List of Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts

When I first began programming about twenty years ago, I had a colleague that was an advanced architect and genius developer. Each time that I reached over with my right hand, he would mumble something about being mouse disabled. His version wasn’t as politically correct and was often wrapped with some obscene words that aren’t safe for work… but I digress. Twenty years later, I’m still dependent upon my mouse.

That said, I have an incredible appreciation for those folks who learn and love shortcuts. There’s simply something magical about watching someone efficiently go about their tasks without ever slowing down to touch their mouse. With those keyboard jocks assembled in every darkroom of every social media platform, you know that it’s only a matter of time before their user interfaces are optimized so, outside of grabbing the next energy drink and a slice of pizza, their fingers never have to stray far from their keyboard.

The following are a list of keyboard shortcuts to use on Twitter’s site:

Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts Graphic

And here they are written out if you’d like to copy them:

Twitter Action Keyboard Shortcuts

  • n  =  new Tweet
  • l  =  like
  • r  =  reply
  • t  =  Retweet
  • m  =  Direct Message
  • u  =  mute account
  • b  =  block account
  • enter  =  open Tweet details
  • o   =  expand photo
  • /  =  search
  • cmd-enter | ctrl-enter  =  send Tweet

Twitter Navigation Keyboard Shortcuts

  • ?  =  full keyboard menu
  • j  =  next Tweet
  • k  =  previous Tweet
  • space  =  page down
  • .  =  load new Tweets

Twitter Timeline Keyboard Shortcuts

  • g and h  =  Home timeline
  • g and o  =  Moments
  • g and n  =  Notifications tab
  • g and r  =  Mentions
  • g and p  =  profile 
  • g and l  =  likes tab
  • g and i  =  lists tab
  • g and m  =  Direct Messages
  • g and s  =  Settings and privacy
  • g and u  =  go to someone’s profile

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