WhatsApp Web and desktop app users may take advantage of a slew of keyboard shortcuts. Users of PCs or laptops can make use of the messaging platform’s cheat codes by marking messages as unread, muting them, deleting them, creating new messages, and so on. For Mac and Windows users, the business has provided a list of alternative shortcuts, and these shortcuts are different when using WhatsApp Web or the desktop client. We’ve included all of them here for individuals who frequently use the instant chat client on their PCs.
Keyboard Shortcuts For The Desktop Version Of WhatsApp
Keyboard shortcuts (or “cheat codes”) are available to Mac desktop app users to help them get the most out of WhatsApp’s desktop client. For example, users must press CMD + CTRL + U to mark a message as unread and CMD + E to archive a chat. Similarly, pressing CMD + P will open a new profile, while pressing CMD + N will start a new chat. These shortcuts were recently shared on Twitter by WhatsApp, as previously indicated. The following list contains all of the keyboard shortcuts for the WhatsApp desktop client for Mac:
Keyboard Shortcuts That Work On WhatsApp Web Are Listed Below:
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + U: Mark as unread
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + M: Mute
- Ctrl + Alt + E: Archive chat
- Ctrl + Alt + Backspace: Delete chat
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + P: Pin chat
- Ctrl + Alt + / (forward slash): Search
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F: Search chat
- Ctrl + Alt + N: New chat
- Ctrl + Alt + Shift + N: New group
- Ctrl + Alt + P: Profile and About
- Ctrl + Alt + , (comma): Settings
Use Keyboard to Type, Search and Send Emojis.
The absence of emojis from instant messaging is felt as a void. On the other hand, it takes a long time to switch from the keyboard to a mouse, then click the emoji icon next to the text box, and finally find the appropriate emoji. The good news is that there’s a way to make WhatsApp Web load faster.
To express an emotion, type (colon) and the first two letters of the word you want to use in the standard text field. With each letter, your input, a new set of emojis will appear as a suggestion.
- :th will show this:
- :thu will show this:
To navigate between the emojis displayed, simply use the arrow keys on your keyboard. Accept by pressing Enter.
By clicking Shift + Tab in any chat window, you may also access the emojis, stickers, and GIFs buttons. The emoji icon will now be highlighted; hit Enter to open the emoji, sticker, and GIF menus. Switch between the three options by pressing and holding Tab and Shift + Tab at the same time. Use the arrow keys to go around the menu.
Emoticons Can Be Automatically Converted To Emojis.
With the help of WhatsApp Web’s auto-conversion tool, certain emojis don’t even need the colon-and-type method above. Helpful Redditors retrieved the complete set of emoticons seen above.
If you practice these keyboard shortcuts on a regular basis, you’ll be able to type significantly faster on WhatsApp.
If You Don’t Like The Automatic Conversion, There’s An Easy Way To Maintain Them As Emoticons. WhatsApp Emoticon Preserver Is All That Is Required.
Set up a user script manager like Tampermonkey on your preferred browser.
1. Take a look at the WhatsApp Emoticon Preserver.
2. Click on The Install button which is Blue in color.
3. Your browser’s WhatsApp Web tab needs to be updated.
4. The recipient will still see these as emojis, despite the fact that they will appear as emoticon characters on your screen.