WhatsApp developers have released the long awaited desktop version of the popular messenger. If you installed and used it, you might be interested in learning its keyboard shortcuts. These hotkeys can help you save time and increase productivity. Here we go.
The released app is very basic - for example, it does not support voice calls and is just a wrapper for the web version. The list of supported operating systems is also limited: Windows 10 and Windows 8 only. However, it is possible to run WhatsApp on Windows 7. Also, the application is currently not compatible with 32-bit Windows versions, as noted in this article: WhatsApp Installer has failed. There was an error while installing the application.
You can use the following keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp:
Ctrl + N : start new chat
Ctrl + Shift + ] : next chat
Ctrl + Shift + [ : previous chat
Ctrl + E : archive chat
Ctrl + Shift + M : mute
Ctrl + Backspace : delete chat
Ctrl + Shift + U : mark as unread
Ctrl + Shift + = : zoom in
Ctrl + 0 : default zoom level
Ctrl + - : zoom out
Ctrl + Shift + N : create new group
Ctrl + P : open profile status
Ctrl + Z : undo
Ctrl + Shift + Z : redo
Ctrl + X : cut
Ctrl + C : copy
Ctrl + V : paste
Ctrl + A : select all
Ctrl + F : search
Alt + F4 : exit app
Bookmark this page if you can't remember all of them so you can refer to it every time you want to learn a new hotkey. That's it.
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5 thoughts on “Keyboard shortcuts in WhatsApp for Desktop”
Thank you guys so much!
I had zoom in without intention and I could not recover the normal size of the letter without your tips =D
You are welcome :)
How can I “clear messages” using keyboard strokes?
A very minor point: Mac users should use the ‘Command’ key instead of ‘Control’ or ‘Ctrl’.
Thank you, Sergei, for your tip on shortcuts for WA FONT size adjustment…! Helped me solve the problem of very tiny fonts… Incredible that WhatsApp doesn´t give this information…!!