In texting message, instant messaging, social media, and other short forms of communication, IMY stands for:

I miss you

It’s that simple. When this acronym was sent to you, someone thinks you are unique and wants you in their life!

IMY is a saying that is often said as a particular phrase in real life. So don’t be stunned if you see them online (addressed to you or someone else) or in a text message without other words or phrases.

Variations of IMY

There are other versions of the acronym for IMY that can be used to reinforce the meaning. These include:

IMYSM: I miss you so much

IMYSB: I miss you so badly

IMYMTA: I miss you more than anything

IMYSFM is a variant that contains the F word. So keep this in attention if you think you might want to use it yourself but don’t want to offend anyone. You may want to stick with IMYSM, IMYSB or IMYMTA to avoid damaging misinterpretations by the recipient of your message or iMessage.

Keep in mind that not everyone knows how to interpret these more sophisticated variants of acronyms. If you want to keep it meek with the fewest letters to solve in the acronym, it’s always a good idea to stick with IMY.


How to respond to IMY

Whenever a person tells another person that they miss them, there is often a hope that they will feel the same way. Those who think the same might say, “I miss you too.”

To say this in text/chat, you can use the acronym IMYT. The T signifies the word “too much” after “I miss you”.

However, if you don’t miss the other person, you can respond. However, you want. (Try to be sensitive to his feelings in your response!)

Examples of using IMY and IMYT

Friend # 1: “Imy!”

Friend # 2: “Aw, my!”

The example above shows how simple these two acronyms are when used in standard text or chat conversations. You don’t need an explanation.


IMY is similar to the more popular shortening ILY, which stands for I love you. The differences for ILY are also identical to the variations for IMY because it is so easy to replace the word “miss” with “love”.

Abbreviations alike ILYSM (I love you so much) and ILYMTA (I love you more than anything) are almost identical to the IMY variations described above. Of path, using the word “miss” or “love” will completely change the meaning of the acronym.

Before you send an IMY message to someone.

Sometimes it’s best to type “I miss you” in plain English. Since the phrase itself is so severe, it is likely essential that you are taken seriously when you say it, and acronyms can prevent us from appearing harsh or too casual in our conversations.

If you are serious about telling someone, they miss you, think about it before using the acronym. It will likely appreciate these three words that are fully spelt out more.