Top 150+ Twitter Abbreviations(Acronyms) you Need to Know

Twitter is a powerful social media channel that offers the least character limit. In order to make the proper utilization of the world limit, Twitter users make use of abbreviations. In this article, we will be sharing some of the top Twitter abbreviation so you can use the platform more efficiently for your business.

Twitter is probably the only social media with a word limit of only 280 characters. In these 280 characters, users have to say what they want to say and at the same time, make sense to other users as well.  For this purpose, Twitter abbreviations(acronyms) exist.

Useful Twitter Abbreviations(acronyms) for Business

Twitter Abbreviations

Twitter abbreviations(acronyms) are odd mash-up of old-school chat room phrases, text slang, corporate buzz words, and common sense short forms.

There is nothing more embarrassing than finding out that the word you thought was a compliment in some other language was actually a drug reference or a product slang.

To save you from such embarrassments in the future, I have curated some of the most famous Twitter slang for you, and while it is not a comprehensive dictionary of all things Twitter, it will give you a basic idea.

Technical Twitter Abbreviations

There are many abbreviations used on twitter for referring the technical terms and are used often on the platform.

DM = Direct message

DM Direct message
CT Cuttweet
RT Retweet
PRT Partial retweet
MT Modified tweet
PRT Please retweet
HT Hat tip
CC Carbon-copy
CX Correction


HT = Hat tip

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Industry Twitter Acronyms

Industrial abbreviations are generally used for referring to the industrial terms in a conversation. They are very easy and catchy in nature and are hence used very commonly on the platform.

EM = Email Marketing

EM Email Marketing
SEO Search Engine Optimization
SROI Social Return on Investment
SN Social Network
YT YouTube
UGC User-Generated Content
SMO Social Media Optimization
FB Facebook
LI LinkedIn
SM Social Media
SMM Social Media Marketing
EZine Electronic Magazine

SMO = Social Media Optimization

Conversational Twitter Abbreviations

These terms are very commonly used in the informal conversation for example.

# = start to a hashtag on Twitter

BGD = Background

BGD Background
CD9 Code 9, parents are around
BTW By the way
AB/ABT About
DD Dear daughter
AFAIK far as I know
AYFKMWTS Are you f—ing kidding me with this s—?
BR Best regards
CHK Check
CUL8R See you later
DP used to mean “profile pic”
FML F— my life
FUBAR F—ed up beyond all repair (slang from the US Military)
BBFN Bye for now
FB Facebook

FB = Facebook

B4 Before
DS Dear son
FF Follow Friday
EMA Email address
DYK you know, Do you know
F2F /FTF Face to face
FB Facebook, F— buddy
HAGN Have a good night
DF Dear fiancé

DF = Dear fiancé

DAM Don’t annoy me
FFS For F—‘s Sake
EM/EML Email
FOTD Find of the day
FTW For the win, F— the world
FWIW For what it’s worth
HTH Hope that helps
GMAFB Give me a f—ing break

GMAFB = Give me a f---ing break

HAND Have a nice day
ICYMI In case you missed it
GTFOOH Get the f— out of here
GTS Guess the song
HOTD Headline of the day
IIRC If I remember correctly
KYSO Knock your socks off
KK Kewl kewl, or ok, got it
HT Head through

HT = Heard through

IC I see
IDK I don’t know
LHH hella hard (a stronger version of LOL)
ZOMG OMG to the max
IMHO In my humble opinion
NFW No f—ing way
ORLY Oh, really?
YOYO You’re on your own

YOYO = You're on your own

IWSN I want sex now
LMAO Laughing my ass off
IRL In real life
JK Just kidding, joke
JV Joint venture
LO Little One (child)
LOL Laugh out loud
MM Music Monday
LMK Let me know

LMK = Let me know

JSYK Just so you know
NSW Not safe work
NSFW Not safe for work
MRJN Marijuana
OH Overheard
MIRL Meet in real life
NCT Nobody cares, though
RLRT Real-life re-tweet, a close cousin to OH
NBD No big deal
NJoy Enjoy
OMFG Oh my f—ing God
PNP Party and Play (drugs and sex)
QOTD quote of the day
RE In reply to, in regards to

RTQ = Read the question

SFW Safe for work
RLRT Real-life re-tweet, a close cousin to OH
OOMF One of my friends/followers
NTS Note to self
RTFM Read the f—ing manual
SNAFU Situation normal, all f—ed up (slang from the US Military)
RLRT Real-life re-tweet, a close cousin to OH
SMH Shaking my head
STFW Search the f—ing web!
TFTT Thanks for this tweet
SOB Son of a B—-
TFTF Thanks for the follow
SO Significant Other
RTQ Significant Other

SO = Significant Other

TJ Tweetjack, or joining a conversation belatedly to contribute to a tangent
TY Thank you
SRS Serious
SMDH Shaking my damn head, SMH, only more so
STF Shut the f—
STFU Shut the f— up!
TL Timeline
TYIA Thank you in advance
TT Trending topic
W or W/ With
TLDR/TL;DR Too long didn’t read
TMB Tweet me back
TYVW Thank you very much

TYVW = Thank you very much

WTV Whatever
YMMV Your mileage may vary
YW You’re welcome
YKYAT You know you’re addicted to
W/E or WE Whatever or weekend
TYT Take your time
YKWIM You know what I mean
YOLO You only live once
YGTR You got that right

YGTR = You got that right

LI LinkedIn
IMO  In My Opinion
To/Too/Two Short way to say “to”, “too”, or “two” that conserves characters
PPL People
RE Reply
S/O Shout Out
<3 Love
G+ Google +
IG Instagram
BRB Be Right Back

BRB = Be Right Back

CMV Change My View
ELI5 Explain It To Me Like I’m Five
FBF Flashback Friday
OC Original Content
TFW That Feeling When
WBW Way Back Wednesday
WCW Woman Crush Wednesday
ETA Estimated Time Of Arrival
KPI Key Performance Indicator
MoM Month over month
SMART Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Timely
SMP Social media Platform

Common Hashtags and Chats

  1. #BrandChat = private chat about branding
  2. #FB = The user is sending this post to Facebook
  3. #CMGR = Community Manager topic chat
  4. #CMAD = Community Manager Appreciation Day
  5. #in = the user is sending this post to LinkedIn
  6. #LI = This user is sending this post to LinkedIn
  7. #SMManners = Social media manners chat
  8. #Mmchat = Marketing and social media chat
  9. #FF = Short way of saying Follow Friday, or a recommendation that others follow the user
  10. #SMOchat = Social Media Optimization chat lead by Stanza
  11. #SocialMedia = an all-inclusive chat for subjects big and small in the subject of Social Media
  12. #SMMeasure = For discussion of analytics and measurement, lead by MarketWire and Sysomos
  13. #Pinchat = a chat for maximizing Pinterest use
  14. #SocialChat = Social media chat lead by SocialParle.
  15. #LinkedInChat = For general use questions and questions about marketing/self-promotion on LinkedIn

In Conclusion

If you think we have missed something, mention it in the comments section and we would love to include it in the list and give you a special credit.

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