What does GFN stand for?

Gone for now

Have you ever come across the term GFN in a text message or online chat and wondered what it means? Well, GFN is short for “Gone for now.” It’s a handy way to tell someone you’re going to be temporarily unavailable, but you’ll be back soon.

It’s particularly useful when you have to step away from your phone or computer for a bit. Maybe you need to run to the store or start cooking dinner, but you’ll be back. By using GFN, you’re letting the other person know they should hang tight because you’ll be back before long.

But remember, if you can, it’s a good idea to add when you’ll be back. That way, the person on the other end doesn’t have to wonder how long they need to wait. So next time you need to step away, just drop a quick GFN in the chat. It’s a simple, effective way to keep the lines of communication open, even when you’re not there.

Example for using ‘GFN’ in a conversation

Hey, are you free to chat?

Sorry, GFN. I’ll be back in about 20 minutes.

No problem! I’ll wait for you. Just let me know when you’re back. 😊

Thanks! I’ll hurry. Be right back!