What Does TL Mean?

TL means "Talk Later". TL is most common seen at the end of a Whatsapp or text message as a sign off. A promise to call later, TL carries a connotation of "I am too busy to talk now".

TL can also mean True Love or Team Leader. (The context will tell you which one is meant. Be careful not to confused Talk Later at the end of a message with True Love though.) It also features in TL/DNR (Too Long Did Not Read).

Summary of Key Points

"Talk Later" is the most common definition for TL on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Definition:Talk Later
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

Image for TL

When I write TL, I mean this:

meaning of TL
Talk Later


Examples of TL in Sentences

Here are examples of TL being used in conversations:
  • John: What are doing?
  • Jill: In work at the mo TL.

An Academic Look at TL

TL is an initialism abbreviation.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "talk later" instead of TL.

Example of TL Used in a Text


See Also

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