2013 Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts Guide

Facebook is such a big part of our daily lives. Many of us spend probably more hours than we should on the social network site catching up on what's happening in the lives of our family and friends and sharing our own news. However, for all the benefits of Facebook, one of the major downsides, is the sheer amount of time it can take up in our day to day lives.


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Many of us at some point have tried cutting down the amount of time we spend on the site. Some of use have gone to the extreme of deleting our Facebook account all together, only to create a new account months, weeks or even days later.

I have lost track of the amount of times that I have gone cold turkey on Facebook. it's does feel liberating cutting those Facebook ties, but the truth it, Facebook makes it easier to feel connected to my family and friends who are living overseas.

Fortunately there are some tips which you can utilise which can make your time spent on Facebook more efficient. A little known fact about Facebook is that there are several shortcut keys available to use on your keyboard that can speed up your Facebook experience.

Let's face it, many of us will log onto Facebook daily (if not several times a day) so knowing a few shortcuts will be a great time saver and the next best thing to actually cutting down on our Facebook time. These shortcuts are also great for social media managers who spend their working hours on Facebook each and every day.

Most popular Facebook shortcuts

The following is a list of the most useful shortcuts needed to use Facebook and knowing those six shortcuts should pretty much cover most of what you would need on a daily basis. AS you can probably tell there aren't any Facebook keyboard shortcuts for mobile access, but the table below lists the four major internet browsers covering both Mac and PC keyboards.

Most Commonly Used Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts for PC

Function
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
New Message
Shift + Alt + M
Alt + M
Enter + Alt + M
Home Screen
Shift + Alt + 1
Alt + 1
Enter + Alt + 1
Your Profile Page
Shift + Alt + 2
Alt + 2
Enter + Alt + 2
Friend Requests
Shift + Alt + 3
Alt + 3
Enter + Alt + 3
Your Messages
Shift + Alt + 4
Alt + 4
Enter + Alt + 4
Notifications
Shift + Alt + 5
Alt + 5
Enter + Alt + 5

Most Commonly Used Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Function
Mozilla Firefox
Chrome / Safari
New Message
Control + m
Control + Option + m
Home Screen
Control + 0
Control + Option + 0
Your Profile Page
Control + 2
Control + Option + 2
Friend Requests
Control + 3
Control + Option + 3
Your Messages
Control + 4
Control + Option + 4
Notifications
Control + 5
Control + Option + 5

Full List of Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac and PC

The following two table contains the full list of Facebook keyboard shortcuts covering both a PC and Mac computer. The same shortcut number is used across all browsers so it's quite easier to adapt the shortcuts across different browsers.

Full List of Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac

Function
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome and Safari
New Message
Control + m
Control + Option + m
Search Function
Control + ?
Control + Option + ?
Help Screen
Control + 0
Control + Option + 0
Home Screen
Control + 1
Control + Option + 1
Your Profile Page
Control + 2
Control + Option + 2
Your Friend Requests
Control + 3
Control + Option + 3
Your Messages
Control + 4
Control + Option + 4
Your Notifcations
Control + 5
Control + Option + 5
General Account Settings
Control + 6
Control + Option + 6
Your Privacy Settings
Control + 7
Control + Option + 7
Official Facebook Page
Control + 8
Control + Option + 8
Terms and Policy
Control + 9
Control + Option + 9
 
 
 

Full List of Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts for PC

Function
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome
Internet Explorer
New Message
Shift + Alt + M
Alt +M
Enter + Alt + M
Search Function
Shift+ Alt + ?
Alt + ?
Enter + Alt + ?
Help Screen
Shift + Alt + 0
Alt + 0
Enter + Alt + 0
Home Screen
Shift+ Alt + 1
Alt + 1
Enter + Alt + 1
Your Profile Page
Shift + Alt + 2
Alt + 2
Enter + Alt + 2
Your Friend Requests
Shift + Alt + 3
Alt + 3
Enter + Alt + 3
Your Messages
Shift + Alt + 4
Alt + 4
Enter + Alt + 4
Your Notifications
Shift + Alt + 5
Alt + 5
Enter + Alt + 5
General Account Settings
Shift + Alt + 6
Alt + 6
Enter + Alt + 6
Your Privacy Settings
Shift + Alt + 7
Alt + 7
Enter + Alt + 7
Official Facebook Page
Shift + Alt + 8
Alt + 8
Enter + Alt + 8
Terms and Policy
Shift + Alt + 9
Alt + 9
Enter + Alt + 9

Feel free to print or bookmark this page for future reference and you are also welcome to share it on Facebook. At first, remembering this shortcuts might take some trial and error, but I am sure in no time these shortcuts will become second nature and in the long term it will save you time.

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