Accessibility Information from Facebook

Information from Facebook's "Accessibility for People with Disabilities" Help Page

The information on this page has been obtained from Facebook’s Accessibility for People with Disabilities page. It includes information about the built-in features and technologies that help people with disabilities, like vision loss and deafness, to get the most out of Facebook.

Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook

Facebook has shortcuts (access keys) for people who only use their keyboards to navigate.  Keep in mind that keyboard shortcuts can differ by browser (ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer).

Key Combinations for Different Browsers

Find the right combination of keys for your browser in the list below, and replace # with the access key number listed under Access Keys below.

  • Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + #, then Enter
  • Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + #
  • Safari for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Firefox for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
    Chrome for PC: Alt + #
  • Access Keys
    0 - Help
    1 - Home
    2 - Timeline
    3 - Friends
    4 - Inbox
    5 – Notifications
    6 – Settings
    7 - Activity Log
    8 - About
    9 - Terms

News Feed Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook

Some common screen readers (ex: VoiceOver, JAWS) support Facebook's general keyboard shortcuts.

JAWS Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts:
If you're using JAWS 16.0.2136 or higher, you first need to turn on Allow Web Application Reserved Keystrokes in the JAWS Settings Center or Quick Settings.

  • Use Insert + F2.
  • Select Run Settings Center.
  • Search for "web app."
  • Check the box next to Allow Web Applications Reserved Keystrokes. Make sure that you edit the default file.

VoiceOver Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts:
If you're using VoiceOver, the keyboard shortcuts will automatically work:
  • j and k - Scroll between News Feed stories
  • enter/return - See more of the selected story
  • p - Post a new status
  • l - Like or unlike the selected story
  • c - Comment on the selected story
  • s - Share the selected story
  • o - Open an attachment from the selected story
  • / - Search
  • q - Search chat contacts
  • ? - Open a list of these keyboard shortcuts while in News Feed
Web Messenger Facebook Keyboard Shortcuts
  • CTRL + g - Search conversations
  • CTRL + q - Show/hide keyboard shortcuts
  • CTRL + Delete - Archive/unarchive conversation
  • CTRL + j - Mark as spam
  • CTRL + m - Start a new message
  • CTRL + i - Go to Inbox
  • CTRL + u - Go to Other