Text message abbreviations are being widely used, especially in electronic communication mediums. Learn the common text abbreviation symbols and acronyms.

Text Message Abbreviations

Text message abbreviations have become highly popular in today’s tech savvy world. With the wide usage of electronic communication mediums, such as emails, chat, IM, SMS etc., text abbreviation symbols have proved to be quite handy. They not only save time and effort, but also prove to be a type of code, which is only understood by the person to whom the message has been sent. Moreover, abbreviations neither take much time to type and nor do they need time to read. There are thousands of texting abbreviations used on a daily basis and more and more are being formed every day.  Using text message abbreviations is even considered hip amongst youngsters, who regard it as the latest and trendy lingo to converse. In fact, for them, it is a little bizarre, if a person takes the effort to type a whole word or sentence when it can be abbreviated. Read on to know some common text message, acronyms and symbols.
Chat & SMS Abbreviations
AKA - Also Known As
ASAP - As Soon As Possible
A3 -Anytime, anywhere, anyplace
ABT - About
ADD - Address
ADMIN – Administrator
ADMINR –Administrator
ASL - Age/Sex/Location
AAF - As a friend
AAK - Asleep at keyboard
AAK - Alive and kicking
AAMOF - As a matter of fact
AAMOI - As a matter of interest
AAP - Always a pleasure
AAR - At any rate
AAS - Alive and smiling
AASHTA - As always, Sheldon has the answer
(Bike mechanic Sheldon Brown)
AATK - Always at the keyboard
ABC - Already been chewed
ABT2 - Meaning 'About to'
ABTA - Meaning Good-bye
ABU -All bugged up
AC - Acceptable content
ACC - Anyone can come
ACDNT - Accident
ACE - Meaning marijuana cigarette
ACK - Acknowledge
ACPT - Accept
ACQSTN - Acquisition
ADAD - Another day, another dollar
ADBB - All done, bye-bye
ADDY - Address
ADIH - Another day in hell
ADIP - Another day in paradise
ADN - Any day now
ADR - Address
AE - Area effect
AEAP - As early as possible
AF - April Fools
AFC - Away from computer
AFAIAA - As far as I am aware
AFAIC - As far as I am concerned
AFAIK - As far as I know
B2W -Back to work
B4 -Before
B4U - Before You
BCOZ -Because
BDAY -Birthday
BF- Boyfriend
BFF - Best Friend Forever
BRB - Be Right Back
BTW - By the Way
B8 - Bait (person teased or joked with, or under-aged person/teen)
B9 - Boss is watching
B/G - Background (personal information request)
B4N - Bye for now
BAG - Busting a gut
BAK - Back at keyboard
BASOR - Breathing a sigh of relief
BAU - Business as usual
BAY - Back at ya
BB - Be back
BBC - Big bad challenge
BBIAB- Be back in a bit
BBIAF - Be back in a few
BBIAM - Be back in a minute
BBIAS - Be back in a sec
BBL - Be back later
BBN - Bye, bye now
BBQ - Barbeque
BBS - Be back soon
BBT - Be back tomorrow
BC - Because
B/C - Because
BC - Be cool
BCNU - Be seeing you
BCOS - Because
BCO - Big crush on
BCOY - Big crush on you
BD - Big deal
COZ - Because
CU - See you
CW - Classwork
DUPE - Duplicate
DIY - Do It Yourself
EZ - Easy
FAQ - Frequently Asked Question
FYI - For Your Information
FRND – Friend
F9 – Fine
FRM – From
GTG - Got To Go
GRL – Girl
GR8 – Great
GN – Good Night
GUD – Good
H- BDay – Happy Birthday
HW – Homework
IDK - I Don't know
ILU - I Love You
IC - I See
ICU – I See You
JY – Joy
JAM - Just A Minute
KISS – Keep it Short and Simple
K - OK
LOL - Laughing Out Loud
L8R – Later
LOLA - Laugh Out Loud Again
MIL - Mother In Law
MSG - Message
NT – Night
NE1 - Anyone
OVA- Over
O – Or
Pa – Papa
PZA – Pizza
PRON – Pornography
PPL – People
Q8 – Quite
RT – Right
RST- Rest
ROTFL - Rolling On The Floor Laughing
SPAM - Stupid Person's Advertisement
SWALK - Sealed With A Loving Kiss
SWAK - Sealed With A Kiss
TTFN - Ta-Ta For Now
TTYL - Talk To You Later
THNX – Thanks
THNK U – Thank You
TC - Take Care
U – You
U2 - You Too
V – We
W8 – What?
WA8 – Wait
W/O - Without
XME – Excuse Me
Y – Why?
ZZZZ – Sleeping
Other Text Message Abbreviations
2moro - Tomorrow
2nite - Tonight
2day - Today
4ever - Forever
4U - For You

These are some of the most commonly used abbreviations. There are hundreds more of them and people form their own abbreviations everyday specific to their conversations at office, clubs or in their circle of friends etc.

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