Are you a master of Facebook but still find yourself short on time? With all the time spent on Facebook managing business accounts and catching up with family and friends, wouldn’t it be nice to have a few tricks to navigate Facebook faster?
Enter Facebook’s keyboard shortcuts. These quick and helpful shortcuts will help you make the most of your Facebook time, and they may just upgrade you to a Facebook guru!
Quick Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts
Facebook keyboard shortcuts vary depending on the type of computer and Internet browser that you use. To navigate these differences, Facebook gives users these formulas:
Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + [#], then Enter
Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + [#]
Safari for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + [#]
Firefox for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + [#]
Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + [#]
Chrome for PC: Alt + [#]
To use these formulas, you have to replace the [#] with the corresponding numerical number or letter. To do that, you’ll need these access keys:
0 – Help
1 – Home
2 – Timeline
3 – Friends
4 – Inbox
5 – Notifications
6 – Settings
7 – Activity Log
8 – About
9 – Terms
m – New Message
For example, if you use Chrome on a Mac and want to write a new message, you just type Ctrl + Opt + m. Or, if you are an Internet Explorer user on the PC who wants to go back to your home page, you type Alt + 1, then hit the Enter key.
We love the shortcuts that allow you to quickly check the Notifications, Settings, and the Activity Log, as well as go Home or Compose a New Message. Learning these shortcuts can help Facebook users quickly navigate the site without having to find the appropriate links.
More Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts
For the News Feed
There’s no need to hit Ctrl, Alt, or any other key when using these shortcuts! Simply type the given letter or character while in the News Feed to manipulate it like a pro.
p – Post a new status
/ – Search
j and k – Scroll through the News Feed
l – Like or unlike the selected story (you do have to click the picture before hitting the l)
? – Open the list of keyboard shortcuts while in News Feed (remember to hold Shift)
- Mac users, remember that you are using the Control key for Facebook shortcuts, not the Command key that is normally used to copy, paste, and perform other shortcuts.
- PC users, remember that you are using the Alt key for Facebook shortcuts, not the Control key that is normally used to copy, paste, and perform other shortcuts.
- If you can’t remember any other shortcuts, remember how to open the list of shortcuts in the News Feed! This will help you quickly find all the Facebook shortcuts you need until you can memorize them.
Want to see the complete list of Facebook shortcuts (including keyboard shortcuts for Web Messenger)? Visit the Facebook Help Page for Keyboard Shortcuts.