Updated: 06/02/2020 by Computer Hope

Forward may refer to any of the following:

e-mail forward

1. When referring to e-mail, forward is a button or feature that lets you send a received e-mail to another e-mail address. For example, if customer service received an e-mail they may forwarded it to a manager who may forward it to the CEO.

browser forward

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 Alt and press Right arrow key on your keyboard to move forward.

keyboard 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