What does POV mean on TikTok?

Georgina Smith
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POV is a term you have likely seen pop up on TikTok at some point, whether that’s in the caption of a video, or in the comments. If you’re out of the loop, here’s everything you need to know about what it means.

TikTok is one of the most popular social media platforms out there right now, with millions of users who are constantly interacting with each other, and the huge amount of content on the site.

As with any social media app, there are a number of different terms and expressions that are used frequently on TikTok, ranging from time-saving acronyms to words that have taken on entirely new meanings thanks to the platform.

You have probably at some point come across the term ‘POV’ while scrolling through your For You Page, whether that’s in the caption of an original video, or in the comments. But what does it actually mean?

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TikTok is a hub of viral content.

What does POV mean on TikTok?

POV is an acronym that stands for ‘Point Of View,’ and is used to signify that the scenario portrayed in the video is from a particular person’s perspective.

People often use the term to show off their acting skills, so the term will usually precede a scenario like, “POV: A Karen sees you with your new phone.”

However, POV isn’t used strictly for acting challenges. Some people just like to use the term to set up a certain scenario for their video, and it can often be used ironically. You might also see it pop up in the comments sections of other videos.

POV is a staple term used widely across TikTok, and videos featuring the acronym have garnered millions of likes and views.

If POV isn’t the only TikTok slang term that’s confusing you, you can check out our guide here to learn more about the most popular phrases on the app.

About The Author

Georgina was formerly an entertainment writer for Dexerto. She covered all aspects of influencer culture on TikTok and more, including creators such as Charli D’Amelio and Addison Rae. She also wrote about hit reality shows such as Love Island and Below Deck.