You just can't keep up with all the many WhatsApp abbreviations? It's even so bad that you don't understand your friends anymore when they text you on Messenger? We'll fix it.
Are your friends just throwing WhatsApp abbreviations around? Do you sometimes no longer understand what they could mean by their messages? Then it is high time to do something about your ignorance. We'll help you understand the most common Messenger abbreviations.
Even in the early days of mobile messaging, back then as SMS, MMS or even e-mail, abbreviations and acronyms were not uncommon. After all, there was only a limited number of characters you could use for each message. Although modern messengers like WhatsApp and Co. no longer have character limits, short forms have become established. In the following, we explain which WhatsApp abbreviations are really important and what they mean.
Over time, more and more WhatsApp abbreviations were added. Even if you are fully into the topic, it can happen that you are not familiar with one or the other. The abbreviations that are not so common are particularly interesting. Because by now almost everyone knows what OMG or LMAO means. That is why we are presenting you with a selection where you may not immediately understand what each abbreviation means.
If you say the abbreviation in one go and in English, you might figure out what it means by yourself. 2L8 means "too late" in full, with the two standing for the English word "too" and the L and the eight becoming "late".
Also, akla is relatively easy to understand with a little thought. Basically, the first two syllables of the saying "Alles Klar" (everything clear) are pushed together.
With asap you express that something is urgent and should be done as soon as possible. The four letters stand for "as soon as possible".
Atm is once again an acronym made up of three English words. "At the moment" is what you say in a very short form.
Bbl is also an English acronym and stands for "be back later", which translates as "I'll be back later".
The situation with bidunowa is similar to that with akla: the first syllable of several German words is strung together. Written out, it stands for "Are you still awake?".
Bvid is a German acronym, with its letters standing for the words "am in love with you". Similar to hdl ("I love you"), which has been widely used since the beginning of the Internet boom, it can also be used in an ironic sense.
With btw an English acronym was found, which has since been used again and again by a wide variety of people around the world. It stands for "by the way" and you are expressing that you wanted to mention something in passing.
And again an English acronym. With fyi you want to specifically inform someone about something that the person might have missed. Fyi stands for "for your information".
The acronym guk, on the other hand, comes primarily from German-speaking countries, but is not that common. If you want to send someone a greeting and a kiss via chat, you can use the WhatsApp shortcut.
Another anonymous in which each letter can be assigned to an English word. Ikr means something like "I know, right", which can stand for "I know, that's awesome, right?" and asks for your chat partner's approval.
You have certainly read or even heard of the abbreviation kb outside of WhatsApp. Kb stands for "no buck".
You want to tell someone as soon as possible that you are already on your way? The WhatsApp abbreviation omw (English for "on my way") is a great help.
Although the three letters of ofc are also based on written out English words, the abbreviation is not only used on WhatsApp. With ofc you say nothing else than "of course", which means something like "certainly".
Another not so common WhatsApp abbreviation is ppkm. This means written out “personal bad luck, no pity”.
While you're still laughing at your ass with "lmao", with rofl you're already lying on the floor with all fours stretched out and laughing. Rofl means: "rolling on the floor laughing".
The English acronym tbh has now made it into our everyday language. Have you heard the WhatsApp abbreviation more often lately? No need to get confused, because tbh means nothing other than "to be hones".
Even for the simplest words, the corresponding WhatsApp abbreviation should not be missing. The word "thanks", which is beautiful in every language, is abbreviated to thx.
The word wayne is not even primarily a WhatsApp abbreviation. On the Internet, people have always expressed their disinterest with a "wayne" at every opportunity...
wdk is also older than messengers like WhatsApp and Co. and stands for "want to kiss you". If you are still unsure, you can use the abbreviation instead of the advertised variant to take some pressure off.
Especially in the age of social media, influencers and instant messengers, personal farewells and close contact with admirers are often difficult. For this reason, xoxo has been used for years, which means something like "hugs and kisses", i.e. hugs followed by kisses.
Anyone who thinks something wrong now should be ashamed. The WhatsApp abbreviation xxx does not stand for the word sex, but rather for "kiss kiss kiss". However, since this is a more intimate way of showing affection, you should consider who you are sending it to beforehand.
There are also more abbreviations that have not only flowed into WhatsApp, but also into our everyday language, thanks to the internet. For example, one of these is nsfw. We will also tell you what sus actually stands for. And, because it's extremely trendy right now, we're clarifying what ASMR actually is.