Complete List of Twitter Acronyms

twitter-logo-birdieTwitter being the most active social network has opened and started many new trends. Although Twitter itself allows 140 character limit for the updating your status.

You might have observed some acronyms, short forms on Twitter to make use of these 140 characters as much as they can.


Check out a the compilation of some frequently used acronyms on Twitter. Let’s start with the some official ones.

@ – added before any username to send a message to that person

e.g @3rdbrain hello dear, how was the day ?

RT – stands for Retweeting/forwarding the original tweet.

e.g. RT @quotations “What’s the use of a good quotation if you can’t change it?” – Doctor Who

DM – stands for Direct Message

this written message is a private message and doesn’t appear in public timeline.

PRT – used for two ways

– as Please ReTweet, a request to forward tweet to the someone’s followers.

– as Partial ReTweet, in this original tweet is edited upto 140 character limit

TwitTweet Tweeps – used usually as an alternative for one’s Twitter updates

Twitterholic – A person who is addicted to using Twitter

Twollower – comprised of the words “Twitter + follower”

It is a person who follows you

Twiends – comprised of the words “Twitter + Friends”

used to designate friends on Twitter

Twitterverse – used to designate “Whole community of Twitter ”

Tweople/Tweeple – comprised of the words “Twitter + People” and refers to the people on Twitter

Twitterpreneur – Any entrepreneur on Twitter

or anyone creating/thinking for Twitter-based startup.

Twistory – it refers to any history of Twitter

b/c – because

FTW – For the Win

FTL – For the Loss ( usually used as opposite to FTW

FAVRD – used for casting a vote on textism

FAIL – used about something when a service is not working.

PWN – an alternative to the word “own”

OH – stands for Overhead

NSFW – stands for Not Safe For Work

Twitcrush= Declaring a crush on someone on Twitter

LMAO – stands for Laughing My Ass Off

IMHAO – In My Humble Opinion

WTH – What the Hell

BTW – By the way

IRL – In Real Life

FTF – Face to Face

YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary

BR – Best Regard

ASAP – As Soon As Possible

JV – Joint Venture

LMK – Let Me Know

J/K – Just Kiddin

FB – Facebook

<3 – used a text version of Heart

Do you know some more, or some you use often and loved to add here ? Then simply comment and we would love to add those in our list with your name.

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