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Social Media Slang

Slang terms have become increasingly prevalent on social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter. The list below includes common slang used in social media. You can also view a list of chat slang terms used specifically on Facebook or Twitter.

Slang Term Meaning Popularity
TFWThat feeling when
LANLocal Area Network
BTWBy the way
TweetTwitter post
LMSLike my status
gfGirlfriend
SwagSkills or style
ICI see
IIRCIf I remember correctly
Fake newsFake news source that pretends to be real
IMOIn my opinion
On fleekPerfect
BroBrother
L8Late
l8rLater
WhoaExpression of surprise
LOLLaughing out loud
FTWFor the win
fbFacebook
ytYouTube
OMGOh my gosh
SMHShaking my head
IKRI know, right?
TCTake care
BlingOverly flashy jewelry
thxThanks
TTYLTalk to you later
TYThank you
YWhy
ICYMIIn case you missed it
YWYou're welcome
YOLOYou only live once
Don't @ meDon't mention me in your tweets
ughDisgusted
2To
plsPlease
AMAntemeridian
PMPostmeridian
SelfieA picture of yourself
Slide into your DMsSending a direct message on Twitter
MIAMissing in action
favFavorite
DYDDon't you dare
IOUI owe you
OOMFOne of my followers
4wardForward
lilLittle
BDBig deal
BIONBelieve it or not
HotBeautiful
BestieBest Friend
ATWAll the way
U2UUp to you
PTLPraise the Lord
GPOYGratuitous picture of yourself
RUAre you
UnfriendTo remove a friend on Facebook
LLSLaughing like s***
FTRFor the record
NGLNot gonna lie
WADRWith all due respect
TILToday I learned
TISNFThat is so not fair
lolzLaugh out louds
IMHOIn my humble opinion
gonnaGoing to
SFFSo freaking funny
CYFCheck your Facebook
GTGGood to go
GMABGive me a break
FTTBFor the time being
KITKeep in touch
KWIMKnow what I mean
IABIn a bit
LYLLove you lots
ErmahgerdOh my gosh
A3Anyplace, anywhere, anytime
HRUHow are you
POTUSPresident of the United States
MTFMore to follow
NLTNo later than
myspMySpace
nvmNevermind
LTDLovers till death
OICOh, I see
fboFacebook official
f9Fine
TBHTo be honest
2mrTomorrow
PIOPass it on
TICTongue in cheek
TTYSTalk to you soon
TYVMThank you very much
OBOOr best offer
IMYI miss you
BCBGBon Chic Bon Genre
rlyReally
TSNFThat's so not fair
RTRetweet
XOKiss and Hug