Glossary of Abbreviated Twitter Terms or Hashtags
As you get active on Twitter, you may come across some of these common abbreviations sometimes used as hashtags or just added as part of the Tweet message.
Glossary of commonly used abbreviated hashtags:
BRB – Be Right Back
BTW – By the way
FF – Follow Friday
TBT – Throwback Thursday
SMH – Shaking My Head
LMAO – Laughing My A– Off
LMFAO – Laughing My F—ing A—Off
LOL – Laugh Out Loud
OH – Overheard
OMG – Oh my God! or Oh my Goodness!
PLZ – Please
RLRT – Real-Life Retweet
ROFL – Rolling on the floor laughing
TGIF – Thank God Its Friday
THX – Thank You or Thanks
YOLO – You Only Live Once
DM – Added in the beginning of a Tweet Direct Message
GFF – This is one that you should avoid at all costs, according to Twitter’s official glossary, which has this to say about it: “Sites that promise to get you more followers if you provide your username and password. After signing up, these sites send spam from your account. Don’t use them.”
RT – use to tag retweet. Usually added manually in the beginning.
MT – Similar to RT, an abbreviation for “Modified Tweet”. Placed in the beginning of the modified retweeted post. Commonly happens when a Tweet has to be shortened.
For a more comprehensive list check-out these other resources:
- Top Twitter Abbreviations list put together and posted on Social Media Today by Tia Fisher. Article located here: https://www.socialmediatoday.com/content/top-twitter-abbreviations-you-need-know
- The Complete Guide of Twitter Lingo on Mashable by Amy-Mae Elliot. Article located here: https://mashable.com/2013/07/19/twitter-lingo-guide/
- Twitter Abbreviations You Need To Know on Business Insider by Nicholas Carlson. Article located here: https://www.businessinsider.com/twitter-abbreviations-2010-8