Alt + control + L : Start and
end a voice call to the chat contact with the focus
So, does this keystroke also
answer an incoming call as well?
If I am already on a call, does
it hang up the call too?
Hi, if you have the Whatsapp
desktop add-on installed, you will be able to use the
following hotkeys and shortcuts. Some of them are
already found in Whatsapp desktop itself. I hope it
Whatsapp Desktop with NVDA
Keyboard Shortcuts within Whatsapp Desktop:
Control + comma: Settings
Control + P: Profile and About
control + M: Open the chat menu
control + G: Open the general menu of WhatsApp
Control + Shift + M: Mute chat
Control + Shift + D: Delete Chat
Control + Shift + N : Add new group participant in chat.
Control + Shift + U: Mark as unread
Control + Shift + E: Archive Chat
Control + Shift + P: Pin and unpin Chat
Control + Shift + T: announce chat in focus
Control + F: Search chat
Control + N: New Chat
Control + shift + F: Enable chat message search
Control + 1 to 9 : Move to the corresponding chat group
and place the cursur on the text box
Alt + 1 to 9 : Move focus to the corresponding messages
in a chat group. Cursor need to be at edit box.
Page up: Go back 5 messages in the list
Page down: Advance 5 messages in the list
Control + Tab : move to the next chat and place the
cursur on the text box
Control + Shift + Tab : move to the previous chat and
place the cursur on the text box
Control + Shift + A : Open attachment panel.
control + shift + C: Copy the text of the message with
control + L : Open the link of the message with focus in
the default browser.
Alt + Enter : Download the message file when it contains
Alt + downm arrow : activate the read more button of
Control + R : Start and send voice message.
Enter : Play or stop voice messages with focus
SPACEBAR : Switch between playback speeds of a voice
control + T : Know how long the voice message with focus
has been played
Shift + fullstop : Increas speed of selected voice
Shift + comma : Decrease speed of selected voice message
Alt + Control + Enter : Move focus to the message you
Right arrow : Open context menu of message with focus
Right arrow : Open context menu of chat with focus
Alt + control + L : Start and end a voice call to the
chat contact with the focus
Alt + control + V : Start and end a video call to the
chat contact with the focus
Selection mode instructions:
To activate the selection mode open the context menu of
the message with focus, either with control + M, or with
the applications key.
Once the menu is opened, move with down arrows to the
option select messages, which must be activate with
Press Alt + right arrow to bring focus on list of
Selection mode shortcuts:
• mark and unmark the message with focus: SPACEBAR.
• Verbalize the number of selected messages: S.
• Forward the selected messages: R.
• Delete the selected messages: Delete
• Highlight the selected messages: D. Cannot work
• Exit selection mode: Q.
Depending on the selected function, the corresponding
window will be activated. The contact selection in the
case of forwarding, the confirmation window in the case
of message deletion, etc.
• Instead of opening the emoji panel, you can search for
emojis directly using the colon shortcut. When
you type the colon : followed by the emoji name,
WhatsApp will show related emojis. All you need to do is
press the Enter key to insert it. You can navigate
between the emojis using the arrow keys on your
keyboard. For instance, if you want to add the mask
emoji, type :mask. The results will start showing when
you enter two characters at least.
• You can change the font, make your text bold or italic
using the shortcuts.
1. Put text in asterisks to bold it. For instance,
2. Place underscore on both sides to italicize the text.
For instance, _Guidingtech_
3. Use tilde on both ends to strikethrough your message.
4. To change the font, place three backticks on both
sides of the text. Example: ```Hey```
On 21/5/2022 2:16 pm,
Ravindran V.S. wrote:
Of course it seems to have
many useful tips.
Only issue is that, if it has
an English version or translation would have been more
But, here too the buttons are
not labeled. And the other process are also not
straight forward. Have to get things with a gamble.
That’s why I feel if someone
could please record an send it to the WA Support am,
they might do better to improve accessibility with
Thanks again for sharing.
Thank you for sharing.
Let me go through it to see
of the useful tips.
The following 30 minute
YouTube tutorial, How
to access whatsapp in laptop or desktop
using NVDA screen reader by Saagar SK,
may prove helpful to you. It dates from the end of
2021, so isn't very old.
The tutorial narration is not in English. I am not
"good enough" with the languages of India to say which
one it actually is. NVDA itself is announcing in
Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version
21H2, Build 19044
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