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WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for Desktop app, browsers on PC, Mac and Windows Laptops

WhatsApp recently released a bunch of keyboard shortcuts for WhatsApp Web and Desktop app. Check out the full list of keyboard shortcuts out here.

WhatsApp Web and Desktop app users can now use keyboard shortcuts to access various features of the messaging platform. These shortcuts are convenient and time-saving for those who chat on their computers, whether they are Windows or Mac users. Some of the features that can be controlled by keyboard shortcuts are: mark as unread, mute or delete chat, pin or unpin chat, create new chat, and many others.



WhatsApp, the messaging platform owned by Facebook, has posted a list of keyboard shortcuts on Twitter for its Web and Desktop app users. Some people refer to this list as a cheat sheet, as it contains cheat codes for various features. Meanwhile, these cheat codes are very useful for those who chat on their computers, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and Macs.

Keyboard Shortcuts on WhatsApp Web and Desktop app
Keyboard Shortcuts on WhatsApp Web and Desktop app

WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for Mac desktop app

  • Settings: CMD + ,
  • New Chat: CMD + N
  • Open Profile: CMD + P
  • Archive Chat: CMD + E
  • Search in Chat List: CMD + F
  • New Group: CMD + CTRL + N
  • Pin/ Unpin: CMD + SHIFT + P
  • Return Space: SHIFT + ENTER
  • Mute Chat: CMD + SHIFT + M
  • Delete Chat: CMD + SHIFT + D
  • Search in Chat: CMD + SHIFT + F
  • Mark as Unread: CMD + CTRL + U

These keyboard shortcuts are easily accessible on WhatsApp for Web and Desktop app on all Mac devices including Mac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and more. Also Read: Twitter Spaces to soon launch for Desktop: Report

Shortcuts for Mac desktop browser

  • Settings: CMD + CTRL + ,
  • New Chat: CMD + CTRL + N
  • Open Profile: CMD + CTRL + P
  • Archive Chat: CMD + CTRL + E
  • Search in Chat List: CMD + CTRL + /
  • New Group: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + N
  • Pin/ Unpin: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + P
  • Return Space: SHIFT + ENTER
  • Mute Chat: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + M
  • Delete Chat: CMD + SHIFT + BACKSPACE
  • Search in Chat: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + F
  • Mark as Unread: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + U



Users can easily access all these keyboard shortcuts on WhatsApp for Web and Desktop browser on all Mac devices including Mac, MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and more.

WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for Windows desktop app

  • Settings: CTRL + ,
  • New Chat: CTRL + N
  • Open Profile: CTRL + P
  • Archive Chat: CTRL + E
  • Search in Chat List: CTRL + F
  • New Group: CTRL + SHIFT + N
  • Pin/ Unpin: CTRL + SHIFT + P
  • Return Space: SHIFT + ENTER
  • Mute Chat: CTRL + SHIFT + M
  • Delete Chat: CTRL + SHIFT + D
  • Search in Chat: CTRL + SHIFT + F
  • Mark as Unread: CTRL + SHIFT + U

These keyboard shortcuts are easily accessible on WhatsApp for Web and Desktop app on all Windows devices including Desktop, Laptops, Tablets and more.



Shortcuts for Windows desktop browser

  • Settings: CTRL + ALT + ,
  • New Chat: CTRL + ALT + N
  • Open Profile: CTRL + ALT + P
  • Archive Chat: CTRL + ALT + E
  • Search in Chat List: CTRL + ALT + /
  • New Group: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + N
  • Pin/Unpin: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + P
  • Return Space: SHIFT + ENTER
  • Mute Chat: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + M
  • Delete Chat: CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE
  • Search in Chat: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + F
  • Mark Unread: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + U

Written by Pulkit Sharma

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