Scrolling down the Feed, you often come across some weird ass Instagram slangs… HIFW and AMA, DAE and YOLO. What in the world are these!
You think knowing what DM stands for is enough to get you by? Not to burst your bubble, but it’s far from enough to understand what is going on Instagram. Instagram language is the reflection of its streams and trends. You gotta keep up with it.
Let’s learn the language of the Instagram community, shall we?
20 Slangs for Your Cool Quotient
CSL — Can’t Stop Laughing
This is just another version of ROFL, LOL and the likes of them. See the video of the pranks? Leave your CSL under it!
AMA — Ask Me Anything
If you came across a post like, “I am bored, AMA”, freely torture the person with your question about them or anything for that matter as AMA means the person is ready to answer any questions.
FBF — Flashback Friday
Almost the same as #TBT, #FBF is the day of old photos, only this time it falls on Friday. By the way, that’s a great hack to get more likes and followers. But if you are dead set on promoting your account, it’s better to do that with InstaCaptain. It guarantees the most careful and risk-free promotion and provides you with stunning additional services — Auto DM and Scheduled Posting. So if you haven’t tried that yet…
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DAE — Does Anybody Else
“DAE” use Insta Captain to increase their content reach? No? You definitely should! This Instagram Bot is to die for!”
That’s my example, now your turn to try!
As a rule, foodporn is a hashtag that is placed under photos of delicious food. If you haven’t read any article about this kind of porn Bon Appétit, Baby: Food Porn On Instagram, you should do that!
This is an ideal example, a standard, an example of what everyone wants.
This word is placed under the pictures of what you want to achieve, what you visually really like. It is used mainly by Insta-girls talking about relations and friendship: such as “friendship goals,” “relationship goals,” etc.
GOAT — Greatest Of All Times
It is used to praise someone or something, or to note that they are the best. Call your friend a GOAT in the comments, and I can assure you, he or she will be thankful!
HIFW — How I Felt When
When you’re unsure about how to express , put up a relatable video, photo, or a gif and put HIFW as the caption People will get your message.
TIL — Today I Learned
Nope, it’s not a reference to Til Schweiger. When you want to share with your followers some new information you discovered and that impressed you so much, just start your post with TIL or use it as a hashtag!
MIRL — Me In Real Life
Do you love laughing at yourself? Find a meme describing you in the best way possible and add MIRL. People will appreciate your sense of humor. Or you can simply add it while posting a photo of you as you are without any photoshop and people will know that’s an authentic photo.
MFW — My Face When
That’s also a meme-phrase — an additional method of having fun on Instagram.
FTFY — Fixed That For You
If this dude wrote something with a mistake, grammatical, or logical one, let him or her know that and don’t forget to add FTFY at the end.
MCM — Man Crush Monday
Monday is the day when everyone shares photos of their favorite men, usually celebrities.
OH and RLRT — overheard and Real-Life Retweet
Such ‘retweets’ from life came from Twitter. They are used when users refer to a story they heard in real life. Usually, this is something strange, shocking or funny from overheard conversations.
OOTD — Outfit of the Day
This is usually used when people on Instagram share photos of what they’re wearing on that particular day.
TBT — Throwback Thursday
This is used when someone posts a photograph on Thursday reminiscing the moments in the past.
POTD — Picture Of The Day
Instagram users put the #POTD under the photo that they think is the most successful of the day. Well, or just under the one that reflects their mood today.
YOLO — You Only Live Once
It is used all over the Internet, so people have got tired of it. It is used as a motto for risky actions, so as not to miss interesting moments and live a full life, because you have only one.
ELI5 — Explain Like I’m 5
To express your extreme ignorance of the topic use ELI5. Eg., I know nothing about the auto follow, auto like, auto comment and auto DM features of InstaCaptain, ELI5! That’s the great word to engage your followers in the conversation:)
BA DUM TSSS!
That’s the full thesaurus of Instagram slang for today. Enjoy and do not forget to use it to keep pace with the Instagram world. And always remember that you can always entrust your promotion on Instagram to InstaCaptain.