Article Updated: 10 November 2014
We all spends a lot of time in browsing Facebook daily right from sleeping on bed in the morning to going to bed at night. What if we can *save* some time while wasting time on Facebook, using some Keyboard shortcuts keys? 😉 Yes, that will be great, shortcut keys not only helps you to browse Facebook quickly but they also save your internet bandwidth as you don't need to visit more pages to access a particular page. So, here are the Facebook Keyboard shortcuts keys for accessing news feed, different Facebook pages and Web Messenger.
Note that these keyboard shortcut keys are browser specific so they vary from OS to OS and browser to browser.For example, for accessing your Timeline in Windows Firefox browser, you can use Shift + Alt + 2 but that will not work in Firefox browser for mac, for mac the shortcut keys will be Ctrl + Opt +2. So, you've to use the combination of keys depending on your browser and system to make Facebook shortcuts work.
Some shortcut are really time saver as well as internet bandwidth saver like keyboard shortcut for accessing 'Activity log'. Suppose, if you follow the link way to access activity log then first you've to go to your timeline and then from there to Activity log. And if you use shortcut to access 'activity log' then just press Shift + Alt + 7 (On Firefox for windows) and you'll see the activity log, no matter on which page you're currently.
Use the Below combination of keys according to your browser and system followed by the access key number, replace # with the access key listed below.
Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + #, then Enter
Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + #
- Chrome for PC: Alt + #
- Firefox for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
Safari for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
Facebook Access Keys
Use the below access keys with the above combination keys to make a shortcut. For example I want to open my timeline on my Firefox for mac, so i will use Ctrl + Opt + 2 as access key 2 is assigned for the timeline.
0 —> Help Center
1 —> Homepage
2 —> Timeline
3 —> Friends
4 —> Inbox
5 —> Notifications
6 —> Settings
7 —> Activity LogNote: The below Number shortcut keys will work by using the Top Numbers keys on Keyboard only, not by Number Pad in Side.
Facebook Keyboard Shortcut Keys
Here's the table we've created for you to quickly check out any Facebook keyboard shortcut key for your system. Just note down them somewhere for your browser, so that you can keep in mind next time you browse Facebook. You can also bookmark this post in your browser by pressing Ctrl+D
|Firefox For Windows||Chrome For Windows||For Internet Explorer||Firefox For Mac||Chrome For Mac||Safari Browser for Mac|
|Help Center||Shift + Alt + 0||Alt + 0||Alt + 0, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 0||Ctrl + Opt + 0||Ctrl + Opt + 0|
|Homepage||Shift + Alt + 1||Alt + 1||Alt + 1, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 1||Ctrl + Opt + 1||Ctrl + Opt + 1|
|Timeline||Shift + Alt + 2||Alt + 2||Alt + 2, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 2||Ctrl + Opt + 2||Ctrl + Opt + 2|
|Friends||Shift + Alt + 3||Alt + 3||Alt + 3, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 3||Ctrl + Opt + 3||Ctrl + Opt + 3|
|Inbox||Shift + Alt + 4||Alt + 4||Alt + 4, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 4||Ctrl + Opt + 4||Ctrl + Opt + 4|
|Notifications||Shift + Alt + 5||Alt + 5||Alt + 5, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 5||Ctrl + Opt + 5||Ctrl + Opt + 5|
|Settings||Shift + Alt + 6||Alt + 6||Alt + 6, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 6||Ctrl + Opt + 6||Ctrl + Opt + 6|
|Activity Log||Shift + Alt + 7||Alt + 7||Alt + 7, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 7||Ctrl + Opt + 7||Ctrl + Opt + 7|
|About||Shift + Alt + 8||Alt + 8||Alt + 8, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 8||Ctrl + Opt + 8||Ctrl + Opt + 8|
|Terms and conditions||Shift + Alt + 9||Alt + 9||Alt + 9, then Enter||Ctrl + Opt + 9||Ctrl + Opt + 9||Ctrl + Opt + 9|
#Facebook News Feed Keyboard Shortcut Keys
We've already covered all Facebook news feed keyboard shortcut keys in an another separate post. We're again covering some news feed keyboard shortcuts here, to check out all news feed shortcuts click here.
- For scrolling between Facebook news feed stories, press j to scroll down and k to scroll up.
- To comment on the selected Facebook story, just press c .
- To like or unlike the selected story, press l .
- To share the selected story, press s .
- To post a new status, press p .
- To open attachment of the selected story like Photo and Video, press o .
- To Graph search while scrolling news feed, press / (forward slash).
- To Search chat contacts, press q.
#Facebook Web Messenger Keyboard Shortcuts
- CTRL + i —> Go to Inbox
- CTRL + m —> Start a new message
CTRL + g —> Search conversations
CTRL + u —> Go to Other folder
CTRL + Delete —> Archive/unarchive conversation
CTRL + j —> Mark as spam
- CTRL + q —> Show/hide keyboard shortcuts
Do you use Keyboard shortcuts to browse Facebook? If yes, Which shortcuts you use mostly? Do share with us in the comment section. And if you've any type of query about Facebook keyboard shortcuts keys, drop it in our Facebook Group, our team will get back to your asap. Happy Facebooking!