Enhance your performance on Facebook with keyboard shortcuts

Save time and enhance performance with Facebook keyboard shortcuts


As we prepare to work in an even more socially networked world in 2013, it is important that we find ways to work smarter not harder. One practical way I have found to work smarter and quicker is to use Facebook keyboard shortcuts designed to expedite how we navigate the world's most popular network. If you are not familiar with keyboard shortcuts, they are an alternate means for performing basic commands in computer programs that you would normally control through a menu or mouse.  Studies have show that using keyboard shortcuts can allow you to work  up to 10-times faster! Since incorporating these shortcuts into my daily Facebook routine, I have definitely realized results and am excited about the time I'm saving by not fumbling to position the cursor just right and navigate hard to find menus. If you would like to move through Facebook faster, you should give  these Facebook keyboard shortcuts a try too!

Note: I use Google Chrome on a PC but if you're on a Mac, I think you you need to add Ctrl+Option+ to each of the shortcuts. On IE you need to hit Enter after each shortcut combination. 

Alt+1 : Return to Home

Alt+2 : To view the Timeline
Alt+3 : To pull down the Friends Requests list
Alt+4 : To retrieve the Messages list
Alt+5 : To call out the Notification list
Alt+6 : Account setting page
Alt+m : Create new message
Alt+? : Cursor in the Search Box
And last but not least,  Alt+0 to quickly access the Facebook Help Center.
If you are using any of these Facebook keyboard shortcuts or have any other easy Facebook time-saving tips, I would love to hear about it below. Also please feel free to share  with your friends and fans!


  • Thanks for sharing the shortcuts. I have printed them out and will be using them. I love my mouse, but can see how using these shortcuts can save some time.

    • shirleywilsonsocial

      Thanks for your comment Rebecca. Good luck with giving it a try….

  • Wow, that is so cool! Keyboard shortcuts would definitely shave some time off of using Facebook!

    • shirleywilsonsocial

      Hi Sherie, these really help me get around the site faster. Hope you try them.

  • Key West Rebecca

    Thanks for the tips. As busy as I am, an extra 10 minutes means a lot.

  • Wow Shirley, I didn’t even realize these shortcuts existed. I don’t know why I didn’t ever check it out. Thank you for this post about them. This should save lots of time!

  • Thanks Shirley… Really appreciate these shortcuts!! Can’t wait to implement and start saving even more time!!

  • These are great to know Shirley! Anything to save time!!

  • Carele Belanger

    wow! thank you for this wonderful information!

  • Thanks for sharing the shortcut Shirley! Time saving techniques are really useful. 🙂