When you operate your social media and then you communicate with others in the chat or even when you read some comments from them, you may often see some abbreviations or terms. Are they confusing? For some people may be yes because those abbreviations can refer to other things and you do not really know what the meaning is.
Let’s take an example that your friend says SFS in the text Snapchat and then you do not understand what it is. If you do not understand it, it will lead you to reply to it randomly and give a wrong reaction. So, knowing the terms in social media such as SFS in Snapchat is important.
The Meaning of SFS in Snapchat
SFS is Snapchat stands for Shoutout For Shoutout. According to How to Apps site, this term is used to gain more followers for people that are working to be influencers on Snapchat. SFS can be used in different ways. One of the ways is that you are able to see a snap where someone is requesting other people to agree on an SFS with them. In other words, that person is searching for someone to shoutout their profile to exchange for a shoutout as well. People will do it for PMOYS which means ‘post me on your snap’. There will be a picture or video of yourself that you give to others to post in their story so that there will be more people who can add you. When you do SFS for others, they will do yours as well.
Another way is that this term is used during the actual shoutout. In this case, you see someone on Snapchat that you follow and tag another user and add in #sfs into the story. If this is the case, it means that your friend has agreed to tag someone in exchange for a tag as well.
The Meaning of SFS in Instagram
Same as on Snapchat, on Instagram, SFS also stands for Shoutout for Shoutout. But sometimes, SFS on Instagram also means Spam for Spam which means that two users who agree to like and comment on a lot of each other’s posts to make both users seem popular.
The use of SFS in Instagram is a little bit different from Snapchat because Instagram also uses captions. So, you both are able to tag someone in a picture and also in the caption of the actual post.
The Meaning of SFS on Facebook
SFS on Facebook also stands for Shoutout For Shoutout. However, this term is not very popular on Facebook so that this term is rarely used by Facebook users. Why? It is because this term is used by influencers and they usually do not play Facebook. Quoted from How to Apps site, there is a question about what social media channels which are most important for influencer marketing. Do you know what the answer is? The answer shows this:
- 89% users said Instagram
- 70% users said Youtube
- 45% users said Facebook
From this survey, you are able to see that mostly people, especially influencers use Instagram and Youtube and it is not Facebook. So, no wonder why the SFS term is not really popular on Facebook.
Other Terms in Snapchat That You Need to Know
Besides SFS, there are still more terms which are used in Snapchat. If you are a user of Snapchat, you need to know about it so that it can help you to know the meaning of it when you are communicating with others on Snapchat or when you see others post it.
In the list below, you are able to see the other terms which are used in Snapchat.
- The meaning of 3 on Snapchat is that you have had a snapstreak for 3 days.
- The meaning of 11 on Snapchat is make a wish. Generally speaking, 11:11 means a special time which is known for making wishes.
- The meaning of AA on Snapchat is that AA are letters that people put before their special friend’s names. So, they are grouped and at the top of the contact list.
- The meaning of ACC on Snapchat is Actually.
- The meaning of ‘Added Via Story’ on Snapchat is that someone who was not your friend saw your story through a group chat or a friend sending them the story and then added you as a friend.
- The meaning of AI on Snapchat is Artificial Intelligence.
- The meaning of Airing on Snapchat is ignoring someone.
- The meaning of ALR on Snapchat is Alright.
- The meaning of ALT on Snapchat is Alternative.
- The meaning of AMD on Snapchat is that actually it is a common mistaken spelling of SMH so AMD means Shaking My Head.
- The meaning of AMOS on Snapchat is Add Me On Snapchat.
- The meaning of ATM on Snapchat is At The Moment.
- The meaning of AWL on Snapchat is Always With Love.
- The meaning of B on Snapchat is a friend or loved one.
- The meaning of Baller on Snapchat is someone who is successful or good at what they do.
- The Meaning of BB on Snapchat is Baby.
- The meaning of BBG on Snapchat is Beautiful Baby Girl and Best Be Going.
- The meaning of BBY on Snapchat is Baby.
- The meaning of Bet on Snapchat is I Bet, sure, or OK. Also, it can mean to bet on something.
- The meaning of BRB on Snapchat is Be Right Back.
- The meaning of BSF on Snapchat is Best Friend.
- The meaning of C on Snapchat is Cover and it is as in reply back for S or C meaning reply back for show or cover.
- The meaning of DM on Snapchat is Direct Message.
- The meaning of ESB on Snapchat is Everyone Snap Back.
- The meaning of Fax on Snapchat is That’ Very True or Fact.
- The meaning of FWB on Snapchat is Friends With Benefits.
Well, actually there are still more terms on Snapchat. But, now we just can give them above. So, have fun.
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