Wondering; ‘what does FFF mean in texting speak?’
If someone used the abbreviation ‘FFF’ during a text message to you or on social media I can tell you exactly what it means!
FFF most commonly means “Follow For Follow” and is used on social media apps like Snapchat and Instagram to ask someone to follow their account if they follow yours.
What Does FFF Mean in Texting?
People will text “FFF” when they’re asking you over text to follow one or more of their social media accounts.
FFF means Follow for Follow, which means the person is asking you to follow one of their accounts and they’ll follow you back.
So, if you’re talking about Instagram, for example, they want to you follow their Insta and they’ll follow yours.
It could apply to just about any app or platform where you’re able to follow someone’s account.
Maybe they’re even talking about Xbox or some online game, you’ll have to ask them if it’s not clear.
What Does FFF Mean on Social Media?
If someone wants you to exchange follows with them they’ll ask you to FFF.
Some platforms will not allow you to message someone unless you’re friends or following each other, so that’s when they might ask you via text instead.
Or, it’s possible that they don’t know your social media handle and you’ll have to give them that, too.
I’ve also seen it written as “F4F” which is the same thing, and similar to “LFL” which means Like For Like.
Examples of FFF in A Text Conversation
Some examples of how FFF is used in texting conversations are:
- “Hey, can we FFF on Instagram?”
- “Hi, do you want to do a FFF on [social media]”
- “Hey, what’s your TikTok? Let’s do an FFF so we can see each other’s TikToks.”
- “Let’s do an FFF on [social media] so we can chat there, too.”
- “Wanna FFF?” – You might just get that from a stranger or a bot looking to increase their followers.
Other Rare Meanings of FFF in Texting
FFF definitely means Follow For Follow most of the time, but there is a chance someone is abbreviating something else.
A couple of phrases that come to mind are:
- Funeral For A Friend – This is a (pretty good) rock band.
- Favorite Friends Forever – Aw, this is a cute idea.
- Fine Female Friday – This was a thing on Snapchat stories for a while, so if you see it a lot on Friday it might mean this.
Why Do Some People Use so Many Abbreviations When Texting?
For some people, it’s just how they text and how they’ve always texted.
It’s possible that they don’t even realize they’re doing it.
Other people do it to save time while texting, especially if they’re using their phone with one hand.
It’s also common for young people to use a lot of abbreviations while texting because it’s how they communicate with their friends.
It’s certainly a lot quicker and easier to type 3 letters than it is 3 words in the case of FFF, so I can understand that.
It’s like anything, too, if FFF becomes popular – which it has – then people know it as FFF and it wouldn’t be normal to spell the words out.
What to learn about more common text abbreviations and slang?
Here is a list of the other posts I’ve written up, just click one of the links below to jump to the explanation:
Image credits – depositphotos.com/stock-photos/text-message
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.