Instagram abbreviations



Instagram abbreviations

75 Social Media Acronyms 013


When you’re looking at slide 28 of a 50-slide presentation with yet another acronym that you don’t understand, it feels like you could give up on social media completely.


You don’t need to worry at all, that’s pretty much like every marketer feels.

Social media acronyms are like any other kind of jargon: they are imprecisely understood by the group to which they belong.



We have divided our list of social media acronyms and abbreviations into 3 categories:

  • Network-specific acronyms
  • Popular acronyms on social


Network-specific acronyms

  • FB: Facebook
  • IG: Instagram
  • LI: LinkedIn
  • TW: Twitter
  • YT: YouTube

Popular acronyms used on social media

AMA: Ask me anything

BAE: Before anyone else

DM: Direct message

ELI5: Explain like I’m five

ELI5: Explain like I’m five

FTW: For the win

ICYMI: In case you missed it

IMO/IMHO: In my opinion, In my humble opinion

IRL: In real life

IKR: I know, right?

JIC: Just in case

LMK: Let me know

MCM: Man Crush Monday

MT: Modified Tweet

NSFW: Not safe for work

OOTD: Outfit of the day

RT: Retweet

SMH: Shaking my head

TL;DR: Too long; didn’t read

TBH: To be honest

TBT: Throwback Thursday

YOLO: You only live once

YSK: You should know

WCW: Woman Crush Wednesday