Updated: 03/01/2018 by Computer Hope

Forward may refer to any of the following:

1. When referring to e-mail, forward is a button or feature that allows you to take a received e-mail and send it to one of your contacts.

2. With an Internet browser, forward moves you forward a page. It only works if you have previously used the back button. If you have not gone back, and your browser shows a forward button, it will be grayed out.


Hold down the Alt key and press the right arrow key on your keyboard to move forward.

3. When referring to a keyboard, forward is the right arrow key on the arrow keys.


In some cases (e.g., online game), "forward" may also be the up arrow on the arrow keys that moves your character forward.

E-mail terms, Fast forward, Forward slash, Reply