Instant Messaging

The four most popular instant messaging programs. The nice part is that they are all free!

Yahoo! Messenger

Windows Live Messenger

Web Slang, lingo, and acronyms used in chat rooms, Instant Messages, and Text Messaging.

  • AFAIK: As Far As I Know

  • AKA: Also Known As

  • ASAP: As Soon As Possible

  • BAK: Back At Keyboard

  • BBL: Be Back Later

  • BCNU: Be Seeing You

  • B4N: Bye For Now

  • BRB: Be Right Back

  • BTW: By The Way

  • dn: Double Nil

  • F2F: Face To Face

  • FWIW: For What It's Worth

  • FYA: For Your Amusement

  • FYI: For Your Information

  • gc: Good Cover

  • GFY: Good For You

  • gg: Good Game

  • GGBB: Gotta Go Bye Bye

  • GL: Good Luck

  • GMTA: Great Minds Think Alike

  • G2G: Got To Go

  • GTGB: Got To Go Bye

  • HAGD: Have a Good Day

  • HAGE: Have a Good Evening

  • HAGN: Have a Good Night

  • hb: Hurry Back (Used after someone says 'BRB')

  • ILU: Love You

  • IDK: I Don't Know

  • IM: Instant Message

  • IM ME: Instant Message Me

  • IMHO: In My Humble Opinion

  • IMO In My Opinion

  • INALB: I'm Not A Lawyer But

  • IOH: I'm Outta Here

  • IOW: In Other Words

  • IRL: In Real Life

  • ITS: I Told You So

  • KIT: Keep In Touch

  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud

  • LTL: Lets Talk Later

  • LTNC: Long Time No Chat

  • LTNS: Long Time No See

  • LU: Looking Up

  • MAYB: Maybe

  • NM: Nothing Much

  • nnp: Nice Nil, Partner

  • np: No Problem

  • npp: No Problem, Partner

  • NRN: No Reply Necessary

  • NYO: Need Your Opinion

  • p: Partner

  • PDQ: Pretty Darn Quick

  • PLS: Please

  • PMFJI: Pardon Me For Jumping In

  • POS: Parents Over Shoulder Change Subject

  • POV: Point Of View

  • ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing

  • RSN: Real Soon Now

  • RTFM: Read The Fascinating Manual

  • sry: Sorry

  • SRSLY: Seriously

  • ss: So Sorry

  • STFU: Shut The (Flip) Up

  • TIA: Thanks In Advance

  • TMI: Too Much Info

  • TTFN: Ta Ta For Now

  • TTYL: Talk To You Later

  • TTYS: Talk To You Soon

  • TU: Thank You

  • TX: Thanks

  • TY: Thank You

  • TYVM: Thank You Very Much

  • UKW: You Know Who

  • U: You

  • U2: You Too

  • UW: You Wish

  • WB: Welcome Back

 

 


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