'I'll Let You Know': Debate Ignites Over Common Text Responses

A viral Tweet has users debating the true meaning behind a common text response: I'll let you know.

"If I say 'i'll let you know' just go enjoy your day," one Twitter user tweeted on Sunday evening. The tweet can be found here.

The tweet, posted by @wavyga, received more than 150,000 likes, 27,000 retweets, and 1,200 quote tweets in 18 hours.

While saying no can sometimes be difficult for individuals, the popularization of technology has made it easier for some people to respond with a vague and avoidant text.

Tweet about common texts ignites debate
Twitter users were divided over whether or not the response "I'll let you know" actually means no or maybe. AaronAmat/iStock

Just Say No (Sometimes)

As Carrie Barron wrote for Psychology Today, many individuals fear that saying no to someone will result in them becoming upset. She added that while saying yes to plans can be helpful and open one up to new experiences, it is also important to set boundaries with oneself and learn to say no.

Individuals who are afraid to say no, often called "people pleasers" are often faced with built-up resentment or feelings of frustration from putting everyone else's wants before their own.

These individuals often feel mentally burned out from not taking time away for necessary self-care.

One user, @_prat1ma, agreed with @wavyga. "The humble way of saying 'I don't want to waste my time on you/with you.'"

Another user, @zuyange, replied, "I would rather you be straight with me, not just leading me on."

[I'll let you know], along with 'I'll keep you posted,' and 'Let me get back to you' have become the new 'No,' and I can't tell you how disappointing that is
Twitter comment

"This, along with 'I'll keep you posted,' and 'Let me get back to you' have become the new 'No,' and I can't tell you how disappointing that is," Twitter user @Winkler1994 replied.

Other users replied that people need to learn how to say no to plans rather than get someone's hopes up with a "maybe."

One user came to the defense of people pleasers everywhere, explaining why it's sometimes hard to say no.

"Some people are people pleasers and feel that if they say no then they're letting that person down," @taylor_shiers, replied. "Most people pleasers tend to be over thinkers, thus causing a mental dilemma because if they feel that they let the person down then they'll keep replaying that same conversation."

Newsweek reached out to @wavyga for comment.

This isn't the first time a text message has caused a stir online. In January, a woman went viral for sharing "lewd" messages she received from a former flame to his new fiancée.

Another woman went viral for ditching her date after receiving a text message that was intended for his friends.

Reddit users also supported a man who shared his new neighbor's angry text messages with the neighborhood group chat.