A String can operate? The PHP string operator, also known as the concatenation operator, allows us to join two strings together. Strings need to be joined for various reasons, such as injecting a variable, or even splitting a long string so that it’s more readable in your IDE. Let’s take a look at the following sentence (string): “I am sick and tired of creating operator tutorials.” We can echo it out or assign it to a variable. We can also split the string up using the concatenation operator and have as many strings as there are characters in it.