60+ Engaging Ways to Reply to ‘WYO”

In the world of texting, acronyms are a language of their own. 'WYO', short for 'What You On?', is a common one, typically used to inquire about someone's current activity or status.

Written by Kate Holmsy. Updated on 60+ Engaging Ways to Reply to ‘WYO

In the world of texting, acronyms are a language of their own. ‘WYO’, short for ‘What You On?’, is a common one, typically used to inquire about someone’s current activity or status. Understanding how to respond to ‘WYO’ is not just about the words; it’s about recognizing the context of the message and the nature of your relationship with the sender.

Whether it’s a friend, a family member, or someone you’re romantically interested in, your response can set the tone for the conversation that follows.

1. Casual and Friendly

For those everyday, casual exchanges with friends or acquaintances, keep your responses light-hearted and friendly.

  • “Just chilling, what about you?”,
  • “Hey! Just catching up on some reading. How’s your day going?”
  • “Cooking up a storm in the kitchen. You?”
  • “Scrolling through memes, want to share some laughs?”
  • “Just watching my favorite show. Ever seen it?”
  • “Planning my weekend, got any suggestions?”
  • “Out for a walk, enjoying the weather.”
  • “Sipping coffee and people-watching at a cafe.”
  • “Binge-watching a new series, it’s addicting!”
  • “Working on my garden, it’s therapeutic.”
  • “Learning a new recipe, fingers crossed.”
  • “Catching up on some much-needed rest.”
1. Casual and Friendly
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2. Humorous and Witty

Inject a bit of humor into the conversation with playful and witty replies. This can be great for keeping the chat lively and entertaining.

  • “Trying to solve the mystery of why my fridge is empty.”,
  • “Just practicing my ninja skills – you know, the usual.”
  • “Trying to become a millionaire, but stuck in the planning phase.
  • “I’m currently holding auditions for my pet to become the next internet sensation.”
  • “Learning how to teleport, but I’m not there yet.”
  • “Attempting to beat my own high score in life.”
  • “Crafting a plan to take over the world, one cookie at a time.”
  • “I’m on a seafood diet. I see food, and I eat it.”
  • “Just counting the number of hairs on my cat.”
  • “Creating a new dance move called ‘The Awkward Penguin’.”
  • “Hunting for the end of the rainbow, need a partner?”
  • “Practicing my autograph, you know, for when I’m famous.”
2. Humorous and Witty
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3. Flirty and Playful

If you’re texting someone you have a romantic interest in, a flirty response can keep the spark alive.

  • “Thinking of you – care to join my thoughts?”,
  • “Just daydreaming about our next date. Any ideas?”
  • “Just here missing you… what should we do about it?”
  • “Dreaming of our next adventure together.”
  • “Lost in thoughts of our last date, can’t wait for the next.”
  • “Trying to figure out how someone as amazing as you is still single.”
  • “Planning a romantic getaway in my head. Want to join?”
  • “Counting down the minutes until I see you again.”
  • “Looking for a partner in crime, interested?”
  • “Just thinking about your smile and getting distracted.”
  • “Wondering how to steal your heart. Any tips?”
  • “Wishing you were here to make this day better.”
3. Flirty and Playful
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4. Mysterious and Intriguing

Keep them guessing and intrigued with responses that are a bit mysterious.

  • “Can’t reveal all my secrets at once!”,
  • “I could tell you, but then I’d have to… you know ;)”
  • “If I told you, I’d have to… buy you dinner to keep it a secret.”
  • “Embarking on a top-secret mission, want to join?”
  • “Something exciting, but it’s a surprise.”
  • “I could tell you, but then it wouldn’t be a mystery anymore.”
  • “It’s a secret, but maybe I’ll share it over coffee.”
  • “Planning world domination, are you in?”
  • “It’s a mystery even to me.”
  • “Just plotting my next thrilling adventure.”
  • “In the middle of an enigma, wrapped in a riddle.”
  • “I’d say, but then I’d have to whisk you away on an adventure.”
  • Mysterious and Intriguing
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5. Direct and To-the-Point

Sometimes, being straightforward is the best approach, especially in a professional context or when you’re short on time.

  • “Working on a project, pretty busy right now.”
  • “Just running some errands. Super busy day!”
  • “Working out at the gym right now.”
  • “Busy with family stuff, can we chat later?”
  • “At work, it’s a hectic day.”
  • “Doing some house cleaning, it’s a mess here.”
  • “On a tight deadline, I’ll be free later.”
  • “Running errands, it’s a long list today.”
  • “In a meeting, can’t talk right now.”
  • “Studying for exams, need to focus.”
  • “In the middle of cooking dinner.”
  • “Driving at the moment, safety first.”
5. Direct and To the Point
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6. Invitational Replies

Use ‘WYO’ as an opportunity to make plans or extend an invitation.

  • “Not much, want to grab a coffee?”
  • “Just hanging out. Fancy a movie later?”
  • Just relaxing at home, wanna come over?”
  • “Thinking about hitting the gym, care to join?”
  • “Planning a movie night, any film suggestions?”
  • “Thinking of trying a new restaurant, interested?”
  • “Exploring the city, want to be my tour guide?”
  • “Heading to the beach, come soak up the sun with me.”
  • “Feeling like a night out, let’s go somewhere fun.”
  • “Craving some ice cream, join me for a scoop?”
  • “Bored at home, let’s do something exciting.”
  • “Want to join me for a walk in the park?”
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7. Busy and Unavailable

If you’re occupied, it’s okay to communicate that politely.

  • “In the middle of something, can I catch up with you later?”
  • “Super swamped with work right now. Let’s talk in the evening?”
  • “Swamped with work, let’s catch up later.”
  • “In the zone with this new project, talk soon?”
  • “Got a family event, how about tomorrow?”
  • “Helping a friend move, it’s a busy day.”
  • “Taking a course, will be free in the evening.”
  • “On a road trip, signal is spotty.”
  • “Preparing for an early morning, let’s chat tomorrow.”
  • “Heading to bed early tonight, let’s talk tomorrow.”
  • “Got my hands full with the kids, maybe later?”
  • “In a workout session, will text you after.”
7. Busy and Unavailable
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8. Sharing Your Activities

Share a bit about what you’re doing. It’s a great way to start a more detailed conversation.

  • “I’m at the gym, trying to break my personal record!”
  • “Cooking my favorite pasta. Wish me luck!”
  • “Trying out a new hobby, it’s quite challenging.”
  • “On a hike, nature is amazing.”
  • “Visiting a museum, it’s fascinating.”
  • “At a yoga class, finding my zen.”
  • “Writing in my journal, it’s therapeutic.”
  • “Painting, feeling artistic today.”
  • “At a workshop, learning something new.”
  • “Reading a great book, totally engrossed.”
  • “Exploring a new part of town.”
  • “Gaming, trying to beat my high score.”
8. Sharing Your Activities
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9. Inquisitive and Engaging

Show interest in what they are doing by flipping the question.

  • “Not much, how about you? Any plans for the day?”
  • “Just relaxing at home. What’s up with you?”
  • “Just chilling, what’s new with you?”
  • “Not much, got any exciting plans for the weekend?”
  • “Relaxing at home, what are you up to?”
  • “Taking it easy, how’s your day going so far?”
  • “Just the usual, anything interesting happening with you?”
  • “Nothing special, how’s life treating you?”
  • “All good here, what’s the latest in your world?”
  • “Taking a break, what are you getting into today?”
  • “Enjoying some downtime, what’s on your agenda?”
  • “Just the usual routine, what are you into today?”


Responding to ‘WYO’ offers a unique opportunity to shape your conversations and connections. Whether you choose a witty, flirty, or straightforward reply, each response reflects your personality and the nature of your relationship with the sender. Remember, the essence of a great text reply lies in its ability to foster engagement, showcase your character, and suit the context.

So next time you get a ‘WYO’, embrace it as a chance to express yourself and strengthen your connections, one text at a time.

Happy texting!

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