What does TTYL mean?
Definition, Use Cases, Examples

TTYL Meaning

TTYL stands for Talk to You Later.

TTYL is an internet slang initialism used to close a message.

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How is TTYL used? Use Cases & Examples

TTYL is an abbreviation teens use when they are leaving a conversation. It is similar to saying, bye or see you later.

Examples of how your teen might use the slang term TTYL:

-My cousins just drove up ttyl

-TTYL the judges just called me in-wish me luck!

-Gonna shoot my shot with Isabelle ttyl

-TTYL the bell just rang

How to Identify if your child is using the TTYL slang word

You might learn your child is using this slang term by chance when a text pops up on the phone screen. But while the slang term TTYL is harmless, other teenage slang terms could indicate that your teen is talking about risky behaviors or communicating with potentially dangerous people.

Having a parental control app on your child’s phone will give you peace of mind by alerting you to your child’s exposure to risks encountered on their phone. With a parental control app installed on your child’s phone, you have the control to set alerts to help your teen avoid the pitfalls of predators, drug dealers, and other negative influences. Having the ability to vary the level of monitoring gives you the power to choose what is right for your child, and these levels can easily be adjusted at any time.

How to talk with your child about use of the TTYL slang word

As internet slang terms go, TTYL is harmless, and yet it still offers opportunities for disccussion about teen life. Here are some ideas for conversations with your teen:

  • I know TTYL means talk to you later, but is it always literal? Are you commiting to resume the conversation or is it just like saying goodbye?
  • Is TTYL ever used to lead somebody on, like if you like a boy/girl, would you add that to your text hoping they’ll contact you sooner?
  • You know, if you taught Gigi and Papa some internet slang terms like TTYL, they would get a kick out of using them with you in messages.
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