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7 WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for PC

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If you use WhatsApp regularly, you may also run it on PC. The popular messaging service WhatsApp Web is a valuable extension, especially for users who work at a computer and can’t easily get to their phones. After you’ve downloaded the program, make note of our tips to use it even better.


WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for PC

Quick access to the emoji button

If you are holding a conversation and want to press the emoji button quickly, all you have to do is press the “TAB + SHIFT” and WhatsApp Web will take you to the emoticons.

Search emojis with quick commands

To do this, type a colon, followed by the keyword. If, for example, you put : happy”, WhatsApp launches all the related emojis that are related.

Chat search engine

If you want to go directly to the chat search bar, just hit Ctrl + F“. This will let you type in the text box to search for the contact you want.


Change text format

Would you like your words to be bold, italic, or crossed out? Here’s how to do that:

  • Bold (text between asterisks): * Softonic *
  • Italics (text between underscores): _Softonic_
  • Strikethrough (text between tildes): ~Softonic~

Move between chats

Speed up your communication between multiple contacts! Press “Ctrl + Shift +]” to go to the front chat and “Ctrl + Shift + [” to go to the back.

Mute a chat

The mute button is one of the best tools that WhatsApp has. Especially if you have really big groups, you almost have to mute them or you’ll go crazy. Just hit “Ctrl + Shift + M” to quiet things down. You can even set the mute for 8 hours, a week, or a year.

Change read status

Sometimes we open conversations we shouldn’t. Maybe you’re busy and it would be convenient to come back to it later. To mark messages as “unread”, all you have to do is press “Ctrl + Shift + U“.

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