What does WYA mean on Snapchat?

Kawter Abed
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WYA is a frequently used term on Snapchat and various other social media platforms. But what does it mean? Here’s everything you need to know.

Snapchat is known for its ephemeral messaging and story-sharing capabilities, and it’s become a hotbed for the emergence of viral slang terms and acronyms.

These are used to make texting easier, and while some terms are unique to the app, many of them are also widely used across other platforms like TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, and more.

While using Snapchat, you may have come across the term ‘WYA,’ usually in a direct message or in the caption of a snap. If you’re out of the loop, here’s everything to know about what it means.

WYA meaning on Snapchat

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WYA is an acronym for ‘Where You At?’ Essentially, it’s a speedy and informal way of asking someone their current location.

The term is often used when you are trying to meet up with someone or ascertain their whereabouts. For example, you might send a Snapchat message to a friend saying, “WYA? We’re all at the park.” This is a quick and casual way to ask your friend for their location and let them know where you are.

Alternatively, if you are waiting for a friend and they are running late, you might send them a DM saying, “WYA? The movie is about to start.”

Although it’s widely used on Snapchat, the term wasn’t created on the platform. You may see it used across a whole range of different instant messaging apps.

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

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About The Author

Kawter Abed is a London-based Entertainment Writer at Dexerto. She covers celebrity and reality TV news, and the latest viral TikTok trends. Kawter has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Media, and a Master’s in International Journalism. When she's not covering celebrities and TikTok stories, she enjoys reading, binging shows on Netflix, and playing nostalgic Nintendo games. You can contact her at kawter.abed@dexerto.com