Social Media Abbreviations and Acronyms

Social-Media-Abbreviations

Nowadays social media platforms are used very often and with the increasing use of social media many new abbreviations and acronyms have been used. Sometimes it becomes awkward when we have no idea what a specific abbreviation means. 

Like someone texts “tbh” if you are not aware of the meaning of tbh then you will be wondering and thinking. So let us see some commonly used abbreviations and acronyms used on social media in these different categories: 

  1. Social Sites
  2. Business-specific
  3. Technical specific
  4. Gen Z Social Media

Let’s start with the name of some social media platforms

  • FB – Instead of FACEBOOK
  • G+ – instead of GOOGLE PLUS
  • IG – instead of INSTAGRAM
  • LI – instead of LINKEDIN
  • TW – instead of TWITTER 
  • YT – instead of YOUTUBE

Some Abbreviations and acronyms used while messaging or chatting

  • MSG – instead of  MESSAGE
  • DM – instead of  DIRECT MESSAGE
  • MT – instead of  MODIFIED TWEET
  • PM – instead of PRIVATE MESSAGE
  • RT – instead of RETWEET
  • AMA – instead of ASK ME ANYTHING
  • BRB – instead of BE RIGHT BACK
  • BTS – instead of BEHIND THE SCENES
  • BTW – instead of BY THE WAY
  • DYK – instead of DID YOU KNOW
  • FBF – instead of FLASHBACK FRIDAY
  • FTW – instead of For WIN 
  • FYI – instead of FOR YOUR INFORMATION
  • ICYMI –  instead of IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
  • IMO – instead of IN MY OPINION
  • IRL – instead of IN REAL LIFE
  • LMK – instead of LET ME KNOW
  • NBD – instead of NO BIG DEAL
  • WFH – instead of WORKING FROM HOME
  • TBT – instead of Throw Back Thursday
  • TGIF – instead of THANK GOD IT’S FRIDAY
  • TL – instead of TOO LONG
  • DR – instead of DIDN’T READ
  • WBE – instead of WAY BACK WEDNESDAY

Business Specific

  • B2B – instead of BUSINESS TO BUSINESS
  • B2C – instead of BUSINESS TO CONSUMER
  • CMGR – instead of COMMUNITY MANAGER
  • CTA – instead of CALL TO ACTION
  • KPI – instead of KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATOR
  • ROI – instead of RETURN ON INVESTMENT
  • SEM – instead of SEARCH ENGINE MARKETING
  • SEO – instead of SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION
  • SERP – instead of SEARCH ENGINE RESULTS PAGE
  • SMB – instead of SMALL & MIDSIZE BUSINESS 
  • SMP – instead of SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM
  • SMM – instead of SOCIAL MEDIA OPTIMIZATION 
  • SoLoMo – instead of SOCIAL, LOCAL, MOBILE 
  • SRP – instead of SOCIAL RELATIONSHIP PLATFORM
  • TOS – instead of TERMS OF SERVICE
  • UGC – instead of USER-GENERATED CONTENT
  • WOM –  instead of WORD OF MOUTH

Technical Specific Acronyms & Abbreviations

  • API – instead of APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE
  • CMS – instead of CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
  • CPC – instead of COST PER CLICK 
  • CR – instead of CONVERSION RATE
  • CRO – instead of CONVERSATION RATE OPTIMIZATION
  • CTR – instead of CLICK THROUGH RATE
  • CX – instead of CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
  • ESP – instead of EMAIL SERVICE PROVIDER
  • GA – instead of GOOGLE ANALYTICS
  • PV – instead of PAGE VIEWS
  • RSS – instead of RICH SITE SUMMARY
  • SAAS – instead of SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE
  • SOV – instead of SHARE OF VOICE
  • UI – instead of USER INTERFACE
  • URL – instead of UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR
  • UV – instead of UNIQUE VIEWS
  • UX – instead of USER EXPERIENCE 

General Z abbreviations and acronyms used on social media

  • 411 – instead of information
  • BAE – instead of BEFORE ANYONE ELSE
  • BC – instead of BECAUSE
  • FWIW – instead of FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH
  • HMU – instead of HIT ME UP
  • IDK – instead of I DON’T KNOW
  • ILU – instead of I LOVE YOU
  • ISO – instead of IN SEARCH OF
  • JK – instead of JUST KIDDING
  • JTM – instead of JUST THE MESSENGER
  • LMAO – instead of LAUGHING MY A—OFF 
  • LOL – instead of Laughing Out LOUD
  • NVM – instead of NEVERMIND 
  • NYT – instead of NAME YOUR TRADE
  • OBV – instead of OBVIOUSLY
  • OH – instead of OVERHEAD 
  • OMG – instead of OH MY GOD
  • OMW – instead of ON MY WAY
  • PLS – instead of PLEASE
  • PSA – instead of PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT
  • RN – instead of RIGHT NOW
  • ROFL – instead of ROLLING ON THE FLOOR LAUGHING
  • SRSLY – instead of SERIOUSLY
  • TMI – instead of TOO MUCH INFORMATION
  • TY – instead of THANK YOU