What does YST stand for?

You still there

You might get a message popping up on your screen with the letters YST if you’ve been quiet for a while during a chat or texting session. It’s a quick way for someone to find out if you’re still there – if you’re still paying attention and ready to respond.

Let’s say you’re in a conversation with a friend, let’s call her Lisa. Lisa asks you a question, but you don’t get back to her right away. To check in, or nudge you a little, Lisa might text YST. She’s just trying to see if you’re still there and able to answer.

Or maybe you’re chatting with your buddy, Mark. The two of you haven’t exchanged messages in a while, and Mark wants to know if you’re still at your keyboard. He might just shoot over a quick YST to see if you’re still around.

So, next time someone sends you YST, they’re not texting random letters. They’re just wondering if you’re still there, ready to pick up the conversation where you left off.

Example for using ‘YST’ in a conversation

Hey, did you watch the new episode of that show last night?

No, I missed it. Was it good?

Yeah, it was really intense! You should definitely check it out.

Sounds interesting. I’ll try to watch it tonight.