Texting has become an essential part of our lives, and while it has done wonders in connecting people regardless of location, it can also be quite confusing to decipher the myriad of acronyms used in texting conversations. One commonly used acronym is “RN”, and those new to texting might be wondering what it means. “RN” stands for “right now”.
People mainly use the acronym “RN” to let someone know that they’re doing something at the exact moment, or that it is happening as they’re talking. This could also be used to show that you are available and are actively working on something or actively involved in a task. RN is usually used in response to something that another person says; people use it to let the other person know that their words or requests are being processed and are being worked on quickly- or “right now”.
For example, if your spouse sends you a text asking if you’re doing the laundry yet, you can respond with “RN” to let them know that you’re doing it right at that moment. Similarly, if a friend texts you to ask what you’re up to, you can respond with “RN” and they’ll get the message that you’re busy right now.
Content creators on social media also commonly use “RN” when they post something they’re working on or to inform their followers on their progress. For example, a blogger may post “working on a new blog post RN” to inform their readers that they’re actively working on it, so they can remain patient as they patiently wait for the finished product.
RN is also sometimes used in casual conversations to indicate that something is about to happen, or to express excitement for an upcoming event. For example, if you are waiting for your family to arrive for a surprise at your house, you can text them to let them know that “the surprise is ready, come on over RN!”
Of course, using “RN” in texting conversations isn’t necessary, but it is a nice way to quickly express that something is happening at the moment. It helps to save time and provide clarity, so it is often preferred to typing out “right now” in its entirety.
So, next time you see “RN” pop up in texting conversations, you’ll know it means “right now”!