Facebook Tips : Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook

Posted by Prashant on August 6, 2011 in Facebook


Facebook has grown to more than 750 million users but hardly few of those know that Facebook has keyboard shortcuts. Google Plus took the right step by introducing the shortcuts in the beta phase of its launch. Yes, shortcuts for Facebook are also available in its help center but not many people know about it.

Shortcuts mentioned below are browser specific i.e. you have to press a different key combination depending on your browser type. This has been done to avoid activating browser hot keys. Below is the complete of shortcuts that can really make your online Facebook experience much more easy.

Browser Specific additional keys:

Internet Explorer for PC:    Key combination then Enter crossroads_shortcuts

Firefox for PC:   Shift + Key Combination

Safari for Mac:  Ctrl + Key Combination

Firefox for Mac:  Ctrl + Key Combination

Key Combinations

  • Alt+1: Home page
  • Alt+2: Your profile page
  • Alt+3: Friend requests
  • Alt+4: Your messages
  • Alt+5: Notifications
  • Alt+6: Account page
  • Alt+7: Privacy
  • Alt+8: Facebook’s Facebook page
  • Alt+9: Facebook Terms/Agreement
  • Alt+0: Facebook help center
  • Alt+?: Search
  • Alt+m: Compose a new message


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