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10 Game-Changing Twitter Shortcuts

July 19, 2016

Discover the 10 simple keyboard hacks that will change the way you use Twitter.

 

Twitter has some incredibly handy keyboard shortcuts that few know about. Despite having more than 500 million users worldwide, the social media site’s hidden keyboard has remained on the down-low…until now. 

 

 

To keep you in the know, we’ve put together a list of our 10 ten favourite shortcuts, in 140 characters or less. 

 

Go Hard or Go Home

 

GH = Home 

 

There’s no place like home! Pressing 'g h' on your keyboard is the quickest way to return to your home Twitter feed after hours of profile hopping! 

 

Worth A Mention

 

GR = Mentions

 

If your mentions are non-stop, save your fingers the hardship of scrolling and press “g r” instead. 

 

Haters Gonna Hate

 

B = Block

 

Blocking keyboard warriors and Twitter trolls is as easy as holding down ‘b’. 

 

Sneak peek 

 

GU = Users' profiles

 

Instead of using the search box, pressing 'g u' will launch a handy pop-up. Just type in the name of the user you’re searching for and their profile will automatically load. 

 

What’s Happening?

 

N = New Tweet

 

If you’re suddenly feeling inspired, pressing 'n' on your keyboard will launch the 'What's happening?' box. 

 

Like 4 Like

 

L = Like 

 

The next time you feel like you have to acknowledge a tweet, but can’t think of a witty reply, just press ‘l’ to like it instead. 

 

What’s the T

 

T = Retweet

 

Expanding a tweet and holding down ‘t’ is an easy way to share cute pictures of kittens with your followers. 

 

Reply or Die

 

R = Reply

 

In case you were wondering what the ‘r’ stands for, it’s reply! Just like retweet and like, this function only works if you’ve opened up a tweet in the pop-up window. 

 

Get the Message

 

M = Direct Message

 

The letter 'm' holds the key to your direct messages. All you need to do is type in the recipient's Twitter handle and type away. 

 

The Holy Grail

 

? = Load Shortcut Menu

 

You can access all these shortcuts by pressing the ‘?’ key. This will launch all of Twitter's shortcuts in an easy-to-read menu. 

 

Words: Dan Flay

 

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