100+ Most Used Internet Abbreviations & Acronyms for Texting and Tweeting

100+ Most Used Internet Abbreviations & Acronyms for Texting and Tweeting Posted On
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In this modern world of social media and the Internet where everything is being shared and reshared online millions of times every hour is just fascinating. Smartphones have boosted this trend multiple times. Internet abbreviations and slangs play a huge role in this game. These abbreviations and acronyms have become the language of the Internet.

Everybody is writing about something online or sending messages to someone. Whether it’s on Twitter, in chat rooms, text messages, or through messenger apps, the use of internet abbreviations and acronyms is very common. Some people use internet Acronyms due to the limitation of character count (like 280 words in Twitter), some send shorthand words to cop-up with the pace of life, and some use them just out of laziness. But they have grown so popular that every next person uses them and surprisingly most of the recipients know what these internet abbreviations or acronyms mean. Still, some internet users struggle to understand the meaning of a message from a friend when that friend sends a jargon of letters out of the blue.

Some acronyms are more commonly used than others like FYI, ASAP, AMA, OMG, LOL, FB, XOXO, BTW, and IMO etc. But still, there are many whose meanings are not knows to everybody. So here I will share a comprehensive list of more than 100 Internet Abbreviations & Acronyms which are most popular in the Internet language for texting, tweeting and making posts on FB.

How to differentiate between Abbreviations and Acronyms?

What is Abbreviation?

An abbreviation (from Latin brevi³re → brevis meaning “short”) is a shortened form of a word or phrase which is used to represent the whole word in the lesser number of letters. It usually ends with a Full-stop(.).

For example- abbreviation can itself be represented by the abbreviation abbr., abbrv., or abbrev.

What is Acronym?

An acronym (from Latin “acro-” meaning “beginning” + “-onym” meaning “word, name”) is a pronounceable abbreviation formed from the initial letters (but not always) of complete words.

For example- RAdio Detecting And Ranging is known by acronym RADAR, ASAP= As Soon As Possible

100+ Most Used Internet Abbreviations & Acronyms for Texting and Tweeting



0.02My (or your) two cents worth
121One-to-one (private chat initiation)
;SA gentle warning, like “Hmm? What did you say?”
?I have a question
?I don’t understand what you mean
?4UI have a question for you
@TEOTDAt the end of the day
^^Meaning “read line” or “read message” above
<3Meaning “sideways heart” (love, friendship)
<3Meaning “broken heart”
<33Meaning “heart or love” (more 3s is a bigger heart)
1TG, 2TGMeaning number of items needed for win (online gaming)
1UPMeaning extra life (online gaming)
2F4UToo Fast For You
4YEO FYEOFor Your Eyes Only
AAMOFAs a Matter of Fact
AFAIKAs far as I know
AFAIRAs far as I remember / recall
AFKAway from Keyboard
AKAAlso known as
AMAAsk me anything
BBBG Bye bye be good
BBIAS Be back in a sec
BSAAW Big smile and a wink
BUMP Bring up my post
BWL Bursting with laughter
CS Career suicide
CSL Can’t stop laughing
CWOT Complete waste of time
CYT See you tomorrow
DAE Does anyone else?
DBMIB Don’t bother me I’m busy
DIY Do it yourself
DM Direct message
DWH During work hours
E123 Easy as one, two, three
EMBM Early morning business meeting
FACKFull Acknowledge
FAQFrequently asked Questions
FAWC For anyone who cares
FIMH Forever in my heart
FKAFormerly known as
FTFYFixed that for you
FTL For the loss
FTW For the win
FTWFuck the World / For the Win
FWIWFor what it’s Worth
FYI / JFYI(Just) For your Information
GAHOY Get a hold of yourself
GFN Gone for now
GL Good luck
GMTA Great minds think alike
GOI Get over it
GRAS Generally recognised as safe
GRATZ Congratulations
IANAL I am not a lawyer
IBRB I’ll be right back
ICYMI In case you missed it
IDC I don’t care
IDK I don’t know
IFYP I feel your pain
IIRC If I remember correctly
ILY I love you
IMOIMHO In my opinionIn my humble opinion
IMU I miss you
IRL In real life
J4F Just for fun
JIC Just in case
JK Just kidding
JSYK Just so you know
LOL Laughing out loud
MFW My face when
MRW My reaction when
NAGI Not a good idea
NBD Not big deal
NFS Not for sale
NSFL Not safe for life
NSFW Not safe for work
NTH Nice to have. what does nth mean in texting messaging
OC Original content
OH Overheard
OMDB Over my dead body
OMGOh my God
OMW On my way
OP Original poster
OPOriginal Poster, Original Post
OTOff Topic
OTOHOn the other Hand
PEBKACProblem exists between Keyboard and Chair
POV Point of View
POVPoint of View
PRT Please retweet
PTB Please text back
QQ Crying
RBTL Read between the lines
RLRT Real life retweet
ROTFLRolling on the Floor Laughing
RSVPRepondez s’il vous plait (French: Please reply)
RTFMRead the fine Manual
RUOK Are you OK?
SFW Safe for work
SMH Shaking my head
SOML Story of my life. What does SOML mean in texting? Most likely a person compares another person’s story with own situation.
SRSLY Seriously
SSDD Same stuff, different day
TBH To be honest
TFW That feeling when. TFW internet slang often goes in a caption to an image.
TIA Thanks in advance
TIL Today I learned
TIME Tears in my eyes
TL;DR Too long; didn’t read
TMB Tweet me back
TNTL Trying not to laugh
TTYL Talk to you later
W8 Wait
WTPA Where the party at?
WUZUP What’s up?
WYWH Wish you were here
YGTR You got that right
YNK You never know
ZZZ Sleeping, bored, tired

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