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28 Twitter Keyboard Shortcuts to Blast Off Your Tweets

With social media all atwitter over the new Star Wars teaser trailer, we can’t help but notice that social media platforms themselves seem like black holes where time mysteriously vanishes and is lost forever. Thankfully, Twitter’s platform seems to have a Yoda-like wisdom that time is precious. Nowhere is this more apparent than in Twitter’s famed 140-character limit, which demands we keep our communications short and hopefully sweet. Twitter also provides a number of built-in keyboard shortcuts so you can ditch the mouse clicks and scrolls and focus your time on composing the perfect tweet.


TWEET ACTIONS

Expending needless mouse clicks while creating and replying to tweets can leave you rightfully paranoid that you’ll get early onset carpal tunnel syndrome. Fortunately, Twitter has a shortcut for the everyday options that you can’t live or tweet without. In most cases, these actions require a single keystroke that’s easy to remember and consists of the first letter of the action to be performed.

  • Compose a new tweet: n
  • Favorite an open tweet: f
  • Reply to an open tweet: r
  • Retweet an open tweet: t
  • Compose a new direct message: m
  • Mute a user: u
  • Block a user: b
  • Open tweet details: Enter
  • Close all open tweets: l (That’s “l” as in Lowbacca — Chewbacca’s nephew.)
  • Expand a photo: o
  • Search: /
  • Send tweet: Ctrl + Enter

NAVIGATION

If the thought of infinite scroll navigation leaves you in an infinite abyss that even a Jedi knight can’t save you from, help is on its way. Twitter’s keyboard shortcuts for navigation can help you fly through the interface.

  • Access the keyboard shortcut menu: Shift + ?
  • Go to the next tweet: j
  • Go to the previous tweet: k
  • Scroll the page down: Space
  • Load new tweets: .

TIMELINE ACTIONS

It can be easy to get inundated in the timeline of our own lives. Alas, life has no keyboard shortcuts (yet!), but timeline actions in Twitter can be fired off with a simple two-stroke combination beginning with the letter “g” for “go.”

  • Go to Home page: g h
  • Go to Notifications: g n
  • Go to Activity: g a
  • Go to Mentions: g r
  • Go to Discover page: g d
  • Go to Profile: g p
  • Go to Favorites: g f
  • Go to Lists: g l
  • Go to Messages: g m
  • Go to Settings: g s
  • Go to a specific user: g u (When prompted, type a username to jump to the user’s profile.)

Memorized all of those shortcuts yet? If not, you can use the keyboard shortcut Shift + ? in Twitter to view a list of keyboard shortcuts in a pop-up menu. Once you get into the swing of using these shortcuts, the force will be with you as you speedily launch your tweets into the stratosphere.

Are there other websites that you’re dying to know the keyboard shortcuts for? Let us know in the comments below!

Manasa Reddigari
Manasa is a freelance writer with a passion for the weird and wonderful technologies that are transforming life as we know it today.

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@sbkliving: Sometimes, it only takes a chic doormat to transition your front steps for the season. Hello, fall!

@rachelpuccetti: Excuse us while we spend an entire lazy Sunday relaxing in this fall-infused space.

@farmhousetofrills: A monochrome mantel never looked so chic. (That fireplace pumpkin setup is seriously *genius*.)

@faith_hope_home: Greet guests with a fall-themed entrance to set the tone for a day of pumpkin carving or scary movie marathoning.

@simplysoutherncottage: Don't forget about those nooks and crannies! This entryway/mudroom situation is capturing our little harvest-loving hearts.

@6thirtydecor: Speaking of pumpkins, pick up a few extra gourds to pave the way into your cozy autumn abode.

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@fiddleleafinteriors: We're going to take a second to *swoon* over this adorable kitchen setup. Those farmhouse accents and simple centerpiece setup? We're in love.

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@drivewaytodreams_crystal: We're going to go ahead and give two thumbs up to all of these orange-hued accents. Backdropped with a neutral furnishings and they truly *pop*!

@cripcollectiveig: For those who don't want to go overboard with the "fall stuff" this one will speak to you. Compile a couple of cute throws and a minimalist pumpkin print on your mantle and you're set

@cavcottage: Who said fun pillows were limited to furnishings only? We're ALL about this entry display.

@houseon77th: This daybed setup is a *dream*. But actually, this would be the perfect space to doze off in come the colder days.

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