Cape Town - If you remember phrases like "Moola", "DC" or "go online" then you're in good company.
South Africans on Twitter decided it was time to take a nostalgic trip through their instant messaging adventures of the past on Friday.
Mxit was a free instant messaging application developed in Stellenbosch by Herman Heunis in 2003. It ceased commercial operations in 2015, reporting a last active user number of 1.2 million.
"R1 airtime felt like 1GB data in #MxitDays," wrote @GraciousSimo, reflecting on "those days" a decade ago.
"Waiting for your crush to come online - so you could go offline and act like you weren't waiting for them," said Kathryn McConnachie.
"Chatting to Tradepost and JoeBanker when your Mxit was dry," said @Unarine_Phathu.
"When someone says 'BRB' and takes a whole day," said @asisipo_SAssy.
One user met his current girlfriend on the platform.
We actually started chatting on Mxit & she's still my girlfriend ?? #MxitDays— X C I V (@Gee_4th) September 9, 2016
And others dreamt big about the next phone their parents would buy them.
Read on for more of what South Africans are saying at #MxitDays...
typing during class lessons under the desk without even looking at the phone #MxitDays— Miss Presh (@Iampreciousmc) September 9, 2016
I had groups.— Sheldon Cameron (@Sheldon_Cameron) September 9, 2016
Those who don't know how to chat.
Pending to delete.
When i'm bored. ?? #MxitDays
Please call "Log in" #MxitDays— SIMO?GRACIOUS?XOLO (@GraciousSimo) September 9, 2016
And the tweet that reignited it all on Friday...
How easy it was to get a girlfriend on MXIT..— ????? (@Iam_ItuM) September 9, 2016
- Send Me your pic
- I LOVE YOU ???
?? #MxitDays ????
Well done @Iam_ItuM. Read more at #MxitDays...