Commonly Used Texting Abbreviations and Internet Acronyms in English

We rounded up the most-used acronyms and abbreviations on social media...


1. Network-Specific Acronyms

FB = Facebook

G+ = Google +

IG = Instagram

LI = Linkedln

YT = YouTube

DM = Direct Message

MT = Modified Tweet

PM = Private Message

RT = Retweet

2. Business Acronyms

B2B = Business To Business

B2C = Business To Consumer

CMGR = Community Manager

CMS = Content Management System

CPC = Cost Per Click

CPM = Cost Per Thousand

CR = Conversion Rate

CTA = Call To Action

CTR = Click – Through Rate

KPI = Key Performance Indicator

PPC = Pay Per Click

PV = Page Views

ROI = Return On Investment

UGC = User Generated Content

3. Technical Terms

API = Application Programming Interface

ESP = Email Service Provider

HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language

ISP = Internet Service Provider

RSS = Really Simple Syndication

SaaS = Software as a Service

SEM = Search Engine Marketing

SEO = Search Engine Optimization

TOS = Terms Of Service

UI = User Interface

UX = User Experience

4. Just for Fun

AFAIK = As Far As I Know

AMA = Ask Me Anything

BAE = Before Anyone Else

BFF = Best Friends Forever

BRB = Be Right Back

BTW = By The Way

FBO = Facebook Official

FF = Follow Friday

FOMO = Fear of Missing Out

FTW = For The Win

FYI = For Your Information

GTG = Got To Go

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

LMAO = Laughing My A** Off

LMK = Let Me Know

LOL = Laughing Out Loud

NBD = Not Big Deal

NM = Not Much

NSFW = Not Safe For Work

OH = Overheard

OMG = Oh My God/Gosh

OMW = On My Way

PODT = Photo Of The Day

PPL = People

QOTD = Quote Of The Day

ROFL = Rolling On the Floor Laughing

SMH = Shaking My Head

TBH = To Be Honest

TBT = To Be Honest

TBT = Throwback Thursday

TL; DR = Too Long; Didn’t Read

WTF = What The F***

YOLO = You Only Live Once

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