WhatsApp Keyboard Shortcuts for Desktop App, WhatsApp Web Users: Complete List

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WhatsApp offers many keyboard shortcuts for WhatsApp web and desktop application users. Several actions like mark unread, mute chat, delete chat, new chat, pin / unpin all support cheat codes that PC or laptop users can take advantage of while using the platform messaging. The company has listed different shortcuts for Mac and Windows users and these shortcuts differ when using WhatsApp web or the desktop app. We have listed them all below for users to enjoy, especially those who use the instant messaging app extensively on their computers.

WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for Mac desktop app

For a user of the Mac desktop app, WhatsApp offers several keyboard shortcuts, also known as cheat codes, for optimal use. For example, to mark a message as unread, users should press CMD + CTRL + U, and to archive a discussion, users should press CMD + E. Likewise, if you want to open a new profile, click CMD + P and if you want to open a new chat press CMD + N. You can see all the shortcuts below:

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Mark as unread: CMD + CTRL + U

Archive chat: CMD + E

Pin / Detach: CMD + SHIFT + P

Search the chat: CMD + SHIFT + F

New group: CMD + CTRL + N

Parameters: CMD +,

Chat muted: CMD + SHIFT + M

Delete chat: CMD + SHIFT + D

Search the mailing list: CMD + F

New cat: CMD + N

Open profile: CMD + P

Return space: SHIFT + ENTER

WhatsApp Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Desktop Browser

If you haven’t downloaded the app and are using WhatsApp Web on a browser on Mac, the keyboard shortcuts are slightly different for some actions. For example, a user should press CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + U for Mark Unread and CMD + CTRL + E for Archive Chat. All cheat codes for Mac desktop browser are listed below:

Mark as unread: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + U

Archive chat: CMD + CTRL + E

Pin / Detach: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + P

Search the chat: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + F

New chat: CMD + CTRL + N

Parameters: CMD + CTRL +,

Mute chat: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + M

Delete the chat: CMD + SHIFT + BACKSPACE

Search the mailing list: CMD + CTRL + /

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New group: CMD + CTRL + SHIFT + N

Open profile: CMD + CTRL + P

Return space: SHIFT + ENTER

WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for Windows desktop app

For Windows desktop app users, WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts are also different. If you want to start a new chat simultaneously press CTRL + N and if you want to open a profile press CTRL + P. Users will need to press CTRL + SHIFT + F to search the chat and CTRL + E to archive their cats. All shortcuts are mentioned below:

Mark as unread: CTRL + SHIFT + U

Archive the chat: CTRL + E

Pin / Unpin: CTRL + SHIFT + P

Search the chat: CTRL + SHIFT + F

New group: CTRL + SHIFT + N

Parameters: CTRL +,

Mute chat: CTRL + SHIFT + M

Delete the chat: CTRL + SHIFT + D

Search the mailing list: CTRL + F

New chat: CTRL + N

Open profile: CTRL + P

Return space: SHIFT + ENTER

WhatsApp keyboard shortcuts for Windows desktop browser

Finally, WhatsApp also offers shortcuts for WhatsApp Web users on Windows. These shortcuts are slightly different from the ones that work for the WhatsApp Windows app. If you need to open a profile you will need to press CTRL + ALT + P and to open a new group you will need to press CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + N. To disable chat users will need to press CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + M. All shortcuts for WhatsApp Web for Windows users can be seen below:

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Mark as unread: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + U

Archive the chat: CTRL + ALT + E

Pin / Detach: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + P

Search the chat: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + F

New cat: CTRL + ALT + N

Parameters: CTRL + ALT +,

Mute chat: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + M

Delete the chat: CTRL + ALT + BACKSPACE

Search the mailing list: CTRL + ALT + /

New group: CTRL + ALT + SHIFT + N

Open profile: CTRL + ALT + P

Return space: SHIFT + ENTER


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