The ABCs of Twitter Hotkeys

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Last week, I introduced you to the list of WordPress hotkeys.

It struck a nerve in the Author Media community. A lot of readers have been using the same technology for years without knowing that there were shortcuts that could make their life easier.

That needs to change.

After I learned about the WordPress hotkeys last week, I started looking around to find out what other hotkeys I needed to know about. I wanted to find more information to share not only with blog readers but my social media coaching clients as well.

That’s When I Found The Twitter Hotkey List

There are thousands of writers on the micro-blogging site. They range from casual bloggers to celebrity authors like Nicholas Sparks who just want to connect with their readers.

Twitter lowers the hurdles to connecting with readers, writers, and newsmakers. If Facebook reminds you of High School with popular cliques and the constant striving to be seen in a good light, think of Twitter as the elementary school playground.

There are a few bullies but for the most part, everyone just wants to play. The joy of it is that you can join in on conversations from all over the world.

As long as you have an account, you can access expert opinions and even give a few of your own.

When I started poking around Twitter, I found their hotkey list. These will only work on Twitter.com. If you use HootSuite, TweetDeck, or any other third party application, these won’t work.

The ABCs of Twitter Hotkeys

Key

F

GA

GC

GD

GF

GH

GL

GM

GP

GR

GS

GU

J

K

L

M

N

R

T

“Enter”

“Space”

.

/

?

Action

Favorite

Activity

Connect

Discover

Favorites

Home

Lists

Messages

Settings

Profile

Mentions

Go to user…

Next Tweet

Previous Tweet

Close all open Tweets

Direct Message

New Tweet

Reply

Retweet

Open Tweet details

Page down

Load new Tweets

Search

This Menu

It is important to note that these hotkeys will only work on Twitter’s main website. Third party applications have different sets of hotkeys.

Feel free to print the alphabetical list or pin either list. The following image comes straight from Twitter.

Twitter Hotkey Cheat Shet

Hotkeys are intimidating at first but given time, they’ll become second nature.

Which hotkeys do you use? What other programs do you want to know the hotkeys for?