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How To Use Facebook's Hidden Keyboard Shortcuts

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At the end of a long day, you could be lounging in bed with your laptop, scrolling through your endless newsfeed on Facebook. But you’re so tired, and scrolling takes so much effort…

Well, Facebook has your lazy bums covered. Unknown to most people, they actually have keyboard shortcuts for those too lazy to click or scroll, and have been dutifully updating them through each change to the Facebook homepage we know and love. The only thing you have to do is tap, and you can like, comment, or even scroll through different stories.

Remembering them all may be a problem though.

Newsfeed Shortcuts

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  • P: post a new status update
  • J: move down to the next story
  • K: move up to the previous story
  • L: like or unlike the selected story
  • S: share the selected story
  • C: comment on the selected story
  • O: open an attachment from the selected story
  • Enter/return: see more of the selected story (most stories nowadays are shown in full though)
  • / to go to the search function
  • Q to search for contacts in Messenger

Lost yet? Well, we’re not done yet…

Messenger Shortcuts

Facebook Shortcuts Keyboard

Press Ctrl or Alt with:

  • M: start a new message
  • J: mark a message as spam
  • G: search messages
  • I: Inbox
  • U: Other
  • Delete: Archive/unarchive conversations
  • Q: keyboard shortcuts

Yup, you’re probably confused already. But wait, there’s more!

Navigation Shortcuts

Image Credit: Mashable
Image Credit: Mashable

If you’re a Windows user:

  • Internet Explorer: Alt + #, then Enter
  • Mozilla Firefox: Shift + Alt + #
  • Google Chrome for PC: Alt + #

If you’re a Mac user:

  • Safari: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Mozilla Firefox: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Chrome: Ctrl + Opt + #

‘#’ will refer to a specific number, which will bring you to a different part of Facebook.

  • 1: Home
  • 2: Timeline
  • 3: Friends
  • 4: Inbox
  • 5: Notifications
  • 6: Settings
  • 7: Activity Log
  • 8: About
  • 9: Terms
  • 0: Help

And finally!

Keyboard Shortcuts Shortcut

  • ? while in the News Feed

Good luck trying to remember all of that.

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