Email, Messaging, & Video Calls Texting & Messaging What Does TFTI Mean? This rare acronym can be taken literally or sarcastically by Elise Moreau Freelance Contributor Elise Moreau is a writer that has covered social media, texting, messaging, and streaming for Lifewire. Her work has appeared on Techvibes, SlashGear, Lifehack and others. our editorial process Facebook Twitter Elise Moreau Updated on December 03, 2019 Texting & Messaging Email Texting & Messaging Video Calls Tweet Share Email TFTI stands for: Thanks For The Invite. At first glance, it looks like a pretty polite thing to say, but that might not be necessarily true. Truth be told, it all depends on the context of how this acronym is used. How TFTI Is Used Did someone just reply TFTI to you in a text or online chat? Don't bother trying to take a wild guess at what this acronym means because you'll probably be stuck guessing forever! Simply put, TFTI is used to express gratitude toward someone who extends an invitation to an event. It can, however, be used in a literal sense or a sarcastic sense. For instance, a person might be genuinely thankful for being invited to an event, in which case TFTI can be used in a literal sense to express gratitude. This is a genuine expression of gratitude in which the acronym is used literally. On the other hand, a person might feel left out or offended if a friend starts talking about a past event that they were never invited to, in which case TFTI would be used sarcastically to point out the fact that they weren't invited—but should've been. It's often much more difficult to tell whether a message written online or in a text should be taken literally or sarcastically. This is because you don't get to take body language or tone of voice into account. Examples of TFTI in Use Example 1 Friend #1: "Hey I'm heading out at noon to grab a bite at San Tung down the street... wanna come?" Friend #2: "Nah I'm not really feeling Chinese food today but TFTI" In this first example, TFTI is used in a literal sense. Friend #1 invites Friend #2 to lunch, but Friend #2 politely declines. Example 2 Friend #1: "Omg I won 2 tix to the Taylor Swift concert and u have to come with me!!!" Friend #2: "R u serious? OMG TFTI I'd love to come!!!" In this second example, TFTI is used again in a literal sense—this time with the invitee accepting the invite rather than declining. Example 3 Friend #1: "Just woke up, sorry. Was hanging out with Fred at an epic party super late last night" Friend #2: "TFTI" This last example shows how TFTI can be used to show sarcasm. Friend #1 talked about a party that Friend #2 was clearly not at or aware of, and then Friend #2 replies with TFTI to send Friend #1 the message that they should've been invited. Another Interpretation of TFTI Although TFTI might be used more often to say Thanks For the Invite, it can also mean Thanks For the Info. This alternative interpretation can still be used in a literal or sarcastic way. The only difference is that instead of referring to an invite for an event, it's in reference to a piece of information (such as a general statement or comment). Example 1 Friend #1: "Check ur email - I sent you a few really good links to help with the research portion of the project." Friend #2: "TFTI" This first example shows the literal use of TFTI as Thanks For The Info. Friend #2 is genuinely thankful for the extra information Friend #1 sent them. Example 2 Friend #1: "I just farted so loud that it woke up my dog." Friend #2: "Wow. TFTI." This second example shows the sarcastic use of TFTI as Thanks For The Info. Friend #2 felt that they didn't need the information that Friend #1 decided to share.