Ever since we released our social media keyboard shortcuts for Mac, PC users have understandably been demanding a version of their own.
Well, my computer friends, the day has finally come. Use these keyboard shortcuts to be more productive on social media, impress your colleagues, and save precious seconds from your workflow.
Social media keyboard shortcuts: PC version
At the end of this post, we’ve also included handy Moyens I/O shortcuts to find the most relevant customer conversations on social media.
Keyboard shortcuts for Facebook
PC keyboard shortcuts for Facebook differ from one browser to another. In all shortcuts below, replace the “#” symbol with the corresponding “access key” number listed.
Shortcuts for navigating Facebook:
Internet Explorer: lower + #Then Login
Firefox: Shift + lower + #
Chromium: lower + #
0 – Help
one – House
2nd – Timeline
3 – Friends
4 – Inbox
5 – Notifications
6 – Settings
7 – Activity Log
8 – About
9 – Terms
So, if you’re using Chrome and want to open your notifications on Facebook, you use the Alt + 5 shortcut.
Other Facebook keyboard shortcuts:
J and k – Scroll through news feed stories
P – Submit a new status
I – Like or dislike selected story
C – Comment on the selected story
s – Share the selected story
HE – Open an attachment from the selected story
/ – Call
Q – Search chat contacts
Keyboard shortcuts for Twitter
Shortcuts for navigating Twitter:
You can hold down the keys at the same time or press them sequentially as if you were typing a two-letter word.
G + H – House
G + HE – moments
G + n – Notifications
G + r – Honorable Mentions
G + P – Profile
G + I – Love
G + I – Lists
G + m – Messages
G + s – Settings
G + B – Go to user…
Other Twitter keyboard shortcuts:
n – New tweet
I – Love
r – Retweet
m – direct message
J – Next tweet
k – Previous tweet
. – Upload new tweets
To see the full list of keyboard shortcuts, type ? While on any Twitter page.
Keyboard shortcuts for Moyens I/O
Sign in to Moyens I/O. click Add Stream then choose Call and enter these filters in the search bar with the keyword you want to track.
Find real people, not spam and sales messages
Social media is full of spam and vendors selling products, making it hard to see real customer conversations. To circumvent this, you can customize your search in Moyens I/O to only show posts that have no links. This brings out real human conversations, like people talking about what fashion items they love, car enthusiasts sharing what accessories to buy, and other small communities.
To find unlinked posts, use the following filter after a keyword in hoosuite: -filter:links
Give examples: coffee filter: links
Find social posts with links—filter chatter
On the other hand, you may want to see only posts with links (for example, if you’re doing competitive research).
To find posts with links, use the following filter after a keyword: filter:links
Give examples: coffee filter: links
Find customers near you
To find conversations that take place near your physical location, use the following filter after a keyword: close:[location]
Give examples: coffee nearby:Liverpool
(Of course, replace “Liverpool” with the city you’re looking for.)
Search social posts by language
If you want to find posts in a specific language, use your keyword followed by “lang:” and the appropriate language code. So, if you want to search for Spanish speakers (language code “es”), a search for “café” will look like this:
Give examples: cafe language
This also applies to other languages (en, fr, zh-cn, etc.).
Search for posts with questions
One in Moyens I/O? you’ll see posts with your keyword and only questions. Whether you want to find customer questions you can solve easily, or need quick ideas for blog posts or social content, this filter can help you better understand and engage with your customers.
Give examples: best coffee machine
More Moyens I/O templates to save you time
If you like keyboard shortcuts, you might also like these seven social media templates we’ve created to help you get more done in less time.
Moyens I/O is the perfect platform to use all the PC keyboard shortcuts you’ve just learned.