Sample Text Message Acronyms and What They Stand For

  22 June 2015

Acronyms are an abridged form of words or phrases used in writing, using the first letters of each word in a phrase or combination of letters in a word. Because of its enhancement of typing speed and reduction of text length, acronyms are used extensively by people today.

Below are few of the common acronyms used today and what they stand for.


LOL- Laugh out loud/Lots of love

TNX- Thanks

4- For

2- To

U- You

TGIF- Thank God is Friday

ASAP- As soon as possible

BTW- By the way

BRB- Be right back

I.C- I see

10Q- Thank you

STR8- Straight

NO P- No problem

BFF- Best friend forever

GRATZ- Congratulations

4EVA- Forever

CUL- See you later

PLS- Please

CU@- See you at

GUD- Good

W8- Wait

411- Information

E.T.C- And other things

ABT- About

ATM- At the moment

B4- Before

B4N- Bye for now

DYK- Do you know

FAQ- Frequently asked questions

FYI- For your information

G2G/GTG- Got to go

IMAO- In my arrogant opinion

LOOL- Laughing out outrageously loud

Q4U- Question for you

OK- Okay

TYVM- Thank you very much

U2- You too

UW- You welcome

W8- Wait

XUP- What’s up?

XTRA- Extra

XPLAIN- Explain

Y- Why?

?4U- Question for you

2U2- To you too

4U- For you

2U- To you

XMAS- Christmas

XPECIALLY- Especially

BAE- Beautiful and elegant

MRNIN- Morning

Luv- Love

Lyk- Like

OP- Hope

*S*- Smile

*W*- Wink

*K*- Kiss

*H*- Hug

*G*- Giggle

*T*- Tickle

In addition to these, SmartSMSSolutions equally have a compilation of sample SMS you can choose from if you need ideas for composing your bulk messages. If you do not have a bulk SMS account yet, register here for free.

Please tell us what you think about the use of these acronyms for text messages and tell us other acronyms that are popularly used but have been omitted using the comment box below.


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