Facebook keyboard shortcuts

Updated: 05/02/2021 by Computer Hope
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Before using Facebook keyboard shortcuts, determine the modifier keys for your computer, which is based on what browser and operating system you are using. Below is each of the modifier keys for each of the browser and operating system.

Win & Chrome Win & Firefox Win & IE OS X & Firefox OS X & Other
Alt Alt+Shift Alt Fn+Ctrl Option+Ctrl

Once you have determined the modifier for your operating system and browser, use the above key(s) with any of the following 12 keys. For example, if you were using Firefox in Windows and wanted to go to the Facebook Home you could press Alt+Shift+1.

Tip

If you are using Chrome, after pressing Alt+# let go of both keys and press Enter for the shortcut to work. For example, press Alt+1 (let go) and then press Enter to open the Facebook homepage.

M Open a new message. The M shortcut to open a new message doesn't work in Internet Explorer, because it is used for the home shortcut.
? Go to the Facebook Search
1 Home (News Feed)
2 Your profile page
3 Friend requests
4 Messages
5 Notifications
6 Your Account Settings
7 Your Privacy Settings
8 Go to the Facebook page
9 View Facebook Statements and Rights agreement.
0 Open Facebook help center
Notice

The above shortcut keys only work with the numbers on the top of your keyboard, not the number pad.

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