WhatsApp Desktop

WhatsApp Desktop Windows and Mac keyboard shortcuts

Are you also use the WhatsApp messaging app to keep in touch with friends and family? Here is a guide that, at least in part, could help you to hate this stupid program less.

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Specifically, today we will see together the complete and updated list with all the keyboard shortcuts for WhatsApp Desktop.

These shortcuts work on both Windows PC and Mac, but ONLY if you use the app to download and install on your computer. To understand, they DO NOT work if you use WhatsApp Web.

In all cases, these keyboard shortcuts for WhatsApp Desktop will allow you to use this stupid and hateful messaging app more quickly, comfortably, and quickly: using key combinations you can perform certain operations much faster.

That said, without getting lost in the chatter, let’s see which are the best keyboard combinations and shortcuts you need to know to make the most of WhatsApp Desktop.

WhatsApp Desktop: All the keyboard shortcuts you MUST know

NOTE: The table applies to Windows PC, but it also works on Mac using the corresponding keys
Shortcut Action
Ctrl + N New chat
Ctrl + Shift + N Create a new group chat
Tab Cycle focus / highlighted element
Shift + Tab Emoji button
Ctrl + F Near
Ctrl + Shift + [ Previous chat
Ctrl + Shift +] Next chat
Ctrl + E Chat archive
Ctrl + Shift + M Mute the chat
Ctrl + P Open your profile
Ctrl + = Increase font size
Ctrl + – Decrease font size
Ctrl + 0 Default font size
Message Bold text
Message Italic text
~ Message ~ Strikethrough text
Message Monospaced text
: Text Search for emoji for the text
Ctrl + A Highlight message
Ctrl + C Copy
Ctrl + V Paste
Esc Cancel action
Alt + F4 Close WhatsApp

Do you know others? Let me know in the comments at the end of the article and I’ll add them to the guide.

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