FYI: For Your Information
FYI is an abbreviation of “For Your Information”. It is a common internet slang used these days on online chatting. It is also used while sharing information with colleagues or friends through email or printed paper. specifies a situation in which one person wants to give information to other person. The information provided using ?FYI? does not ask for an immediate action, it is additional information to supplement the main message or information.
Let’s take an example:
- Person: Hi
- Online retailer: Hello sir, how can I help you?
- Person: Can you please send me the printout of product’s catalog?
- Online retailer: Sorry sir. FYI, we are out of paper.
FYI is commonly used informal and business spoken conversation like e-mail, instant messaging or memo messages etc. The use of FYI in conversation is considered informal. If it is not used properly, it seems disrespectful and arrogant. So, It is advised to avoid FYI in conversation.