The Ultimate Social Media Keyboard Shortcuts Guide


Social Media

Social media helps us in a number of ways from staying updated to communicating with friends, but one area it doesn’t help us is with time.

If you’ve ever logged onto Facebook to “check a few things” only to realize 45 minutes have passed, you know exactly what I’m talking about.

While our time spent on social media may not go down anytime soon, these keyboard shortcuts will help you navigate a bit quicker.

Facebook

Depending on what operating system and browser you use, here are the basics:

  • Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + number, then Enter
  • Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + number
  • Safari for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + number
  • Firefox for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + number
  • Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + number
  • Chrome for PC: Alt + number

Here are the numbers followed by their corresponding actions:

  • 0 – Help
  • 1 – Home
  • 2 – Timeline
  • 3 – Friends
  • 4 – Inbox
  • 5 – Notifications
  • 6 – Account Settings
  • 7 – Privacy
  • 8 – About
  • 9 – Terms

You can also comment, scroll between posts and more:

  • j and k – Scroll between posts in News Feed
  • c – Comment on the selected post
  • l – Like or unlike post
  • m – Create a new message
  • q – Open chat
  • p – Start a new post
  • / – Search

Twitter

While Facebook requires you to first hit specific keys, Twitter works by just pressing certain letters or a combination of letters.

  • j – Next tweet
  • k – Previous tweet
  • Space – Scroll down one page
  • . (period) – Load new tweets
  • n – New tweet
  • f – Favorite tweet
  • r – Reply
  • t – Retweet
  • m – Direct message
  • b – Block user
  • u – Unblock user
  • Enter – Open/expand tweet
  • l – Close all open/expanded tweets
  • / – Search
  • gh – Home
  • gc – Connect
  • ga – Activity
  • gr – Mentions
  • gd – Discover
  • gp – Profile
  • gf – Favorites
  • gl – Lists
  • gm – Messages
  • gs – Settings
  • gu – Go to specific user’s profile

YouTube

You’re probably familiar with most of these keyboard shortcuts, but there may be a few you didn’t know.

  • Space – Play/pause
  • Back arrow key – Go back three seconds
  • Forward arrow key – Go forward three seconds
  • Up arrow key – Turn volume up
  • Down arrow key – Turn volume down
  • f – Go fullscreen
  • Esc – Exit fullscreen
  • M – Mute video
  • 0 to 9 – Skip to 10 percent and up to 90 percent of video

Pinterest

Currently, Pinterest doesn’t have a set list of keyboard shortcuts. However, if you use Google Chrome, this extension allows you to pin any image or website by hitting Ctrl+Alt+P.

Google+

Google+ supported keyboard shortcuts from the very beginning, and its list is short but sweet.

  • j – Skip to next post
  • k – Go back to previous post
  • o – Expand/collapse current post
  • n – Go forward through each comment
  • p – Go back to previous comment
  • r – Leave a comment on current post
  • l – Load new posts
  • / – Search
  • Back arrow key – Open list of navigation options (Profile, People, Photos, etc.)
  • Once option is chosen, hit enter to open page.

What social media tips or hacks do you use to save time?


Mike Stenger

Lover of technology, Mike often makes jokes that nobody laughs at.

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