What Does SYS Mean in a Text?

SYS means "See You Soon." The abbreviation SYS is used at the end of a conversation with the meaning "See You Soon" and indicates that the sender expects to meet or connect with the recipient in the near future. However, SYS is also often used as a general salutation at the end of a conversation, whether or not the sender expects to be in touch or meet again soon.

Other abbreviations with similar meanings include:

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When I write SYS, I mean this:

meaning of SYS

SYS is a way of saying goodbye.

Summary of Key Points

"See You Soon" is the most common definition for SYS on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:See You Soon
Guessability:guessability level 2
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:typical user

Adults and Teenagers

Examples of SYS in Sentences

Here are examples of SYS being used in conversations:
  • Lily: I'm leaving now, so should be with you in 10 minutes.
  • Sophie: Great! SYS.
  • Ben: My train leaves shortly, so I've got to go now.
  • Phil: Okay. SYS.

An Academic Look at SYS

SYS is used as a salutation at the end of a conversation and acts as a standalone declarative sentence (i.e., a statement). As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Ess Why Ess"), it is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

What Did We Say before Texting and Social Media?

Before the digital era, we would have just said "See You Soon," or something like "See You Shortly" instead of using SYS.

Example of SYS Used in a Text

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