Keyboard Shortcuts For Popular Social Media Networks

Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts
A lot of people use Social Media. It's a great way to stay connected with your friends and family. If you landed on this page through a search engine, or even otherwise, then chances are that you are an active social media user. Some people deal with social media many times a day. For such people, and even others who aren't as avid at social media, it could pay off to learn some keyboard shortcuts. Browsers have shortcut keys, and so do websites. While some people might prefer the mouse, others can browse through their social world more quickly and efficiently with the help of keyboard shortcut keys. Here are the most useful shortcut keys for the three most popular social media networks; Facebook, Twitter and Google plus.


Unlike other websites and social media, Facebook has based its shortcut keys on the browser. Hence, the shortcuts for Facebook will vary from browser to browser. In Firefox, you will need to add a Shift key before the key combinations given below, whereas in Internet Explorer, you need to hit Enter after the combination. Same goes for a Mac, except that for Firefox, you need to press Ctrl instead of Shift. Rest of the keys should be same. Here are the key combinations for Facebook.

Key Function
Alt + M Compose new message
Alt + / Main site search
Alt + 1 Go to home page
Alt + 2 Go to Timeline
Alt + 3 See friends requests
Alt + 4 Go to message inbox
Alt + 5 See all notifications
Alt + 6 Go to Account Settings
Alt + 7 Go to Privacy Settings
Alt + 8 Go to Facebook's Profile Page
Alt + 9 Go to Facebook's Terms of Service
Alt + 0 Go to Facebook Help Center


Twitter shortcuts are the easiest to use. Twitter also displays the whole list of shortcuts in a pop-up so you can easily look for the action you want. To bring up this pop-up, simply press the ? key (Shift + /). Here is the list of Twitter shortcuts.

Key Function
F Favorite
R Reply
T Retweet
M New direct message
N New Tweet
Enter Open Tweet Details
L Close all open Tweets
? List of all shortcuts
J Next Tweet
K Previous Tweet
Space Page down
/ Search
. Go to top and load new Tweets
G + H Go Home
G + C Go to Connect
G + A Activity
G + D Discover
G + R Mentions
G + L Lists
G + P Profiles
G + F Favorites
G + M Messages
G + S Settings
G + U Go to user

Google Plus

Google Plus also has its share of shortcuts, but they are relatively fewer, and they can only be activated in certain instances, such as when a post or a particular section of the website is in focus. Here are the most commonly used shortcuts for Google plus.

Key Function
K Go to previous item in the stream (feed)
J Go to next item in the stream
Q Search for people to chat with (when chat windows is active)
Space Scroll down
Shift + Space Scroll up
Enter Start new comment (when focused on a post)
Enter + Tab End comment
@ or + Tag someone (start typing a name)

These were the most common shortcut keys for the most popular social media. If you know of more such shortcuts, then do tell us in the comments below, and we might add it to this list. Cheers :)

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