If you have mobility or vision disabilities, using keyboard shortcuts can be easier than using the touchscreen and is an essential alternative to using a mouse.

To do this

Press

Bring focus from the chat in the chat list to the compose box

Enter

Bring focus from the chat in the chat list to the best focusable message

Spacebar

Bring focus to the chat list from the right pane or compose box

Esc

Bring focus to the chat list from the right pane or compose box

Ctrl+L

Bring focus to the compose box from either the chat list or the right pane

Alt+Shift+C

Bring focus to the compose box, if the box exists. 

Ctrl+Shift+R

Move to the next focusable object

The Tab key

Move to the previous focusable object

Shift+Tab

Open context menu

Shift+F10

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