You’re texting with your friend when they use the term NP, and you aren’t sure what it means. NP is an acronym commonly used in text conversations and online platforms like Facebook.
NP: What Does It Mean?
NP is an acronym for the words “no problem,” and it is used to let someone know that something isn’t an issue for them to complete. It can be used interchangeably with “you’re welcome” and is a common response to a “thanks.”
NP has become so popular in recent years that it is common to hear someone saying the letters NP instead of saying the words. While it is more likely to be used in informal social situations, it is one of a few acronyms that can be seen in professional situations as well.
How to use NP
- “Thanks, man.” “NP”
- “I can do that NP.”
- “NP, I’ll get started right away.”
- “That is NP, just do your best!”
- NP can be used anytime you want to let someone know whatever they asked for isn’t a problem for you.
Using NP the right way
NP can be used to replace the words “you’re welcome” anytime someone has thanked you. It can also be used when you are discussing an event with a friend, and they ask if something is suitable for you.
While NP is technically internet slang, it has become more common to use in professional settings. While it cannot be used in a professional presentation, it is considered appropriate in most workplaces as part of an email or chat response.
There are currently no known variations of the NP acronym.
Should you worry about your child using NP?
NP is considered a harmless texting term, however, if you notice your child using it, it’s probably a good idea to inquire about what they are discussing. Ensure that who they are speaking to is someone you know and that whatever they say is “NP” is something you approve of.