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What Does NSFW Mean In Texting? (Explained With Examples)

When you see the acronym “NSFW” in a text message or online conversation, it usually stands for “not safe for work.” It’s a warning that the content being shared is not appropriate to view in a professional or public setting.

Here are a few examples of how “NSFW” might be used in texting:

  • “Hey, check out this funny video I found… but it’s NSFW, so wait until you’re home to watch it.”
  • “Just a heads up, the article I’m sending you has some graphic language, so it’s definitely NSFW.”
  • “I can’t believe she sent that picture in the work chat! Definitely NSFW.”

In each of these examples, “NSFW” is used as a warning that the content being shared is not appropriate to view in a professional or public setting. It’s a way of indicating that the recipient should exercise caution before opening or viewing the message or link.



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