What does WPM stand for?

Words per minute

When you hear the term WPM, it’s all about how fast a person can type. This is usually measured on a computer keyboard and stands for ‘words per minute’. It’s a common way to show off typing speed, especially in the digital world.

For instance, if you’re chatting with your work friend, let’s call him Mike, you might tell him you have the fastest WPM. This might spark a friendly competition to see who can type the fastest.

Alternatively, when you’re job hunting and applying for a position like an executive secretary, you might include “110 WPM” on your application to show your potential employer just how quick you are on the keys.

While WPM is typically associated with typing on a computer keyboard, it can also apply to other devices. This might be a smartphone or a tablet, but generally, typing speeds are faster on a computer keyboard. That is unless you’re a teenage girl who’s grown up texting!

Example for using ‘WPM’ in a conversation

Hey, did you know I can type 80 WPM? 😎

Wow, that’s impressive! I think I can do around 60 WPM. πŸ™Œ

Nice! We should have a typing race sometime. πŸ’ͺ

Haha, sure! But be ready to lose, my WPM skills are improving! πŸ˜‰