“Stay tuned” is a whimsical way to let someone know that more news or updates will be coming. It works best informally, but better alternatives are available to us that have the same meaning. This article will help you to understand some of the best ones.
What Can I Say Instead Of “Stay Tuned”?
There are plenty of alternatives available in place of “stay tuned.” Why not try out one of the following to see which works best:
- Stand by
- Keep watching
- Watch this space
- Bear with us
- Stay in touch
- Keep monitoring
- Remain alert
- We’ll get back to you
- More on the way
- More to come
- More to follow
The preferred version is “stand by.” It works well in many situations, and it always encourages someone to wait patiently before something happens. It could be an update or an event that they are expecting to happen, and “stand by” works well for this.
“Stand by” works well in many cases. We can use it to let someone know that their patience will be rewarded. They simply have to wait slightly longer while we get everything in order and present the new information to them.
Check out some of these examples to see how it works:
- Stand by while we gather the documents needed to sign this contract legally.
- Stand by for launch. We should be ready to go in T-minus ten minutes.
- Stand by while we contact your former employer to learn more about you and your work ethic!
“Keep watching” works in a more specific manner. It works when someone is already “watching” something (i.e. a television set). If more information or updates are provided later, we can encourage someone to “keep watching” before those updates happen.
Here are a few ways we can get this one to work:
- Keep watching, and don’t go away. You’ll be sure to see something that’ll grab your attention in a short while.
- Keep watching! There are very important updates coming your way in just a moment.
- Keep watching because you do not want to miss what we show you next.
Watch This Space
“Watch this space” is a good informal phrase we can use when we want someone to pay attention. It can refer to an event or update, but we might also want to use it when referring to ourselves and a feat that we might be ready to accomplish.
Here are a few ways it can work:
- Watch this space, pal. I told you I was going to win that medal, and I will absolutely win that medal.
- Watch this space while I’m gone. I’m sure you’ll see a few things that’ll make your heart melt!
- Watch this space, mate. I think I’ve got what it takes to be the new regional champion.
Bear With Us
“Bear with us” works formally when we want people to stay patient. We could also use “bear with me” in the same manner. It simply means that we want people to wait while getting all the necessary information to update them correctly.
Check out some of these examples to see how it works:
- Bear with us while we gather some more information together to help you out.
- Bear with me while I figure this out. I’m sure that it won’t take me too much longer.
- Bear with me, please. I don’t like to be rushed, but I know it’ll be worth it for you if you just have patience.
Stay In Touch
“Stay in touch” works well when we want someone to keep themselves in the loop. It works formally when someone is expecting an update. We can encourage them to “stay in touch” with us, hoping that one day soon, we will have a suitable update for them.
Here are a few helpful examples to show you how it works:
- Stay in touch with me about this. I’m sure I’ll have an update for you sooner rather than later.
- Stay in touch if you want to. I’ll make sure to keep you informed of all the operations that we’ll get on with.
- Stay in touch. We do not want you to miss your chance to get to the bottom of this.
“Keep monitoring” is a formal phrase we can use to encourage people to keep themselves updated. “Monitoring” works here when someone can visibly “see” updates or information that we might present to them.
These helpful examples should make it much easier for you to understand:
- Keep monitoring this news post while we’re away. You might be surprised by some of the updates you find.
- Keep monitoring this company’s charts for me. I know you’ll find something that everyone else has missed.
- Keep monitoring this, and do not miss anything that might be important to us!
“Remain alert” works when we want people to pay close attention to their surroundings. It can warn people of danger or show that there will be imminent updates or things they will need to know about, but there is no guarantee of what time those things will happen.
Check out some of these examples to see how it looks:
- Remain alert while you’re in the laboratory. It can be a dangerous place.
- Remain alert out in the wilderness today because we’ve had sightings of a few bears nearby.
- Remain alert on this one. If you receive any updates, we need to know about them immediately.
We’ll Get Back To You
“We’ll get back to you” is a formal phrase we can use when we do not have more information for someone yet. However, once we’ve found the information they are looking for, this phrase works well to show them that we will send it straight across.
Here are a few examples to show you how it looks:
- We’ll get back to you shortly when we know more.
- We’ll get back to you when we have your product. For the time being, sit tight.
- We’ll get back to you in a month to let you know whether anything has changed.
More On The Way
“More on the way” is a good way to show somebody that “more” information is “on the way.” This shows that while it isn’t readily available, it shouldn’t be long before it is, and they just have to be patient for a little longer.
These examples will help you to understand it:
- Sit tight because there is more on the way. You won’t be waiting for long.
- More on the way with this lot. Make sure you’re close to your emails if you want the updates when they arrive.
- More on the way, guys. Please do not look away from your screens while waiting for this!
More To Come
“More to come” is similar to “more on the way.” We can replace “on the way” with “come” when we want to show that more information will be following. Typically, using “come” is a slightly more informal phrase than “on the way.”
Here are some examples of it:
- There’s plenty more to come, so you need to be more patient.
- There will be more to come. However, we do not have anything else ready just yet.
- There is more to come, but he doesn’t know how to phrase it correctly yet.
More To Follow
“More to follow” is the more formal alternative of “more on the way.” We can use “follow” in place of “on the way” when we’re trying to sound professional. It lets people know that more information will be ready for them soon.
Here are some examples of how it works:
- There will be more to follow. For the time being, you must be patient.
- More to follow shortly. Just keep refreshing your emails while you wait.
- More to follow soon. Don’t be too impatient, though.
What Does “Stay Tuned” Mean?
“Stay tuned” means that someone should keep paying attention to learn more news or information. We use it when we want someone to come back for more updates, even if we do not currently have those updates available.
The phrase originated from radio and television. It was common for presenters to say “stay tuned” to their listeners or viewers before big news was given. This would encourage people to keep their sets on while they might be busy doing other things.
Then, the listeners would have been paying closer attention once the news or updates were given. That makes the news much more valuable and means that more people would have understood what they wanted to get across.
Nowadays, it’s common for people to use it in all avenues. You might even see it on social media when someone is encouraging you to “stay tuned” for their next post, which might have an update on them or their life.
Is It OK To Say “Stay Tuned”?
There is nothing wrong with using “stay tuned.” It works well in many formats. However, it’s best to avoid it if you’re writing formally because it’s not the most formal phrase you can use.
Martin holds a Master’s degree in Finance and International Business. He has six years of experience in professional communication with clients, executives, and colleagues. Furthermore, he has teaching experience from Aarhus University. Martin has been featured as an expert in communication and teaching on Forbes and Shopify. Read more about Martin here.