Above all, communication on the Internet must be one thing: Fast. Therefore, numerous time-saving abbreviations have been established. Just like the abbreviation "TBA". We'll tell you what the abbreviation means.
The abbreviation TBA comes from the English language and is an acronym. This means that each letter of the abbreviation stands for a separate word. TBA means "To Be Announced". In the German translation, this means something like: "To be announced".
This abbreviation is most often found when it comes to the publication of series episodes, film release dates or video games. For example, if there is a season that has 5 episodes that have already aired so far, but there will be 10 in total then the remaining five will say TBA next to it. You may have seen the abbreviation in connection with "GoT" or "HIMYM".
The abbreviation is therefore a kind of placeholder for the point in time when an event takes place, a film is released in cinemas or a video game is sold. In addition, it is also used when there is a current post on a topic on which new information is gradually being added. For example, in a wiki for a series, where some characters are not yet included in the description.
If you want to use the TBA yourself, you can use it for Facebook events, for example. If you have an event that you don't know exactly when it's going to happen, you can just write TBA in and everyone will know the exact date isn't known yet or is being held back for now.
The usual spelling of this shortcut is uppercase, so always make sure you have Caps Lock on so the whole shortcut is capitalized. With this abbreviation, you don't usually have to worry about the fact that it 's "NSFW" because it's often used in a work context.