What does BBL stand for?

Be back later

When you’re chatting online or texting and suddenly have to take a break, you may use the acronym BBL. This stands for “be back later”. It’s a quick way to let others know that you’re stepping away but will return shortly.

It’s pretty common to see BBL in various online spaces like gaming, forums, or group chats. It’s similar to other terms like BRB, BBIAB, and BBS. All of these are just different ways to say that you’ll be back soon.

Here’s an example of how you might use it. If you’re in the middle of a chat with friends but have a meeting to attend, you might send a quick message like, “Heading to my meeting. BBL.” Or perhaps you’re gaming online with friends, but it’s time for dinner. You can simply type, “BBL. Dinner time.”

Example for using ‘BBL’ in a conversation

Hey, are you free to chat?

Yeah, what’s up?

I just wanted to let you know that I’m going to have dinner with my family. BBL!

No problem! Enjoy your meal! 🍽️