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Most common WhatsApp Abbreviations

22/11/2017

The following is a list of 200 most common WhatsApp abbreviations and acronyms. 

WhatsApp abbreviations

The rate at which abbreviations are used in today’s fast-paced environment is at an all-time high. Learning the lingo as you go gets confusing, but thankfully there are much easier ways to familiarize yourself with the latest abbreviations.

Below is a detailed list of the most common short forms of words used in WhatsApp; Along with these abbreviations are their exact meanings.

No one likes to feel left out, now no one has to. With this updated list of abbreviations used in WhatsApp chat everyone can converse. Abbreviations can be used by anyone, but if you don’t know the correct way to use them you could find yourself in a tricky situation.

For instance, It is quite common to see the abbreviation “LOL” being used as the phrase “Lots of love”, however, this is incorrect. The correct meaning of LOL is “Laughing out loud”. Fortunately, easy mix-ups like that one are avoidable.

200 Short forms of words used in WhatsApp and text messages

To save you time and effort, below is a list of abbreviations used in WhatsApp chat; Simply refer to this list anytime you find yourself uncertain.

  1. ATM – At the moment
  2. IMO – In my opinion
  3. JIC – Just in case
  4. WTH – What the h*ll
  5. A3 – Anywhere, anytime, any place
  6. BC – Be cool
  7. BM – Bite me
  8. B4 – Before
  9. Bc or B/C – Because
  10. BB – Bye Bye
  11. BD – Big deal
  12. BF – Boyfriend, or best friend
  13. BG – Big grin
  14. B/W – Between
  15. CU – See you
  16. DM – Direct message
  17. KMP – Keep me posted
  18. DL – Dead link
  19. EM – Email
  20. FB – Facebook
  21. GF – Girlfriend
  22. GG – Good game
  23. GM – Good morning
  24. GN – Goodnight
  25. CYL – Call you later
  26. HF – Have fun
  27. HU – Hug you
  28. IC – I see
  29. IS – I’m sorry
  30. IM – Instant message
  31. JJ – Just joking
  32. JK – Just kidding
  33. KK – Okay cool
  34. KU – Kiss you
  35. L8 – Late
  36. LU – Love you
  37. LI – LinkedIn
  38. MT – Modified tweet
  39. M/F – Male/Female
  40. M8 – Mate
  41. MU – Miss you
  42. NP – No problem
  43. OH – Overheard
  44. O3 – Out of office
  45. OT – Off topic
  46. OP – Original poster
  47. PM – Private message
  48. R8 – Right
  49. RT – Retweet
  50. RL – Real life
  51. SD – Sweet dreams
  52. SS – So sorry
  53. SU – Shut up
  54. TY – Thank you
  55. TC – Take care
  56. ASAP – As soon as possible
  57. AKA – Also known as
  58. BTW – By the way
  59. BOT – Back on topic
  60. CTS – Changing the subject
  61. DIY – Do it yourself
  62. F2F – Face to face
  63. FYEO – For your eyes only
  64. G2B – Going to bed
  65. GTG – Got to go
  66. IDC – I don’t care
  67. L8R – Later
  68. LMK – Let me know
  69. S2R – Send to receive
  70. TMI – Too much information
  71. WTF – What the f*ck
  72. SMH – Shaking my head
  73. ASL – Age/Sex/Location
  74. HTH – Here to help (can also be used as happy to help)
  75. IRL – In real life
  76. ITT – In this thread
  77. LDR – Long distance relationship
  78. NVM – Nevermind
  79. Pic – Picture
  80. PPL – People
  81. PLZ – Please
  82. TTYL – Talk to you later
  83. W8 – Wait
  84. YW – You’re welcome
  85. AFK – Away from keyboard
  86. BMT – Before my time
  87. HBU – How about you
  88. LMS – Like my status
  89. POS/SOS – Parents on shoulder/Someone on shoulder
  90. BRB – Be right back
  91. FYI – For your information
  92. GR8 – Great
  93. LOL – Laughing out loud
  94. LMAO – Laughing my a*s off
  95. MSG – Message
  96. IDK – I do not know
  97. NSFW – Not safe for work
  98. AFC – Away from computer
  99. CYS – Check your settings
  100. FWD – Forward
  101. DND – Do not disturb
  102. HAND – Have a nice day
  103. JAM – Just a minute
  104. LMA – Leave me alone
  105. OMG – Oh my god
  106. TXT – Text
  107. OMW – On my way
  108. TTYS – Talk to you soon
  109. AAB – Average at best
  110. ADL – All day long
  111. AEAP – As early as possible
  112. BBIAB – Be back in a bit
  113. CYA – See you again
  114. FWIW – For what it’s worth
  115. GIYF – Google is your friend
  116. ICYDK – In case you didn’t know
  117. ILY – I love you
  118. IYDMMA – If you don’t mind me asking
  119. LTNS – Long time no see
  120. MYOB – Mind your own business
  121. STR8 – Straight
  122. WB – Welcome back
  123. WDUWTA – What do you want to talk about
  124. 1NAM – One in a million
  125. BFF – Best friend forever
  126. BEG – Big evil grin
  127. CYO – See you online
  128. DQMOT – Don’t quote me on this
  129. HMU – Hit me up
  130. WRU – Who are you
  131. BBL – Be back later
  132. EOS – End of story
  133. GAL – Get a life
  134. LMHO – Laughing my head off
  135. Q4U – Question for you
  136. 5N – Fine
  137. KYP – Keep you posted
  138. ORLY – Oh really
  139. YT – Youtube
  140. AAK – Alive and kicking
  141. ANY1– Anyone
  142. BFN – Bye for now
  143. Dunno – Do not know
  144. FTL – For the loss
  145. GFY – Good for you
  146. GTH – Go to h*ll
  147. ICQ – I seek you
  148. JOOC – Just out of curiosity
  149. NE1 – Anyone
  150. NOYB – None of your business
  151. SRY – Sorry
  152. SWW – Sorry wrong window
  153. SUP – What’s up
  154. TG – That’s great
  155. TIA – Thanks in advance
  156. YCM – You copied me
  157. 2MORO – Tomorrow
  158. ASIC – As soon as I can
  159. BAU – Business as usual
  160. DIKU – Do I know you
  161. GNASD – Goodnight and sweet dreams
  162. PMSL – P*ssing myself laughing
  163. YSIC – Why should I care
  164. AAMOF – As a matter of fact
  165. CUL – See you later
  166. FAQ – Frequently asked questions
  167. LAM – Leave a message
  168. TCO – Taken care of
  169. TYT – Take your time
  170. Fab – Fabulous
  171. ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
  172. THX – Thanks
  173. AAR – At any rate
  174. AEAE – And ever and ever
  175. BBS – Be back soon
  176. EOM – End of message
  177. GBTW – Get back to work
  178. Gonna/Gunna – Going to
  179. IDGI – I don’t get it
  180. NWS – Not work safe
  181. RIP – Rest in peace
  182. Sec – Second
  183. Tho – Though
  184. WD – Well done
  185. YSVW – You are so very welcome
  186. 2N8 – Tonight
  187. BMS – Blew my sh*t
  188. EMFBI – Excuse me for butting in
  189. 404 – No clue
  190. RSVP – Response requested
  191. LLAH – Laughing like a hyena
  192. IIRC = If I recall correctly
  193. FTW – For the win
  194. Cuz/Coz/Cause – Because
  195. AFAIC – As far as I’m concerned
  196. BA3 – Battery
  197. LNG – Long
  198. CFY – Calling for you
  199. W8AM – Wait a minute
  200. IACL – I am currently laughing

Feeling overwhelmed? Don’t worry! You don’t have to memorize the entire list. Take the stress out of online socializing by using the above list as a communication guide.

If you happen upon an abbreviation that is not on the list just remember, GIYF!

Please feel free to leave a comment below if you have any questions, or if you simply want to say hello!





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