You may need to revisit a topic at a later date via email. Perhaps you’ve been tempted to say “stay tuned” to let a recipient know you’ll be back to discuss things further.
However, is it the most professional alternative? This article will explore some options to show you what you can say instead.
Is It Professional to Say “Stay Tuned”?
It is not professional to say “stay tuned.” You cannot use it in most business emails because it is informal. We don’t recommend including it unless you’re talking to friends or people you get along really well with.
Of course, the phrase “stay tuned” is still correct. However, it just doesn’t work formally.
You can use it informally as follows:
Stay tuned while I figure out my next steps, please!
- It’s a great informal phrase to encourage someone to get back to you.
- It’s friendly and interesting to include in writing.
- It’s far too conversational for an email.
- There are more professional synonyms that convey the same message.
So, “stay tuned” isn’t the most effective phrase to use professionally. You should have a few alternatives ready to ensure you sound as formal as possible in your emails.
Keep reading to find another way to say “stay tuned” in an email. We’ll also provide examples to help you understand each phrase better.
What to Say Instead of “Stay Tuned”
- I will be in touch
- Stand by
- More to follow
- More to come
- Bear with us
- Be on the lookout
- I will let you know
- We will keep you posted
- Please await further instructions
- Keep an eye out
1. I Will Be in Touch
One of the best phrases to use instead of “stay tuned” is “I will be in touch.”
It works well in formal emails because it shows you’ll get back to someone as soon as you know more about a situation.
“Be in touch” means you will send another email when you know more. It’s a great way to let someone know that you need a bit of time to think something through before you reply to them.
You don’t have to specify when they should expect your reply either. “Be in touch” is indefinite, allowing you to leave your reply for a few days or weeks, depending on the context.
Perhaps this email example will help you as well:
I will be in touch later to discuss this. There are some things that I still have to review before I can email you again.
2. Stand By
We recommend using “stand by” as a synonym for “stay tuned.” It works well to sound formal and confident that you’ll have more information soon.
You should try it when emailing colleagues. It shows that you’d like to figure a few things out before emailing them again. Generally, it lets them know that you’re in control of a situation and will get back to them ASAP.
Check out this email sample if you’re still unsure:
Stand by while I figure out the best course of action. I don’t want to do anything rash and get into trouble with the board.
3. More to Follow
You should try saying “more to follow” when updating employees about situations.
It shows that you have only shared the basics about something. “More to follow” implies you will have more information later.
For instance, let’s say your company is merging with a new one. You might know a small amount of information about the merger. With time, you’ll know more, and you will have “more to follow” as long as everyone is patient.
Here’s a great sample email to help you with it:
Of course, there’s more to follow. Bear with me while I compile the evidence, and I’ll be back in touch by the end of the month.
All the best,
4. More to Come
Similar to “more to follow,” “more to come” is a great phrase to include in professional emails.
It shows that you expect to share more information with the recipient, but you may not know exactly when that information will come about.
Generally, “more to come” is a non-committal phrase. It shows that you do not know when you will learn more, but you expect the recipient to stay tuned.
Therefore, it’s worth using when contacting clients. It shows that you’d like to stay in touch with them, but you might not have all the necessary information right away.
You may also refer to this example:
There is more to come, but you will have to wait for now. Thank you so much for your patience.
5. Bear With Us
We recommend using “bear with us” when representing a company and asking the recipient to stay tuned.
It’s a great phrase to use because it shows that the recipient must be patient before you deliver any information to them.
Generally, this works best when emailing customers directly. It shows that you still need time to think things through before giving any real answers. We highly recommend it if you’re looking to sustain a professional tone in your writing.
This email sample is also a great way to see how it works:
Please bear with us while we figure out our next steps. We still have to consider our options before advancing.
6. Be on the Lookout
It might sound a little more conversational than some of the other synonyms, but “be on the lookout” is a great phrase to include in emails.
The recipient will know to wait for you to reply in the future before asking for more information.
You can use this phrase when emailing employees. It’s a very confident phrase that suggests you’ll have plenty more information to give someone later in the week (or month, depending on the context).
You should also refer to this email example:
Be on the lookout for a message from me later this week. I’m sure I’ll have the answers you need by then.
Thank you so much,
7. I Will Let You Know
A simple formal alternative to “stay tuned” is “I will let you know.”
It shows that you will reach out to provide new information as soon as you have something relevant to share with the recipient.
You can use it in many formal situations. However, it’s great to use when emailing employees who are curious about changes in the workplace. It shows you will get the answers they need before sending them a new email.
Perhaps this example will help you as well:
I will let you know what they say once I’ve spoken to the board. Until then, please bear with me.
8. We Will Keep You Posted
“We will keep you posted” is a great phrase to use when representing a company.
It shows that you (as the boss) will update applicants who may have applied to join your company.
“Keep you posted” is a friendly way to show that you’ll be in touch at a later date. We recommend using it when telling new or potential employees that you’ll get back to them, though you might not have a specific time or date to do so.
After all, the interview process is long. You need to get through every applicant before you can “keep them posted” with good (or bad) news.
Also, review this example:
We will keep you posted when we learn more about your status. Thank you so much for reaching out.
9. Please Await Further Instructions
As a boss, you can use a commanding alternative like “please await further instructions.”
It’s a great phrase to use instead of “stay tuned” when you’d like someone to wait for your email before acting on anything, it’s a great phrase.
You should use it when emailing employees. It shows you need to know a few things about a situation before giving them any real information. This phrase will usually encourage employees to stop emailing you until you’re ready to share more.
Why not refer to the following example if you’re still unsure:
Please await further instructions while I figure out what to do next. I’ll let you know as soon as I have more information.
10. Keep an Eye Out
You can also say “keep an eye out” if you want someone to expect a message from you.
It’s worth using when you know you’ll email someone with more information, but you don’t know when that will be.
It’s great to include when emailing clients. However, it’s a bit more conversational than some of the other options. So, you should only use it when you have a friendly working relationship with the client receiving the email.
Check out this email sample to also help you:
Keep an eye out for an email from me in the future. I’ll let you know when I have more information regarding this.
All the best,