While a lot of people use touchscreen technology to do the bulk of their communication and social networking, there’s still nothing quite like the satisfaction of using keyboard shortcuts to ease your passage through the day when working from a machine with a physical keyboard!
We’ve compiled a list of some shortcuts that will perform the same (or equivalent) function across Facebook, Twitter and Google+, as well as some shortcuts unique to each network:
1. ‘/’ – Search
2. ‘j’ and ‘k’ – Move up/down news stories/tweets/stream items
3. ‘r’ – Reply/comment on select tweet/post (Twitter and G+ only)
4. ‘m’ – New Message (Facebook and Twitter only)
Facebook Specific Shortcuts:
5. ‘c’ – Comment when on a story in News Feed
6. ‘l’ – like or unlike a selected story
7. ’3′ – Friends
8. ’4′ – Inbox
Twitter Specific Shortcuts:
9. ‘n’ – New Tweet
10. ‘g c’ – Connect
11. ‘g r’ – Mentions
12. ‘g p’ – Profile
13. ‘g m’ – Messages
Google+ Specific Shortcuts:
14. ‘l’ – Load new posts
15. ‘@’ -Send feeback to Google+
On Twitter and Google+, hitting ‘?’ will open up a menu showing the keys for all the shortcuts.
You can also follow these links to view full lists for Facebook shortcuts and Google+ shortcuts, and from Twitter you can select ‘Keyboard shortcuts’ from the settings drop-down.
This blog post got us thinking about how we can improve your experience of using SocialSafe, so we’d like to hear if you have any suggestions for keyboard shortcuts that we can integrate into our app. What features or views do you use the most, and what would make your life easier if there was a shortcut you could take within SocialSafe?
Please let us know by leaving a comment below, or as always get in touch via our social network accounts. You can currently find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+. We look forward to hearing from you!