We all use use Facebook on a daily basis for connecting with friends, to keep up with world news and even for online marketing. Whether you are a marketer or just a fun user, it is likely you spend much of your time repeating the same actions such as liking, posting, sharing and commenting, among other actions on Facebook. Therefore, learning some keyboard shortcuts and emoji codes could save you time and improve your productivity.
Related: Twitter keyboard shortcuts.
Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard shortcuts make it easy for visually impaired user to navigate and use the site more easily. Below, we have prepared a list of keyboard shortcuts for navigations and emoticons for Facebook.
The navigation shortcuts differ depending on your OS and browser:
- Chrome: Alt + Number
- Firefox: Shift + Alt + Number
- Edge / Internet Explorer: Alt + Number and Enter
Control + Option + Number
Action shortcuts remain same in Windows and macOS for all the browsers.
|Navigation Shortcuts (use the number with the modifier keys as given above)|
|1||Create Menu (pages, ads, events or group)|
|6||Facebook Account Settings|
|Action Shortcuts on News Feed|
|J||Move to next post in feed|
|K||Move to previous post in feed|
|P||Post a new status on your timeline|
|L||Like/ Unlike a selected post|
|S||Share a selected post|
|C||Comment on the current post|
|/||To focus the cursor to the main Facebook search box|
|Q||Focuses the cursor to the chat search box|
|O||To open a file attached to the selected post|
|?||Displays a list of all shortcuts|
|Enter||View more on the currently selected post|
|Shortcuts for Web Messenger|
|Alt + M||Open a new message|
|Alt + Q||Search conversation|
|Alt + J||Move message to spam box|
|Alt + Del||Archive/ Unarchive a conversation|
How to Use the Keyboard Shortcuts?
When you are in Facebook timeline feed, simply press ? to get the list of action shortcuts for news feed. These action shortcuts work on Windows and macOS on all the browsers.
Most of the web messenger shortcuts only on Windows OS, while “Control + Open + M” to open a new message in Mac. The navigation shortcuts work based on the OS and browser. For example, press “Control + Option + 5” in Chrome on Mac to open “Notifications” page.