Navigating Facebook with These Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts That Make Navigating Facebook Easier

Facebook is loaded with dozens of features, and getting from one feature to another is usually just a click away. Besides the standard hyperlinks to move from one page to another, Facebook offers a number of keyboard shortcuts to make it easy for you to navigate the site and to get to the content that you want quickly. There are different key combinations for different web browsers on your computer. It supports Internet Explorer, Firefox for both PC and Mac, Safari for Mac, and Chrome for PC and Mac. Here’s how you can use these shortcuts to make your experience more enjoyable with Facebook:

Keyboard Shortcuts For Easily Navigating Facebook

fbshortcuts-features Here are the key combinations that you need to know for your specific web browser. Where it says “#”, it is a placeholder that you have to replace with the shortcut mentioned in the later part of this paragraph. Internet Explorer for PC – Alt + # + Enter Chrome for Mac – Control + Option + # Chrome for PC – Alt + # Firefox for Mac – Control + Option + # Firefox for PC – Shift + Alt + # Safari for Mac – Control + Option + # Here are the numbers that you can use in place of “#” in the above key combinations. Help – 0 Home – 1 Timeline – 2 Friends – 3 Inbox – 4 Notifications – 5 Settings – 6 Activity Log – 7 About – 8 Terms – 9

Newsfeed Shortcuts

fbshortcuts-newsfeed These shortcuts do not require you to hold down a key combination for them to work. You can simply press these keys and they will do their work. Scrolling down – j Scrolling up – k Expand the story – Enter New status – p Like the story – l (that is small L) Comment on the story – c Share the story – s Open an attachment from the story – o Search the site – / Search chat – q View Shortcuts – ?

Web Messenger Shortcuts

fbshortcuts-messenger Facebook’s built-in web messenger also comes with shortcuts to make your messaging experience faster and easier. Search conversations – Control + g View shortcuts – Control + q Archive/unarchive a conversation – Control + delete Mark as spam – Control + j Compose a new message – Control + m Go to inbox – Control + i Go to Other – Control + u


If you did not know about these shortcuts you should learn them now, as they will make your Facebook experience much faster and more convenient than ever.

Mahesh Makvana
Mahesh Makvana

Mahesh Makvana is a freelance tech writer who's written thousands of posts about various tech topics on various sites. He specializes in writing about Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android tech posts. He's been into the field for last eight years and hasn't spent a single day without tinkering around his devices.

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