Discord keyboard shortcuts to help you use Discord better

Windows computers have a lot of shortcuts (hotkeys), usually, many of them are common between applications, such as Ctrl + C copy, Ctrl + X cut, Ctrll + V Copy, Ctrl+F Find, etc. In addition to these system-based shortcuts, in each application there are many shortcuts specific to that application. Discord is a very popular chat application, and it also has a lot of built-in hotkeys. This article will introduce the common shortcut keys of Discord in detail, mastering them will help you use Discord better.

Discord Hotkey

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Discord is a free web chat app designed for the community. It is very suitable for gamers, educators, business people, etc., and is popular with users due to its free and powerful customization services.

The following will list Discord’s Windows shortcut keys by category. If you want to use these shortcut keys on MAC, please replace Ctrl with Command ⌘, they will work in most cases.

Discord Basic Shortcuts

  • Show all Discord keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl + /
  • Select all messages when writing a message: Ctrl + A
  • Copy message while writing: Ctrl + C
  • Paste a message while writing it: Ctrl + V
  • Cut message while writing: Ctrl + X
  • Delete message: Backspace
  • Search messages: Ctrl + F
  • Open the emoji picker when writing a message: Ctrl + E
  • Open GIF selector: Ctrl + G
  • Open Discord Help Center: Ctrl + Shift + H
  • Search servers, channels: Ctrl + K
  • Show pins in channels: Ctrl + P

Discord Shortcuts for Messages

  • Edit message: E
  • Pin message: P
  • Reply to message: R
  • React to message: +
  • Focus text area: Tab
  • Scroll up in chat: PageUp
  • Scroll down in chat: PageDown
  • Navigate to oldest unread message: Shift + PageUp
  • Upload files in chat: Ctrl + Shift + U
  • Start a call in a private message or group: Ctrl + ] (Left Square Bracket)
  • Show fixed message (toggle): Ctrl + P
  • Show message inbox: Ctrl + I

Discord Shortcuts for Channels

  • Switch between channels: Alt + ↑/↓ (up/down arrow keys)
  • Switch between unread channels: Alt + Shift + ↑/↓
  • Mark channel as read: Esc
  • Return to previous text channel: Ctrl + B
  • Return to active audio channel: Ctrl + Alt + A
  • Show channel member list: Ctrl + U

Discord Shortcuts for Servers

  • Create or join a server: Ctrl + Shift + N
  • Switch between servers: Ctrl + Alt + ↑/↓
  • Mark entire server as read: Shift + Esc
  • Switch between last server and DM: Ctrl + Alt + →

Discord Shortcuts for Voice

  • Toggle mute: Ctrl + Shift + M
  • Toggle deafen: Ctrl + Shift + D
  • Create a new call: Ctrl + ‘ (backtick)
  • Answer an incoming call: Ctrl + Enter
  • Reject call: Esc
  • Go to current call: Ctrl + Shift + Alt + V