What does ‘OTP’ mean on Snapchat?

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OTP’ is an acronym that pops up regularly on apps like Snapchat and TikTok – but what exactly does it stand for, and when do you use it? Here’s everything to know.

After it launched in 2011, Snapchat quickly became a hugely popular platform for users to easily exchange disappearing messages and images. A place for users to share content with their contact list using the wildly popular ‘Stories’ feature.

As with any social media app, there are a number of different terms and acronyms used on Snapchat. These shortcuts are used to make it faster for people to communicate with each other. But if you are out of the loop, it can be hard to understand some of the phrases that are commonly used on the platform.

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If you’ve seen the term ‘OTP’ used in either direct messages, or someone else’s story, here’s everything you need to know about what it could mean.

What does OTP mean on Snapchat?

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Snapchat remains a hugely popular way for people to communicate.

OTP has multiple different meanings across the internet, but on Snapchat, it is commonly used to mean ‘On The Phone.’

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You are most likely to see it used this way in a private message. For example, if you want to talk to someone but they are too busy, and they want to let you know that they are on the phone. It could also be used when someone is asking to talk to you on the phone.

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However, across TikTok and many other social media platforms, OTP is also commonly understood to mean ‘One True Pairing.’ A term fans use to talk about their favorite TV, film and book couples and pairings.

You may see it used in this context on Snapchat, as well. As a result, make sure to be aware of what social media app you are on before using the abbreviations. After all, it could end up meaning something completely different.

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If you want to learn more about how to use Snapchat, you can check out our other guides here.

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