Useful keyboard shortcuts for the new Twitter

As I write these words, you should all be enjoying the new Twitter design. According to the app’s official blog, 100% of their 160 million users have now access to the new Twitter, whether they’ve been using the tool for years or signed up for it only yesterday.

keyboard shortcuts for the new Twitter

Either way – and whether you like the new design or not – I thought it would be a good idea to make a list of the most useful shortcuts for using the new Twitter without taking your hands off the keyboard. It makes the web app even easier to use. Who knows, maybe it’ll help you to learn to love it, if you’re reluctant to accept change. So, here we go:

  • To tweet a new message, press the N key.
  • To see your Favorite tweets, press G and then F.
  • To see your mentions, press G and then R.
  • To scroll down the timeline, press the spacebar.
  • To reply to a message, press the R key after selecting the message.
  • To retweet a message, press the T key. Remember that first you must select the message you want to share with your followers.
  • To visit someone’s profile, press G and then U, and start entering the user’s name in the floating window. Twitter will complete the text as you type.
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