What is the meaning of WTW on Snapchat? (Updated)

In this fast-moving world, who would want to text long paragraphs and reply to others? You must be one of those who use acronyms instead of several terms. From texting someone to writing a caption for social media posts and stories, these acronyms are everyone. There is no social media app without these abbreviations. These acronyms are also used on Snapchat and one of them is ‘WTW’. If you are new to this acronym,  then with this guide we will let you know the meaning of WTW on Snapchat.

Quick Takeaways

  • Acronyms are used all over social media and Snapchat is also one of them.
  • The commonly used acronym is WTW which means What’s the Word.
  • WTW is used to ask someone if they are doing well or what are they up to.

However, if you want a better understanding of WTW on Snapchat, you must read till the end.

What is the meaning of WTW on Snapchat?

What is the meaning of WTW on Snapchat? (Updated)

WTW is an acronym that Snapchatters use for ‘What’s the Word’. If you see someone texting you WTW means that they are checking up on you. Suppose a person texts you “WTW” at night, by that you can know that they are asking you about how your day went and how are you doing. It is in fact a good way to start a conversation with your friends if you don’t have much to say at the beginning. Also if you want to have a discussion about the day with your friends, you can invite them to text you by saying WTW.

How can you use WTW on Snapchat?

You can use the acronym WTW as a way of starting a conversation with your friends. What’s the word is just like asking your friends What’s up. Suppose you are willing to have a one-on-one conversation with your friend, you can ask them by texting “What’s the Word”. 

Also if you receive a text from someone you know saying “WTW”, you should know that the other person cares for you and is willing to know how is your life going. This also means that the person is kind enough to ask you about your day and that they spare time for you from their busy schedule.

If you want to have a one-on-one conversation with a stranger and you do not know how to initiate the conversation and keep the conversation between you both flowing, then you can also use the acronym “WTW”, to initiate and keep the conversation flowing. This way you both will be able to engage in the chat without thinking what you both should say next.

The acronym could also be used as an invitation to your friends for vacation or some other plans. You just have to text them “WTW” and start the conversation asking them if they want to join you.

How can you reply to WTW on Snapchat?

It is entirely your choice if you want to reply to the WTW you received from someone. You can either ignore or can start a conversation with that person. If you do not want to have a conversation with that person you can ignore the text or can leave the chat by only seeing the text. If you want to have a conversation with that person, you can reply to them. You should respond by telling them about your day, or about how your life is going lately. You can also ask them about how they are doing in their life.

If your friend has texted you about confirming a plan, you can respond by telling them if you would join them or not.

What does WTM mean on Snapchat?

WTM simply means What’s The Move. You don’t need to get confused after reading this. This is nothing but another way of asking someone about their day. Yes, you read it right. What’s The Move is to ask someone about their plan. You can also use the acronym WTM to ask someone what is happening in their life. Though the terms are different but, WTW and WTM, both have the same meaning and they are used for similar purposes.

What is the meaning of WTW on Snapchat? (Updated)

Suppose you have to ask someone about their plan for the dayout tomorrow, then you can text them “WTM tomorrow?” With this message, they will understand that you are asking them about the plan tomorrow and they will respond to you with a confirmation if they want to go with you. If not, they will let you know that they will not be able to join you. 

But there is another meaning to WTM, which is What’s The Matter. Suppose you have a friend on Snapchat and they texted you “WTM”, you should know that they are asking you about what happened to you. If you also find your friend not doing well or is worried about something, you can text them WTM. This is also a kind gesture to let the other person know that you are worried about them and want to know what is happening in their life. 

Some other acronyms used on Snapchat

What is the meaning of WTW on Snapchat? (Updated)

Other than WTW, there are several other acronyms used by Snapchatters while texting or as a caption in their story. If we try to consider every one of them, then listing each one of them would have been a difficult task therefore we have tried to mention some of them for you. Some popular acronyms are listed below.

  1. AMOS: This acronym is used to say ‘Add Me on Snapchat’.
  2. FT: If you receive a text on Snapchat saying “FC”, you should quickly understand that they want to Facetime you. A Snapchat friend can also use “FC” in their story asking if someone is willing to have a Facetime on Snapchat.
  3. LOL: It is another acronym used on Snapchat. This means Laughing Out Loud. LOL means that someone found your text very funny. If you text your Snapchat friend something hilarious or something humorous, they may text you back with LOL, as a reaction to your text.
  4. ESB: Everyone Snap Back is usually abbreviated as ESB. This is used by snap chatters to let the other person know that they need to send back a snap so as to maintain the streak score.
  5. GTG: This is used for the term Got To Go. Suppose you are having a conversation with your friend and they have an important work to do, then they will text you GTG which means that they need to go now and will text you later.
  6. HMU: This means Hit Me Up. This is usually used by Snapchatters as an invitation to get in touch after some time. Suppose you are having a conversation with your friend but you are running late to go to a birthday party. Your friend will text you “HMU after coming back”. This means that they want you to text them as soon as you reach home.
  7. NRS: NRS means that the user will not be able to use Snapchat for a while, resulting in no replies from their side as well as no streaks for some time. The user may text you on Snapchat, send a streak with an NRS caption, or they may upload a Snapchat story with the caption “NRS”
  8. SBS: This abbreviation is used for Send Back Streak. A user will only use SBS on Snapchat if they want particular Snapchat friends to send them a streak back so as to maintain the Snapchat Streak Score.
  9. SB: This is used to say Snap Back. This is another way of saying Send Back Streak. Both have similar meanings. You can send a snap with an SB caption on it, or you can also text someone on Snapchat.
  10. MMK: This abbreviation is used for Mmm Okay. This is an informal way to end a conversation. Also, this is used as a short reply to someone’s text. If you do not want to respond with some long replies, you can definitely use the term Mmm Okay.


WTW is used for What’s The Word. This means to ask someone how they are doing and how is their life going on. This is also used to confirm a plan with friends. You just have to text them WTW and they will respond to you. If you are short of words for starting a conversation with someone, WTW is a quick start of the conversation and also lets the chat flow. Therefore you do not need to frame words in your mind to continue the chat.

There are other acronyms that are used on Snapchat. It would have been a time-consuming task to mention every one of them but we have mentioned a few of them for you. Also with the above guide, you would be able to get a better understanding of WTW and how it is used on Snapchat. If you ever get confused related to acronyms on Snapchat, make sure to come back to the guide and read them all.


Can I use acronyms while texting someone on Snapchat?

Yes, you can use acronyms on Snapchat while texting someone and even while sending snaps and posting stories.

What is the meaning of the text “PU” I received from my friend?

PU means pop-up. Your friend has texted you PU because they want you to text them.

What does GTS mean on Snapchat?

GTS means ‘Going to Sleep’. If you are having a conversation with someone and you want to let them know that its late and you are going to your bed, you can text them GTG.

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