What Does 721 Mean?

721 means "Love You." The 7 represents the total number of letters in the term. The 2 represents the number of words, and the 1 tells us that the term has one meaning.

Other versions of this include:

143 = I love you (the number of letters in each word)
721 = I love you (8 letters, 3 words, 1 meaning)
381 = I love you (3 words, 8 letters, 1 meaning)

721 is a form of shorthand typically used in texts or instant messaging. It also allows the speaker to say "I love you" without suffering the embarrassment felt by some (particularly men) when saying those words.

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When I write 721, I mean this: meaning of 721 7 (seven letters) 2 (two words) 1 (one meaning).

Summary of Key Points

"Love You (7 letters, 2 words, 1 meaning)" is the most common definition for 721 on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Love You (7 letters, 2 words, 1 meaning)
Type:Cyber Term
5: Extremely difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers


Examples of 721 in Sentences

Here is an example of 721 being used in a conversation:
  • Tony: Love you lots!
  • Jordan: 721.

An Academic Look at 721

721 is classified as a cyber term as opposed to an initialism abbreviation or an acronym. Initially, cyber term terms were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. Cyber terms differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "I love you" instead of 721.

Using Numbers in Texts

This video shows the different ways that numbers are used in "text speak":

Example of 721 Used in a Text


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