What does ILYK mean?

I’ll let you know

When someone texts you ILYK, it’s short for “I’ll let you know”. This is a way of saying they’ll share some info with you, but not right now. Maybe they’re still figuring something out, or they just don’t have the details yet.

Let’s say you ask your pal, Jake, if he can come to your graduation party. Jake might not have his work schedule for that week yet. So, instead of saying yes or no, he might just text back with ILYK. That’s Jake’s way of saying he’ll tell you as soon as he knows.

But remember, if Jake uses ILYK a lot, you might want to think about whether he’s really your best friend. It’s okay to use it sometimes, but if it happens all the time, it might feel like he’s always keeping you waiting!

Example for using ‘ILYK’ in a conversation

Hey, are you free tomorrow evening?

ILYK, I need to check my schedule.

No problem, just let me know when you can.

Will do!