40 Must know IM Abbreviations for Quick Chatting


Want to put your IM chatting experience on steroids? Well, checkout 40 Must know IM Abbreviations to speed up your IM conversations with a dash of style and ease. Here goes:

01-10 | A TO F

  • AKA: Also Known As
  • ASAP: As Soon As Possible
  • BRB: Be Right Back
  • BTW: By The Way
  • BAK: Back At Keyboard
  • BBL: Be Back Later
  • B4N: Bye For Now
  • F2F: Face To Face
  • FYI: For Your Information
  • FYA: For Your Amusement

11-20 | G TO I

  • G2G: Got To Go
  • GFY: Good For You
  • GL: Good Luck
  • GTGB: Got To Go Bye
  • IM: Instant Message
  • ILU: I Love You
  • IOW: In Other Words
  • IMO: In My Opinion
  • IRL: In Real Life
  • ITS: I Told You So

21-30 | K TO R

  • KIT: Keep In Touch
  • LTL: Lets Talk Later
  • LOL: Laughing Out Loud
  • NYO: Need Your Opinion
  • NP: No Problem
  • LU: Looking Up
  • PLS: Please
  • POS: Parents Over Shoulder
  • POV: Point Of View
  • ROTFL: Rolling On The Floor Laughing

31-40 | T TO W

  • TMI: Too Much Info
  • TIA: Thanks In Advance
  • TTYL: Talk To You Later
  • TTFN: Ta Ta For Now
  • TX: Thanks
  • TY: Thank You
  • TU: Thank You
  • U: You
  • U2: You Too
  • WB: Welcome Back

Besides above there are many other IM abbreviations used during IM conversations. Share with us by adding a quick comment!



  1. i love you is ILY

  2. Please, let me know the meaning of the abbraviation “40”

    and 40weft as well

  3. i knew most but i learned alot. but on 11-20 the last one you typed ITS for I told you so. but it is suppost to be ITUS

  4. What does the abbreviation rlc mean?

  5. @Satbir & Nain
    Thnx for the stumble!

  6. That added more bullets to my chatter tool box. >:)Stumbled!

  7. I knew some of them but learnt quite a bit. Bookmarked n stumbl’=ed :)

  8. Thanks for sharing these IM Abbreviations! I’ll chat faster now!

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