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What are keyboard shortcuts?
Workplace has shortcuts (access keys) for people who wish to use their keyboards to navigate. Keep in mind that keyboard shortcuts can differ by browser (ex: Firefox, Internet Explorer).
Key Combinations for Different Browsers
Find the right combination of keys for your browser in the list below, and replace # with the access key number listed under Access Keys below.
  • Internet Explorer for PC: Alt + #, then Enter
  • Firefox for PC: Shift + Alt + #
  • Safari for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Firefox for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Chrome for Mac: Ctrl + Opt + #
  • Chrome for PC: Alt + #
Access Keys
  • 0 - Help
  • 1 - Home
  • 2 - Timeline
  • 3 - Coworkers
  • 4 - Inbox
  • 5 – Notifications
  • 6 – Settings
  • 7 - Activity Log
  • 8 - About
  • 9 - Terms
News Feed Keyboard Shortcuts
Some common screen readers (ex: VoiceOver, JAWS) support Workplace's general keyboard shortcuts.
If you're using JAWS 16.0.2136 or higher, you first need to turn on Allow Web Application Reserved Keystrokes in the JAWS Settings Center or Quick Settings.
To turn on shortcuts for JAWS:
  1. Use Insert + F2.
  2. Select Run Settings Center.
  3. Search for "web app."
  4. Check the box next to Allow Web Applications Reserved Keystrokes. Make sure that you edit the default file.
If you're using VoiceOver, the keyboard shortcuts will automatically work:
  • j and k - Scroll between News Feed stories
  • enter/return - See more of the selected story
  • p - Post a new status
  • l - Like or unlike the selected story
  • c - Comment on the selected story
  • s - Share the selected story
  • o - Open an attachment from the selected story
  • / - Search
  • q - Search chat contacts
  • ? - Open a list of these keyboard shortcuts while in News Feed
Web Messaging from Workplace, Keyboard Shortcuts
  • CTRL + g - Search conversations
  • CTRL + q - Show/hide keyboard shortcuts
  • CTRL + Delete - Archive/unarchive conversation
  • CTRL + j - Mark as spam
  • CTRL + m - Start a new message
  • CTRL + i - Go to Inbox
  • CTRL + u - Go to Other
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Automatic alternative (alt) text is a feature that uses object recognition technology to create a description of a photo for the blind and vision-loss community.
To hear the automatic alt text for a photo, access Workplace with a screen reader and focus on the image. If objects are identified, you'll hear a list of items the photo may contain.
If you're using the Workplace app for Android, you can use automatic alt text to hear a description of photos before you upload them. To hear a description of a photo before you upload it, open Workplace using TalkBack and long press (double tap and hold) on the photo in your camera roll.
  1. Click Settings and Privacy at the bottom of the page.
  2. Click General.
  3. Click Edit next to Data Usage.
  4. Click More.
  5. Click Save.
Automatic alt text is supported in the following languages:
  • Arabic
  • Bengali
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Marathi
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Vietnamese
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Navigation assistant is a tool for people who wish to use screen readers or keyboard shortcuts to get around Workplace. If you use your keyboard to navigate, navigation assistant is always the first element on the page, even when it can't be seen visually.
To open navigation assistant, press tab to move focus from your browser toolbar to the webpage.
Moving around in navigation assistant
Navigation assistant is a menubar that contains 3 menus: Sections of this page, Other pages on Workplace and Accessibility Help.
  • To move between the menus in the menubar, use the left and right arrow keys.
  • To open a menu, press enter or return.
  • To move within a menu, use the up and down arrow keys. You can also use letter keys to jump to the next menu item that starts with that letter.
Using Sections of this page
The Sections of this page menu lists the landmark regions that are on the current page. All pages on Workplace are divided into large sections called landmark regions. Most pages on Workplace include a main content region. For example, if you’re on your profile, the main content region includes your timeline. If a page on Workplace contains a main content region, it'll be listed as the first item under Sections of this page.
Some examples of other regions you may find under Sections of this page are Search Workplace and Create a post.
To move your keyboard focus to one of the sections in the menu, press enter or return.
Using Other pages on Workplace
The Other pages on Workplace menu lists pages outside of your home page and News Feed. Some examples of pages you may find under this menu are Profile, Notifications and Settings.
To move your keyboard focus to one of the pages in the menu, press enter or return.
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Closed Captions and Media

Adding closed captions and media is only available to users of Workplace's classic design at this time.
When you upload a video to your timeline or group, you’ll have the option to add captions. Workplace can automatically add captions for content delivered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Arabic, Vietnamese, Italian, German, Turkish, Russian, Thai, Urdu and Malaysian. You can also add captions manually using a .srt file.

Using automatic captions
To add captions using Workplace auto caption feature:
  1. From your timeline, group or News Feed click Add Photo / Video.
  2. Select the video you want to upload > click .
  3. Click Video Auto Captioning. Workplace will automatically recognize the language being spoken and create captions for you. This can take a few minutes depending on the length of the video.
  4. Click Preview Captions > click to play the preview video. When you’re ready click Done.
  5. Say something about your video and then click Post.

Download a transcript
To download the captions in .txt format:
  1. Go to the video post.
  2. Click on the video to enlarge it.
  3. Click in the top right corner and select Download Transcript.

Download and edit automatic captions
To download and edit auto captions:
  1. While in the Preview and Manage Captions window. click .
  2. A .srt file will download to your computer. Open this in a text editor, make your edits to the caption text and then save your changes.
  3. Click Upload Captions > select your edited .srt file that follows this naming convention: filename.[language code]_[country code].srt.
  4. Click Replace Caption File > click > click Done.
  5. Say something about your video and then click Post.

Upload an .srt file
If you already have a .srt file that follows our naming convention and want to upload your own captions:
  1. From your timeline, group or News Feed click Add Photo / Video.
  2. Select the video you want to upload > click > Upload Captions.
  3. Select the .srt caption file you want to upload > click Preview Captions > click .
  4. Click Done > say something about your video > click Post.

Live Captions
You can also create live captions during a broadcast. If you're broadcasting, you can turn on live captions from Live Producer when you go live in a group.
If live captions are available for a live broadcast you are watching, you can turn them on by clicking . From here you can select whether to turn the live captions on or off.
Live captions are available in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Italian and German.
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The naming convention for SubRip (.srt) files is:
filename.[language code]_[country code].srt
For example: my_captions.en_US.srt
Listed below are valid language and country code combinations. Learn how to use a .srt file to add captions to your video.
Language and country codes
  • af_ZA (Afrikaans)
  • ar_AR (Arabic)
  • ay_BO (Aymara)
  • az_AZ (Azerbaijani)
  • be_BY (Belarusian)
  • bg_BG (Bulgarian)
  • bn_IN (Bengali)
  • bs_BA (Bosnian)
  • ca_ES (Catalan)
  • ck_US (Cherokee)
  • cs_CZ (Czech)
  • cx_PH (Cebuano)
  • cy_GB (Welsh)
  • da_DK (Danish)
  • de_DE (German)
  • el_GR (Greek)
  • en_GB (English - UK)
  • en_IN (English - India)
  • en_US (English - US)
  • eo_EO (Esperanto)
  • es_CL (Spanish - Chile)
  • es_CO (Spanish - Colombia)
  • es_ES (Spanish - Spain)
  • es_LA (Spanish)
  • es_MX (Spanish - Mexico)
  • es_VE (Spanish - Venezuela)
  • et_EE (Estonian)
  • eu_ES (Basque)
  • fa_IR (Persian)
  • fi_FI (Finnish)
  • fo_FO (Faroese)
  • fr_CA (French - Canada)
  • fr_FR (French - France)
  • fy_NL (Frisian)
  • ga_IE (Irish)
  • gl_ES (Galician)
  • gn_PY (Guarani)
  • gu_IN (Gujarati)
  • gx_GR (Classical Greek)
  • he_IL (Hebrew)
  • hi_IN (Hindi)
  • hr_HR (Croatian)
  • hu_HU (Hungarian)
  • hy_AM (Armenian)
  • id_ID (Indonesian)
  • is_IS (Icelandic)
  • it_IT (Italian)
  • ja_JP (Japanese)
  • jv_ID (Javanese)
  • ka_GE (Georgian)
  • kk_KZ (Kazakh)
  • km_KH (Khmer)
  • kn_IN (Kannada)
  • ko_KR (Korean)
  • ku_TR (Kurdish)
  • la_VA (Latin)
  • li_NL (Limburgish)
  • lt_LT (Lithuanian)
  • lv_LV (Latvian)
  • mg_MG (Malagasy)
  • mk_MK (Macedonian)
  • ml_IN (Malayalam)
  • mn_MN (Mongolian)
  • mr_IN (Marathi)
  • ms_MY (Malay)
  • mt_MT (Maltese)
  • nb_NO (Norwegian - Bokmal)
  • ne_NP (Nepali)
  • nl_BE (Dutch - Belgium)
  • nl_NL (Dutch)
  • nn_NO (Norwegian - Nynorsk)
  • pa_IN (Punjabi)
  • pl_PL (Polish)
  • ps_AF (Pashto)
  • pt_BR (Portuguese - Brazil)
  • pt_PT (Portuguese - Portugal)
  • qu_PE (Quechua)
  • rm_CH (Romansh)
  • ro_RO (Romanian)
  • ru_RU (Russian)
  • sa_IN (Sanskrit)
  • se_NO (Northern Sami)
  • sk_SK (Slovak)
  • sl_SI (Slovenian)
  • so_SO (Somali)
  • sq_AL (Albanian)
  • sr_RS (Serbian)
  • sv_SE (Swedish)
  • sw_KE (Swahili)
  • sy_SY (Syriac)
  • ta_IN (Tamil)
  • te_IN (Telugu)
  • tg_TJ (Tajik)
  • th_TH (Thai)
  • tl_PH (Filipino)
  • tr_TR (Turkish)
  • tt_RU (Tatar)
  • uk_UA (Ukrainian)
  • ur_PK (Urdu)
  • uz_UZ (Uzbek)
  • vi_VN (Vietnamese)
  • xh_ZA (Xhosa)
  • yi_DE (Yiddish)
  • zh_CN (Simplified Chinese - China)
  • zh_HK (Traditional Chinese - Hong Kong)
  • zh_TW (Traditional Chinese - Taiwan)
  • zu_ZA (Zulu)
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You can turn Workplace's video auto-play settings on or off.
To stop videos from playing automatically on your computer:
  1. Click on your profile picture in the bottom left of Workplace > click Settings.
  2. Click Videos.
  3. Click the dropdown menu next to Auto-Play Videos and select Off.
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You can edit the way captions look on Workplace videos. These caption settings will only apply to videos you watch on a desktop computer.
  1. Click on your profile photo in the bottom left of Workplace > Click Settings > Click Videos.
  2. Click Edit to the right of Captions Display.
  3. Click each option you want to adjust:
    • Background Color: the color of the caption's background.
    • Background Opacity: how transparent the caption's background is.
    • Text Color: the color of the caption's text.
    • Text Size: how big the caption's text is.
  4. Click Save Changes > check the caption preview to see how your caption will look.
Keep in mind that not all videos on Workplace have captions. Learn how to add captions to a video you've added.
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Adding closed captions and media is only available to users of Workplace's classic design at this time.
Computer
You can adjust your video settings to always show captions, when available.
  1. Click .
  2. Click Videos.
  3. Click Off next to Always Show Captions.
  4. Select On to turn on captions for Workplace videos, when available.
Your caption settings will only apply to videos you watch on a computer.
iOS
  1. Go to your device's home screen
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap General > Accessibility > Subtitles & Captioning.
  4. Tap next to Closed Captions + SDH to turn on captions for videos, when available.
Keep in mind that not all videos on Workplace have captions. Learn how to add captions to a video you've added.
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