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Commonly Used Text Message Abbreviations for Business and Personal Use in 2022

SMS text messaging has become the norm for businesses these days as text messaging platform is the quickest and the most effective way of reaching customers. Unlike traditional emails or handwritten letters, SMS text messages are meant to be short and casual (2 to 3 sentences max). Keeping it casual has a whole new meaning when it comes to SMS text messages and the commonly used text message abbreviations in 2022.
Commonly Used Text Message Abbreviations for Business and Personal Use in 2022
Commonly Used Text Message Abbreviations for Business and Personal Use in 2022

What Are Text Message Abbreviations?

Gone are the days when you would send and SMS text message with a subject line. Nowadays, everyone is abbreviating commonly used words in text messages whether it’s for business or personal use. Some of the most popular abbreviations such as “LOL” or “IDK” are widely used by people of all ages but you may not be familiar with all the common abbreviations for business use.


Can I Use Text Message Abbreviations for Business?

Yes, you can absolutely use text message abbreviations for business. In fact, you may already be using some of the more popular abbreviations such as “ASAP” and “OOO”.

Here’s a list of 100 text message abbreviations that you’ll likely come across to improve your business communication through SMS text messages.


Business Common Text Message Abbreviations

Are you texting with business contacts? If so, you want to be cautious about using inappropriate text message abbreviations. Instead of texting "OMFG", you'll want to use acryonyms that aren't too personal or even offensive such as "OMG". Keep it professional while being mindful of who you're texting and the situation and try not to abbreviate words that convey gratitude such as TY (Thank You). Below, you'll find a list of 50 text message abbreviations fit for business texting use.

Business Common Text Message Abbreviations

AKA: Also known as

ARR: Annual recurring revenue

ASAP: As soon as possible

ATM: At the moment

B2B: Business to business

B2C: Business to consumer

CMS: Content management system

CTA: Call to action

CTR: Click-through rate

DIY: Do it yourself

DND: Do not disturb

EOD: End of day

EOW: End of week

ETA: Estimated time of arrival

FAQ: Frequently asked question

FYI: For your information

IAM: In a meeting

IIRC: If I recall correctly

IMHO: In my honest opinion

IMO: In my opinion

JIC: Just in case

JSYK: Just so you know

KPI: Key Performance Indicator

LMGTFY: Let me Google that for you

LMK: Let me know

MMS: Multimedia messaging service

MRR: Monthly recurring revenue

MSG: Message

N/A: Not applicable or not available

NP: No problem

NRN: No reply necessary

OFC: Of course

OOO: Out of office

OTP: On the phone

POV: Point of view

RCS: Rich communication services

RFD: Request for discussion

ROI: Return on investment

SME: Subject matter expert

SMS: Short message service

TBA: To be announced

TBC: To be continued

TBD: To be decided

TIA: Thanks in advance

TYT: Take your time

UFN: Until further notice

UGC: User-generated content

VM: Voicemail

W/O: Without

WIP: Work in progress


Common Text Message Abbreviations

If you're texting with family and friends, you may have already seen or sent text messages using abbreviations. Below are 55 of the most commonly used text message abbreviations for casual use. Please keep in mind that some of these commonly used abbreviations may not be suitable for business use.

Common Text Message Abbreviations

2EZ: Too easy

?4U: I have a question for you

AFAIK: As far as I know

ALOL: Actually laughing out loud

ATB: All the best

AYS: Are you serious?

BAU: Business as usual

BF: Boyfriend

BFF: Best friends forever

BRB: Be right back

BTW: By the way

CWOT: Complete waste of time

DIY: Do it yourself

F2F: Face to face

FOMO: Fear of missing out

FTW: For the win

FWIW: For what it’s worth

GF: Girlfriend

GL: Good luck

GOAT: Greatest of all time

HMU: Hit me up

ICYMI: In case you missed it

IDC: I don’t care

IDK: I don’t know

ILY: I love you

IMHO: In my humble opinion

IMO: In my opinion

IRL: In real life

JK: Just kidding

LMK: Let me know

LOL: Laugh out loud

NBD: No big deal

NSFW: Not safe for work

NVM: Nevermind

OMFG: Oh my f****** God

OMG: Oh my god/goodness

OMW: On my way

OOTD: Outfit of the day

QOTD: Quote of the day

RN: Right now

ROFL: Rolling on floor laughing

SMH: Shaking my head

STFU: Shut the f*** up

TBF: To be frank

TBH: To be honest

TFW: that feel/feeling when

TGIF: Thank goodness it’s Friday

TL;DR: Too long, didn’t read

TMI: Too much information

TMRW: Tomorrow

TTYL: Talk to you later

THX/TY/TYSM: Thanks, Thank you, Thank you so much

WDYM: What do you mean?

WDYT: What do you think?

YW: You’re welcome

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