Text Messaging/Chat Abbreviations
Updated April 28, 2016 / Posted March 01, 2004 By Vangie Beal This chat guide lists more than 1,450 text message and online chat abbreviations to help you translate today's texting lingo. With the popularity and rise in online text-based communications, such as Facebook, Twitter, instant messaging, email, Internet and online gaming services, chat rooms, discussion boards and mobile phone text messaging (SMS), came the emergence of a new texting language, tailored to the immediacy and compactness of these new communication media. While it does seem incredible that there are thousands of text abbreviations, keep in mind that different chat abbreviations are used by different groups of people. For example, online gamers are likely to use chat abbreviations not used by a financial blogger. 1,451 Online Chat and Text Message Abbreviations A quick note: To keep our chat guide user-friendly for all ages, some inappropriate words have been edited to include an alternate meaning.
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