What Does N2M Mean in a Text?

N2M means "Not Too Much." The abbreviation N2M is typically used with the meaning "Not Too Much" in response to an invitation, suggestion or question, when the sender wishes to indicate a lack of interest or enthusiasm.

The phrase "Not Too Much" is also abbreviated as NTM.

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When I write N2M, I mean this:

meaning of N2M

N2M: "On balance, I don't think so."

Summary of Key Points

"Not Too Much" is the most common definition for N2M on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Not Too Much
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of N2M in Sentences

Here are examples of N2M being used in conversations:
  • Phil: Do you want to go and get a coffee?
  • Jim: N2M. I've really got to crack on with this report.
  • Craig: Are you looking forward to your first day at your new job?
  • Nicky: N2M, to be honest. I just want to get it over with.

An Academic Look at N2M

Because some of its characters are used as substitutes for letters, N2M is classified as an "internet slang term" by our team. Initially, "internet slang terms" were introduced for brevity, but, particularly with the advent of predictive texting and on-screen keyboards, they are now mostly employed for fun. "Slang terms" differ from icons because they are not pictorial representations.

NTM is typically used as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). It is not normally used as another part of speech within a wider sentence.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we might have just said "Not Too Much" instead of using N2M.

Using Numbers in Texts

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

Example of N2M Used in a Text

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