1. What does WITR stand for in online chat?

Who's in the room

Before someone you're chatting with shares a secret or explicit message, they might ask WITR (who's in the room). This person wants to make sure no one could possibly look at your screen and read the message they're about to send.

In many cases, WITR is a red flag, which signals that a conversation is about to veer into inappropriate or unseemly territory. If you're not okay with that, you may want to say that someone else, such as your parents, siblings, or roommate, is in the room with you (or even better, that you need to go AFK).


I want to send you something special ... but first, WITR?
My entire family is here actually ... and they're asking for me. I have to go bye

It, in this case, being a secret chat message

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Updated June 7, 2023
2. What does WITR mean in messages?

Why is this relevant

WITR is a quick way to address the relevance of something when messaging online or texting. For example, you may send an article to your coworker, and they may message you, "thx for sharing but witr" to ask why the article you shared is relevant.

People may also use WITR in contexts other than questions. For example, a LinkedIn user may share an article about the importance of workplace environments and caption it with, "WITR: 75% of employees surveyed displayed increased productivity when comfortable in their workplace. Are you making your workplace environment safe?"

While WITR typically means "why is this relevant," people may also use it to mean "when is this relevant" or "where is this relevant." You will typically understand which meaning they are using based on the context in which they use it.


u should read the article i sent u about the olympics
bc its next week
People will likely use WITR when messaging online and texting
People will likely use WITR when messaging online and texting

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