Keyboard Shortcuts for Twitter

Last updated: January 15, 2017 - 2:06pm EST

Keyboard shortcuts are a way for you to redirect to another page or window quickly by pressing one or two buttons. For some, this may be much quicker and easier than reaching for the mouse and finding where you want to go within a website.

Why use Keyboard Shortcuts?

Keyboard shortcuts are an easy way to navigate Twitter. For example, you can start composing a new tweet simply by pressing the “N” key on your keyboard while Twitter is open in your web browser. There are plenty of other keyboard shortcuts that are available on Twitter.

Keyboard shortcuts may take a little while to remember, but once you’re used to them, it will be make composing tweets and browsing Twitter much easier and faster.

Finding Twitter's List of Keyboard Shortcuts

  1. Go to in your web browser and log in (if you haven't already).  When you get to your home page, click the settings button () in the top right corner and select Keyboard Shortcuts.

  2. You will now see a graphic table of what keys on your keyboard will do what things on Twitter.

Once you get used to using these shortcuts, you’ll nearly never have to use your mouse – or track pad, if you’re on a laptop – on Twitter again!

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