What does HMU mean on Snapchat?

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HMU is a term frequently used on Snapchat and many other social media apps. If you are confused about what it means, here’s everything you need to know.

Snapchat has been a popular way for people to communicate for several years now, allowing users to send disappearing photos, videos, and direct messages to their friends.

This has led to the rise of various abbreviations and acronyms to make messaging quicker and more efficient, but for those not in the know, these can often be confusing and unintuitive.

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HMU is a word that has been around on the internet for a while, and has been used across various popular social media platforms. If you’ve ever seen someone use this term on Snapchat, here’s everything you need to know about what it means.

HMU meaning on Snapchat

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In most cases, HMU stands for ‘Hit Me Up.’ This phrase is commonly used in text messaging and online conversations to mean ‘contact me’ or ‘get in touch with me’. It can often be seen in a user’s story or as part of a conversation within the app, and it’s generally used in a friendly and casual context.

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For example, if someone posts a photo or a video on their story with the caption “HMU,” they’re inviting their friends to interact with them or to start a conversation. It could also mean they’re looking for suggestions, advice, or just wanting to chat.

Alternatively, if you share exciting news with a friend, and they respond with “That’s awesome! HMU when you have more details,” they are expressing interest and asking you to contact them when you have more to share.

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This term is by no means exclusive to Snapchat, and you might see it across other platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, WhatsApp, or other apps.

If there are any other terms you don’t know the meaning of, you can check out our guide here to learn all about Snapchat’s most popular slang.

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