What Does NP Mean in a Text?

NP means "No Problem."

The abbreviation NP is widely used in text-based messaging with the meaning "No Problem." NP is typically used as a positive response to a request (i.e., to say "Yes") and as a response to someone saying thank you (i.e., to say "You're welcome"). (See examples below.)

NP is one of many abbreviations with similar meanings. Others include:

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When I write NP, I mean this:

meaning of NP

NP is usually a response to a request or a way to say "You're welcome."

Summary of Key Points

"No Problem" is the most common definition for NP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:No Problem
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of NP in Sentences

Here are examples of NP being used in conversations:
  • John: Can you pick me up from the airport?
  • Simon: NP.
  • (Here, NP is a positive response to a request.)
  • John: Thanks for picking me up from the airport.
  • Simon: NP.
  • (Here, NP is a response to a thank you and means "You're welcome.")

An Academic Look at NP

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "En Pee"), NP is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

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

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "No problem" instead of using NP.

Example of NP Used in a Text

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