + #
  • Firefox for PC : Shift + Alt + #
  • Internet Explorer for PC : Alt + #, then Enter
  • Chrome for Mac : Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Firefox for Mac : Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Safari for Mac : Ctrl + Opt + #

Time to replace ‘#’ with the suitable access keys

  • 0 – Help
  • 1 – Home
  • 2 – Timeline
  • 3 – Friends
  • 4 – Inbox
  • 5 – Notifications
  • 6 – Settings
  • 7 – Activity Log
  • 8 – About
  • 9 – Terms

Keyboard shortcuts for browsing through News Feed

  • j and k – Scroll between News Feed stories
  • enter/return – See more of the selected story
  • p – Post a new status
  • l – Like or unlike the selected story
  • c – Comment on the selected story
  • s – Share the selected story
  • o – Open an attachment from the selected story
  • / – Search
  • q – Search chat contacts
  • ? – Open a list of these keyboard shortcuts while in News Feed

If you didn’t know, Facebook also has a separate Web Messenger. There are keyboard shortcuts available for Web messenger too.

  • CTRL + g – Search conversations
  • CTRL + q – Show/hide keyboard shortcuts
  • CTRL + Delete – Archive/unarchive conversation
  • CTRL + j – Mark as spam
  • CTRL + m – Start a new message
  • CTRL + i – Go to Inbox
  • CTRL + u – Go to Other

Lets move on to Twitter

Here is the list of Keyboard Shortcuts for Twitter. Remember to Favorite, Reply or Retweet you need to select or highlight the tweet first using J or K key. In twitter you don’t need to use special keys like SHIFT, CTRL, ALT, OPT. Instead you can use combination of alphabets like G+H or GH to navigate to home.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and twitter
Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts List

You can also find this list in your own account by clicking on your profile picture -> Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook and twitter
Twitter keyboard shortcuts option

So these were some keyboard shortcuts for Facebook and Twitter that can make your life easier on Social Network. Let us know if this article proved to be useful to you and which is your favourite shortcut, through the comment section below. If you think I missed any shortcut do mention it in the comments.

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