What does Ul stand for?


‘Ul’ is a shorthand way of saying “upload”. This is usually about sending data, like a file, from your device to another via a network.

Often, people use ‘ul’ as a noun, but it can also be used as a verb. For instance, when talking about attaching a sweet birthday video to an email to share with your cousin, you could say you’re ‘ul’ it.

‘Ul’ is the counterpart to ‘dl’, short for download. This is when you’re getting data from another device onto yours via the internet. If you’re online, you’re likely doing both ‘ul’ and ‘dl’ pretty often. Usually, ‘ul’ speeds aren’t as quick as ‘dl’ speeds.

For instance, you might ‘ul’ a photo of your cat to Facebook or a screenshot of a software glitch on your laptop to a help forum. Or, if you’re working from home, you could ‘ul’ files to a safe server.

Example for using ‘Ul’ in a conversation

Hey, can you send me the latest episode of that show?

Sure! Just give me a sec to ul it.

No rush, take your time. Thank you!

All done! Check your inbox, it’s on its way. πŸ˜‰