I have heard my friend talk about being AFK on a Minecraft server, but I have not heard it being used in single player so I assume it refers to online gaming but i don't know what it means and what it stands for.
AFK is an acronym for "away from keyboard".
It's commonly used in multiplayer games and chat rooms to let other players know that you will be unavailable for a short time (away from keyboard), or to quickly explain an idle period.
Well, I'm away from my keyboard right now.
I'll tell you when I get back.
AFK simply means Away From Keyboard. It's commonly used in chatrooms and online games and it basically means that you won't be available (Not at the keyboard = Not in front of your computer).
Just in case you're wondering what RE or WB means: You'll see these two abbreviations quite often in onlinegames together with AFK. Re which basically means Returned and WB which stands for Welcome Back.
AFK is used (as you correctly assumed) online. Like many other used words online (like lol and gtg etc.) AFK is a abbreviation, specifically for A way F rom K eyboard.
AFK is an acronym for Away From Keyboard. Say, you have to go for a break, then you write AFK in your private/public chatroom. Used in mobile texting and instant messaging as well.
protected by fredley Oct 27 '14 at 14:09
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