Navigating Facebook with These Keyboard Shortcuts

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:

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

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 – ?

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.