What does AFK mean? Asked by Pearl Contreras AFK means “away from keyboard” in typing shorthand. Its meaning can be literal or it can simply indicate that you aren’t online. AFK is a helpful phrase for communal online spaces, when you want a quick way to communicate that you’re stepping away. Andy Dale, BA Contributor 4.4/541 ratings Rate this answer Leave your comment You may be interested inWhat does smm mean in text? "Social Media Marketing" is the most common definition for SMM on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.What does SMH mean on Snapchat? SMH stands for "shaking my head."What does FTW mean? Here are the terms you need to know ASAP! FTW. For The Win was used originally used in cricket but feel free to use the acronym whenever you get your winner on.