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Everyday we use various social networking sites especially Facebook, Twitter and Google+ to connect with our friends virtually over the wire. These social networking sites are now directly and/or indirectly connected with our daily life.


As a computer user, many time we are familiar with Keyboard to do some operations and in such case we need to know the shortcut keys of those sites. In this non-technical blog post, I will share the shortcut keys of Facebook, Twitter and Google+.


For people who works in front of the computer for whole day, there is a big chance of having pain on your wrist if you use mouse continuously. If you are using the mouse, this will increase the probability of inflammation. Studies says that using the keyboard you can do your works faster using the shortcut keys.



Most of you spends a huge time in social networking sites and using mouse may increase the pain in your wrist. Hence in this post, I am going to share the shortcut keys of mostly used social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+ which will reduce your wrist pain and improve your productivity of using those sites.


Facebook is a social networking service and website launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. As of May 2012, Facebook has over 900 million active users, more than half of them using Facebook on a mobile device. Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg with his college roommates and fellow students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes.The website's membership was initially limited by the founders to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It gradually added support for students at various other universities before opening to high school students, and eventually to anyone aged 13 and over. Here is the keyboard shortcuts of Facebook:


Facebook Shortcut Keys
Facebook Action Mozilla Firefox Google Chrome Internet Explorer
Compose a New Message Shift + Alt + M Alt + M Alt + M + Enter
Focus in Search Box Shift + Alt + ? Alt + ? Alt + ? + Enter
Goto Help Center Shift + Alt + 0 Alt + 0 Alt + 0 + Enter
Goto Home Page Shift + Alt + 1 Alt + 1 Alt + 1 + Enter
Goto Profile Page Shift + Alt + 2 Alt + 2 Alt + 2 + Enter
Goto Friend Request Shift + Alt + 3 Alt + 3 Alt + 3 + Enter
Messages if any Shift + Alt + 4 Alt + 4 Alt + 4 + Enter
Open Notifications Shift + Alt + 5 Alt + 5 Alt + 5 + Enter
Goto Account Settings Shift + Alt + 6 Alt + 6 Alt + 6 + Enter
Goto Privacy Settings Shift + Alt + 7 Alt + 7 Alt + 7 + Enter
Visit Official Facebook Page Shift + Alt + 8 Alt + 8 Alt + 8 + Enter
Read Service Agreement Shift + Alt + 9 Alt + 9 Alt + 9 + Enter
Like/Unlike photos in Light Box L L L 


Twitter is an online social networking service and micro blogging service that enables its users to send and read text-based posts of up to 140 characters, known as "tweets". It was created in March 2006 by Jack Dorsey and launched that July. The service rapidly gained worldwide popularity, with over 500 million active users as of 2012, generating over 340 million tweets daily and handling over 1.6 billion search queries per day.Since its launch, the Twitter website has become one of the top 10 most visited on the Internet, and has been described as "the SMS of the Internet."Unregistered users can read the tweets, while registered users can post tweets through the website interface, SMS, or a range of apps for mobile devices. Here is the keyboard shortcuts of Twitter:


Twitter Shortcut Keys
Twitter Action Key Twitter Action Key
Favorite a Tweet F Home G + H
Reply to a Tweet R Connect G + C
Retweet T Activity G + A
Direct Message M Show Mentions G + R
Compose a Tweet N Discover G + D
Open Tweet Details Enter Goto Profile G + P
Close all Open Tweets L Goto Favorites G + F
Show Keyboard Help ? Show Lists G + L
Navigate to Next Tweet J Show Messages G + M
Navigate to Previous Tweet K Open Settings G + S
Page Down Space Goto User G + U
Search /  
Load New Tweets . 


Google+ (pronounced and sometimes written as Google Plus, sometimes abbreviated as G+) is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It was launched in June 28, 2011. As of April 2012, it had a total of 170 million registered users. Google Plus originally launched as Google Circles, a name alluding to its emphasis on organizing friendship information. The service was launched as an invitation-only "field test" in June 2011. Early invites were soon suspended due to an "insane demand" for new accounts. On September 20, 2011, Google+ was opened to everyone 18 years of age or older without the need for an invitation. Here is the keyboard shortcuts of Google Plus:


Google+ Shortcut Keys
Google+ Action Key
Move to Next Stream j
Move to Previous Stream k
New Comment on Current Post n
Previous Comment on Current Post p
Scroll Up Shift + Space
Scroll Down Ctrl + Space 



I hope that this post will be helpful for your day to day works in social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Bookmark this blog post and make a print out of the same. Recall this post whenever you want to use the shortcut keys in those sites.


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