What Does A . (Period) Mean In Texting? (Explained With Examples)

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So, you’re wondering what a . (full stop) means in texting. While the answer may seem simple, the rules of texting can be different from usual, so we’re here to help. We’re going to explain what it means and provide you with some examples of how to use it…

What does A . (Period) Mean in Texting?

A period (.) in texting signifies the end of a sentence, as usual. However, you are probably here wondering what a period by itself means. When someone sends you a message containing only a . (period), it usually means that they acknowledge what you said, or even agree with you. However, they don’t feel the need (or have the time) to reply with a real message. It can also be used as a reaction to an insult, representing a state of shock.

Alternative Meanings

It can also mean a few other things, but it would be rare to see them used this way…

  • End of a sentence

Examples of A . (Period) in Text Slang

Example 1

  • Kyrie – I can’t stand it anymore. We need to start hanging out again! I hate being in quarantine!
  • Kevin – .

Example 2

  • Brandon – I don’t think you’re very intelligent if we’re being honest.
  • Brenda  – .

Example 3

  • Jack – I just feel like the world is really messed up now.
  • Philip – .

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