100 Text Abbreviations You Really Should Know

Text messaging has come a very long way since cell phones were first invented. You used to only be able to use the t9 text messaging. This means it automatically guesses what you are going to send by the letters you enter. There are many different texting abbreviations to make your message must easier to send. These abbreviations vary from 2 letter words to 5 letter words. They are usually acronyms for longer and more complex words and phrases. These texting abbreviations are used by almost everyone these days. More of the younger generations use these than the older generations. The older generations still want to use the full sentences and phrases.

The most common of the texting abbreviations is “lol”. This means laugh out loud. This can be used instead of typing “hahahahah” if you are trying to tell someone they are funny and you are laughing. This has been used in text abbreviations for a very long time. Another one of the abbreviations for texting that is based around laughter is “rofl”. This means you are rolling on the floor laughing. When people use these abbreviations, they are simply telling you they are laughing at you or with you. There are tons of little abbreviations you can use to tell someone you are laughing at their joke.

If you are trying to tell someone you love them, there are also many different little text abbreviations you can use. The most common way to tell someone you love them or simply appreciate them is a heart you can do this by using the symbol “ If you are in the middle of a text messaging conversation but you need to do something real quick, you probably want to tell the person you will be right back. Instead of typing those words out fully, you can simply type “brb”. This is also an acronym for the words be right back. You can also type in “bbl”. This means you will be back later to talk to them. Using these abbreviations is the polite way to temporarily end a conversation. Instead of not replying to a text message at all, you can use one of these acronyms to let them know you are still interested but are busy for the moment. All of the abbreviations out there are meant to help you send a text message with using a minimal amount of keys. If you are in a hurry, you can type a few letters instead of a few words and save you a ton of time.

A/S/L – Age/Sex/Location
AAP – Always a pleasure
ADP – Any Day Now
AFAIK – As Far As I Know
AFAIK: As far as I know
AFK – Away From Keyboard
AKA: Also known as
AMA: Ask me anything
AMAA: Ask me almost anything
ASAP – As Soon As Possible
ASAP: As soon as possible
ATM – At The Moment
ATM: At the moment
B/F – Boyfriend
B4 – Before
B4N – Bye For Now
B4N: Bye for now
BBIAF – Be Back In A Few
BBIAM – Be Back In A Minute
BBL – Be Back Later
BBL: Be back later
BC – Because
BC or B/C: Because
BDAY: Birthday
BF – Best Friend
BFF – Best Friends Forever
BFF: Best friends forever
BFN – Bye For Now
BOL – Best Of Luck
BRB – Be Right Back
BRB: Be right back
BTW – By The Way
BTW: By the way
Bae: Before anyone else
Bestie: a best friend or term of endearment
COB: Close of business
CU – See You
CYA – See You
CYA: See ya
CYT: See you tomorrow
D/L – Download -or- Down Low
DAE: Does any else
DIKU – Do I Know You?
DIKY: Do I know you?
DIY: Do it yourself
DM: Direct message
EOD: End of day
F2F: Face to face
FOMO: Fear of missing out
FTFY: Fixed that for you
FTW: For the win
FWIW – For What It’s Worth
FWIW: For what it’s worth
FYEO – For Your Eyes Only
FYI – For Your Information
FYI: For your information
Finna: going to, intending to
G/F – Girlfriend
G2G – Got To Go
G2G: Got to go
GB – Goodbye
GL – Good Luck
GR8 – Great
GR8: Great
GTG – Got To Go
HAGS – Have A Great Summer
HBU: How about you?
HF – Have Fun
HIFW: How I feel when
HMU: Hit me up
HRU – How Are You?
HTH: Hope this helps
IAC – In Any Case
IANAL – I Am Not A Lawyer
IC – I See
ICYMI: In case you missed it
IDC: I don’t care
IDK – I Don’t Know
IDK: I don’t know
IFYP: I feel your pain
IG: Instagram
IIRC – If I Remember Correctly
IIRC: If I recall correctly
IKR: I know, right
ILY: I love you
IM – Instant Message
IMHO – In My Humble Opinion
IMHO: In my humble/honest opinion
IMNSHO – In My Not So Humble Opinion
IMO – In My Opinion
IMO: In my opinion
IRC – Instant Relay Chat
IRL – In Real Life
IRL: In real life
ISTG: I swear to god
IYKYK: If you know you know
JIC: Just in case
JK – Just Kidding
JK: Just kidding
JKBNR – Just Kidding, But Not Really
JSYK: Just so you know
KIT – Keep In Touch
KMN: Kill me know
L8 – Later
L8R – Later
LMAO – Laughing My Ass Off
LMK: Let me know
LOL – Laughing out Loud
LOL: Laughing out loud
LTNS – Long Time No See
M8 – Mate
MF – Male or Female?
MFW: My face when
MRW: My reaction when
MSG: Message
MYOB – Mind Your Own Business
NBD – No Big Deal
NBD: No big deal
NGL: Not gonna lie
NM – Never Mind
NMP – Not My Problem
NOYB – None Of Your Business
NP – No Problem
NP: No problem
NTH: Nice to have
NVM: Never mind
OFC: Of course
OIC – Oh, I See
OMG – Oh My God
OMG: Oh my god/gosh
OML: Oh my lord
OMW – On My Way
OMW: On my way
OOO: Out of office
OOTD: Outfit of the day
OP – On Phone
OTL – Out to Lunch
OTOH – On The Other Hand
OTOH: On the other hand
OTW – Off To work
PLZ – Please
PNL: Peace & love
POS – Piece Of Excrement
POV: Point of view
PPL – People
PPL: People
QAP: Quick as possible
QOTD: Quote of the day
RL – Real Life
RN: Right now
ROFL: Rolling on floor laughing
ROTFL – Rolling On The Floor Laughing
RSN – Real Soon Now
RTFM – Read The F-bomb Manual
SFLR: Sorry for late reply
SMH: Shaking my head
SNMP: So not my problem
SO: Significant other
SPST – Same Place Same Time
SRSLY: Seriously
STR8 – Straight
Sus: Suspicious
TAFN – That’s All For Now
TBA: To be announced
TBC: To be continued
TBD – To Be Determined
TBD: To be determined or to be decided
TBF: To be frank
TBH: To be honest
TFW: That feeling when
TGIF: Thank goodness/god it’s Friday
THX – Thanks
THX: Thanks
TIA: Thanks in advance
TIL: Today I learned
TL;DR: Too long, don’t/didn’t read
TMI – Too Much Information
TMI: Too much information
TTFN – Ta Ta For Now
TTP: To the point
TTYL – Talk To You Later
TTYL: Talk to you later
TY: Thank you
TYT: Take your time
Tea: Gossip, drama
UL – Upload
V: Very
W/O: Without
WB – Welcome Back
WDYM: What do you mean?
WFH: Work from home
WK – Weekend
WTF – What The F?
WTG – Way To Go
WTS – What the Shizzle?
WYWH: Wish you were here
YGTI: You get the idea
YMMV: Your mileage may vary
YOLO: You only live once
YP: Yes please
Yeet: To throw something or used as an exclamation

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