100+ Text Abbreviations You Should Know In 2016

With the everyday increasing hype of social media and social media messaging, one should get used to the abbreviations that are mostly used on that social network. Today we’re going to talk about text abbreviations that one should know to send someone a quick message or not look stupid reading when someone else sends you an abbreviation.

I still remember the time when abbreviations never existed, seriously when I started using Facebook there were hardly any Facebook abbreviations and slowly people started abbreviation “Thank You” , “Take Care” , “See Ya” , “Good Night” and then we never stopped. Now if we are to message someone, regardless of it being Facebook, we only use text abbreviations and most of the times they are all the same as the Facebook abbreviations.

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There are lost of users who still find it really hard to get used to these “Facebook Slang” and all sort of abbreviations. I still get and see lots of the messages that do not make any sense at all. And truly speaking most of the abbreviations that I see donot make any sense at all, most of them are just created by bunch of users that are so lazy to type a word or just trying to be cool using these Facebook/ Text abbreviations that donot make any sense at all.

Still, if you are a decent Facebook chatter, then you should stay acquainted with most widely used abbreviations on Facebook. All the abbreviations that I am about to list down will help you get most of your time using facebook’s messenger and save you alot of time and also save you the trouble of asking around to find the meaning of the word.

In Facebook there are abbreviations for different words, phrases, and also for the emoticons that might get you into confusion some time. First of all lets see some of the most common and must know Facebook abbreviations for texting (Words, phrases etc)

Text Abbreviations And Their Meanings

  1. A/S/L : A/S/L stands for Age, Sex and Language/Location. This is one of the most basic acronyms/ abbreviations/slang when it comes to every social media, emailing and not just Facebook.
  2. AFAIK :  It stands for As Far As I know.
  3. AAMOF: As a matter of fact.
  4. ASF: As F***!.
  5. BRB: Be Right Back.
  6. BTW: By The Way.
  7. BC: Be Cool.
  8. BM: Bite Me.
  9. BBL: Be Back Later
  10. BAE: One of the abbreviation that is mostly used on the internet and daily life is “BAE”. It simply stands for “Before Anyone Else”.
  11. BBQ: Better Be Quick.
  12. BO: Brain Over Load.
  13. CU: See You.
  14. CUL: See You Later.
  15. CYA: See Ya.
  16. CFY: Calling For You.
  17. CTS: Changing The Subject.
  18. CUL8TR :See You Later.
  19. CMIIW: Correct Me If I Am Wrong.
  20. DIY: Do It Yourself.
  21. DAE: Does Anyone Else.
  22. DND: Do Not Disturb.
  23. DFTBA: Donot Forget To Be Awesome.
  24. EG : Evil Grin
  25. ELI5: Explain Like I Am 5.
  26. EOS: End Of Story.
  27. FYI: For Your Information.
  28. FITB: Fill In The Blank.
  29. FB: Another Most Widely Used, “FB” i.e. Facebook.
  30. FAQ: Frequently Asked Question.
  31. F2F: Face To Face.
  32. FTW: For The Win.
  33. FTFY: Fixed That For You.
  34. FBF: Flash Back Friday.
  35. FML: F*** My Life.
  36. GTG: Got To GO.
  37. Gr8: Great.
  38. GAL: Get A Life.
  39. GF: Girlfriend.
  40. GG: Good Game.
  41. GN: Good Night.
  42. GTR: Getting Ready.
  43. HAND: Have A Nice Day.
  44. HTH: Hope That Helps.
  45. HMU: Hit Me UP.
  46. HB: Hurry Back.
  47. IDK: I Dont Know.
  48. IRL: In Real Life.
  49. IANAD: I Am Not A Doctor.
  50. IC: I See.
  51. IIRC: If I Remember Correctly.
  52. JK: Just Kidding
  53. JIC: Just In Case.
  54. JAM: Just A Minute.
  55. K: Ok.
  56. LMK : Let Me Know.
  57. LMA: Leave Me Alone.
  58. LOL: Laugh Out Loud.
  59. LMAO: Laughing My Ass Off.
  60. LAM: Leave A Message.
  61. Msg: Message.
  62. NP: No Problem.
  63. NE1: Anyone.
  64. NM: Never Mind.
  65. NSFW: NSFW Means Not Safe For Work.
  66. NSFL: Not Safe For Life.
  67. OMG: Oh My God.
  68. OIC: Oh ! I See.
  69. OS: Operating System.
  70. OAN: On Another Note.
  71. OOC: Out Of Character.
  72. PM: Private Message.
  73. PAW: Parents Are Watching.
  74. Q4U: Question For You.
  75. RL: Real Life.
  76. RT: Retweet.
  77. r8: Right.
  78. ROFL: Rolling On Floor Laughing.
  79. THX: Thanks
  80. TCO: Taken Care Of.
  81. TMI: Too Much Information.
  82. TY: Thank You.
  83. TC: Take Care.
  84. TTYL: Talk To You Later.
  85. TxT: Text.
  86. TYVM: Thank You Very Much.
  87. TTYS: Talk To You Soon.
  88. TTFN: Ta-ta For Now.
  89. TBT: This was one of the mostly used text abbreviations on Instagram, where you post a picture from a while back that was clicked on Thursday.
  90. TBH: To Be Honest.
  91. WB: Welcome Back.
  92. WU?: Whats Up.
  93. WTH: Who The F*** or What The F*** .
  94. WUF: Where You From / Where Are You From ?
  95. WTH: What The Heck?
  96. WBU: What About You?
  97. W8AM: Wait A Minute.
  98. WAD: Without A Doubt.
  99. YNK: You Never Know.
  100. YSK: You Should Know.

So these is a huge list of most widely used Facebook/ text abbreviations, actually these abbreviations are widely used in daily life and also on all the social medias. Now, lets see some of the Facebook emoticon abbreviations that you might or might not know.

Facebook Emoticons Abbreviations

  1. 🙂 or 🙂 or =) or :] :  This Usually Represents Smiley Faces.
  2. <3 : Heart
  3.  >:( or >:-(  : Angry Face.
  4. :v : Pacman.
  5. :|] : Robot.
  6. 8) or 😎 or B) or B-) : Face With Glasses On.
  7. 8| or 8-| or B| or B-|: Faces With Dark Glasses On.
  8. o.O or O.o : Eyes, bigger and smaller.
  9. :putnam:  Representation of a Facebook Employee putnam.
  10. 3:) or 3:-): Devil.
  11. O:) or O:-) : Angel
  12. :3 : Face with mustache or cat face
  13. ^_^ : Happy Face.
  14. -_- : Straight Face.
  15. :* or :-*: Give a Kiss.
  16. :'( : Crying
  17. 🙁 or 🙁 or =( or :[ : Sad Faces.
  18. :p or :-p: Stick your Tounge Out.
  19. *<:-): Santa Claus.
  20. 😉 or 😉 : Wink
  21. 😮 or 😮 : Surprised Face.
  22. :-@ : Angry Face
  23. (^^^) : Shark
  24. <(“) : Penguin
  25. {:V: Duck

These are some of the mostly used Facebook emoticons, or Facebook emoticons shortcode. Most of these codes give a descriptive result when sent as a text message.

All these are nothing but just a bunch of lazy user that started a new trend to create a short representation for a word they mostly used and then everyone joined the hype and these text abbreviations are a must know if you text or message alot.

Have we missed any text abbreviations that you think are really worth sharing or using? Do let us know!

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