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Texting Abbreviations and Symbols

Texting Abbreviations and Symbols

For the tech-savvy world that always needs something new, here is a list of some important texting abbreviations and symbols. All this to make your life simpler still. Use these for a greater appeal in the social world.
Rujuta Borkar
'Nm' she pinged back. 'Lol' he said for the joke she'd cracked. And a normal conversation carried through and through.
At one point of time, these texting abbreviations and symbols would've gotten me really confused. What would've been even more confusing was the fact that everyone using them, was doing so with perfect ease. For the people using them, there was no confusion and nothing to doubt. People carried on with their conversations with elan and ease and invented newer symbols as time passed. It was only after I got into the tech-savvy world of phones and chats that I realized how much easier these texting signs and symbols made things. Either it was the fact that in a fast-paced world these symbols helped, or the fact that sheer laziness made their invention a compulsory affair―whatever led to the invention of these, it was a mighty good thing. With newer and better abbreviations and symbols coming up everyday, a handy note or chart is what will help for reference. And that is exactly what the following article will provide for you.
Note - ('Nm' is Nothing much and 'Lol' is laughing out loud. If you didn't already know.)
Chart of Symbols
So rest assured, this text symbols chart will give you some of the most prominent and oft used texting abbreviations and meanings. Like I said, something for easy reference always helps.
A
  • AML ~ All my love
  • & ~ And
  • NE ~ Any
  • R ~ Are
  • AFAIK ~ As far as I know
B
  • B ~ Be
  • BRB ~ Be Right Back
  • BCNU ~ Be seeing you
  • BC ~ Because
  • B4 ~ Before
  • BFF ~ Best friends forever
  • BF ~ Boyfriend
  • BTW ~ By the way
C-F
  • CYA ~ See ya
  • COS ~ Because
  • CUL8R ~ See ya later
  • D8 ~ Date
  • EZ ~ Easy
  • FWIW ~ For what it's worth
G-I
  • GF ~ Girlfriend
  • GL ~ Good luck
  • G2G ~ Got to go
  • GTG ~ Got to go
  • GR8 ~ Great
  • IC ~ I see
  • IMHO ~ In my humble opinion
  • IMO ~ In my opinion
  • IDK ~ I don't know
J-L
  • JK ~ Just kidding
  • KNO ~ Know
  • K ~ Okay
  • L8 ~ Late
  • L8R ~ Later
  • LOL ~ Laughing out loud
  • LY ~ Love you
M-Q
  • MSG ~ Message
  • N ~ No
  • NE1 ~ Anyone
  • NBD ~ No big deal
  • NP ~ No problem
  • OIC ~ Oh, I see
  • PPL ~ People
  • PLZ or PLS ~ Please
  • PCM ~ Please call me
  • PWB ~ Please write back
  • QT ~ Cutie
R-U
  • RUCMNG? ~ Are you coming?
  • RUOK? ~ Are you OK?
  • ROFL ~ Rolling on floor laughing
  • SWIM ~ See what I mean?
  • STR8 ~ Straight
  • SUP ~ What's up?
  • TY ~ Thank you
  • TYVM ~ Thank you very much
  • THX ~ Thanks
  • TMI ~ Too much information
  • TTYL ~ Talk to you later
  • TBD ~ To be decided/determined
  • UR ~ You are/you're
  • U ~ You
W-Z
  • W? ~ Why
  • WTG ~ Way to go!
  • WE ~ Whatever
  • Y ~ Why?
  • Y/N? ~ Yes or No?
  • XLNT ~ Excellent
  • XO ~ Kiss and Hug
  • X: ~ Kiss
  • ZZZZ ~ Sleeping/Bored
Other Texting Symbols
Here are some other texting abbreviations and symbols that are commonly used in daily corresponding chats over texting and computer chats. These are simple and easy to use. After you start using them frequently, you'll notice that they are quite easy to pick up.
Symbol Meaning
!!!! Talk to the Hand
10Q Thank You
121 One to One
143I Love You
182I Hate You
2moro Tomorrow
2nite Tonight
4U For you
4EVER Forever
4 For
4Q F*** You
@ At
8 Ate
:-* Kiss
o:-) Angel smiley
:-X Big Kiss
%-) Confused
:'-( Crying
:-D Laughing
8-) Sunglasses face
:-P Tongue in cheek
2DAY Today
2 To/too

Like I said, these abbreviations and symbols are some of the simplest bits to pick up. It might be the case that you already know these, but might have forgotten. Let these text shorthand symbols act as a reminder of some of the cool things that you can create with them. Pretty sure you'll start out soon enough.