Top 20 WhatsApp Desktop shortcut keys (Excel-PDF)

Whatsapp is one of the most popular chatting applications for android. Whatsaap allows you to communicate with people via chatting, voice call, or video call. You will be surprised that this application exists for a very long time. Two employees of Yahoo designed it in 2009. It was founded by Brian Acton and Jan Koum. They made this application better with the help of a Russian Coder and added several new features. It was preferred over the SMS service and other apps. After some time it was one of the most preferred and downloaded apps on Google Play Store and Apple App store.

Features of Whatsapp


With WhatsApp, you can send text messages. You can send the message only to the person that uses this app. Talking to someone with text is called chat. In WhatsApp, you can share images, documents, and videos in text messages.

Group Chat

You can chat with many people at the same time, by making a group of people. It helps send a message to the group and it will be delivered to all in the group and they can read it.

Whatsaap Desktop

To make it more convenient the makers of the application have made a desktop version of WhatsApp. This version can be used on the PC. It allows one to check and send messages from a PC. You can also make a voice call from this application if your PC is connected to the internet. Whatsaap desktop is different from WhatsApp web. The interface of the WhatsApp desktop is the same as the mobile version. Due to this, you will not find any difficulty to use it.

To use WhatsApp web you need to install a good web browser on your PC. If you already have a web browser check if is it updated or not yet. Google Chrome, Brave, Mozilla Firefox, and Microsoft Edge are some of the popular and updated browsers that support WhatsApp web. But WhatsApp desktop is different it’s an application specially designed for windows or mac users.

How to Download and Use Whatsaap Desktop

  • Download the .exe file in the system from any web browser from the WhatsApp download page.
  • Double click on the .exe file the file will open, and install the applications as per instructions.
  • Open the WhatsApp application on the PC
  • You will see a QR code.
  • Open WhatsApp on your cell phone go to the setting and select the options link to the device.
  • Whatsaap will link to your device and you can see all the messages on the

Features of Whatsaap Desktop

  • After closing the app on your cell phone you will still get the notification on your PC
  • You don’t need to log in on any browser.
  • To run WhatsApp desktop you need to have at least windows 8.

From this article, you can increase your chatting speed from the shortcuts keys for what’s app desktop, and also become the faster replier of your groups. You can also download the Excel or PDF files from the download button below.

Whatsapp Shortcut Keys

Action Shortcut Keys 
Change focus Tab
Focus emoji button Shift + Tab
Search Ctrl + F
Starts a New chat Ctrl + N
Starts a new Group Ctrl + Shift + N
Go to previous chat Ctrl + Shift + [
Go to next chat Ctrl + Shift + ]
ArchivE chat Ctrl + E
Mute chat Ctrl + Shift + M
Change Read status Ctrl + Shift + U
Delete chat Ctrl + Del
Open Profile Ctrl + P
Delete a chat Ctrl + Backspace
Increase font size Ctrl + =
Decrease font size Ctrl + –
Default font size Ctrl + 0
Exit the application Alt+F4
Use * to bold the Text *Text*
Use _ to italicize the Text _Text_
Use ~ to strikethrough the Text ~Text~
Use “` to format Text into monospaced font “`Text“`
Show emojis related to Text :Text

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