Wondering, ‘what does TT mean in texting?’
If someone used ‘TT’ during a text message to you or on social media I can tell you exactly what it means!
TT is a term used to say – or portray – a crying face.
It’s used in place of the crying face emoji when using a platform that doesn’t have emojis, or if the sender just prefers to use TT over a crying emoji.
What Does TT Mean in Texting?
If someone sends you a ‘TT’ in a text message, I’m sure it felt like something cryptic and you were racking your brain for two words beginning with T that they could have been abbreviating.
But unlike a lot of text-speak, TT isn’t an abbreviation for words.
Instead, it’s a stand-in for the crying face emoji.
If you receive a TT in a text message, the sender is likely trying to portray a crying face, but they may also be using it as a way to say ‘tears’ or ‘tearful.’
The crying face emoji is a fairly new addition to the world of emojis, while the term TT has been around for much longer.
I tend to see people who have been texting for a long time, before emojis were common, using TT more for that reason.
To explain why TT means a crying emoji, you have to look at those T’s a little differently.
If you picture the tops of the T’s as eyes, and the vertical lines as tears and it should make a lot more sense!
What Does TT Mean on Social Media?
Social media platforms like Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook are where you’ll see the TT emoji most often.
The crying face emoji is used fairly commonly on social media to show when someone is upset, crying, or feeling emotional.
The TT emoji is used in the same way, and it can be a way for someone to show their emotions without using an emoji.
It’s also common to see people use TT on social media as a way to say ‘tears’ or ‘tearful.’
So, whatever their reason, if you see someone using TT on social media, it’s almost certainly going to mean they’re upset or telling you that they’re crying.
Examples of TT in A Text Conversation
Here are a few examples of how TT might be used in a text conversation.
Sender: “I’m so sorry, I didn’t mean to hurt you.”
Receiver: “It’s okay, I know you didn’t mean it. TT“
In this conversation, the receiver is using TT to show that they’re forgiving the sender, even though they were hurt.
Sender: “I can’t believe she would say that about me!”
Receiver: “I’m so sorry, that must have hurt your feelings. TT“
In this conversation, the receiver is using TT to show empathy and support for the sender.
Sender: “I’m having a really bad day TT.”
Receiver: “I’m sorry to hear that. What’s wrong?“
In this conversation, the sender is using TT to let the recipient know that they had a bad day and are upset.
Why Do Some People Use So Many Abbreviations When Texting?
Some people use more abbreviations and shortcuts for emojis than others.
It all comes down to personal preference, and how long someone has been texting.
If you’ve been texting for a long time, you might be more likely to use abbreviations like TT because they were more common before emojis became popular.
On the other hand, if you’re new to texting, you might not use as many abbreviations because you’re more likely to use emojis instead.
Modern cell phones also do a great job of helping you type messages in full with predictive texting.
Nowadays I rarely use abbreviations and emojis because my phone helps me write with good grammar and spell difficult words, but I still like to keep on top of what’s trending!
What to learn about more common text abbreviations and slang?
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Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.