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What does SB mean on Snapchat?

SNAPCHAT has been around for nearly a decade, giving its users plenty of time to come up with their own app-specific lexicon.

Many of the platform’s 500million users rely on acronyms to trim down some requests and phrases.

Snapchat has around 500million monthly active users


Snapchat has around 500million monthly active usersCredit: Reuters

One such abbreviation is “sb”, which stands for “snap back”.

It’s used for when you want a user to respond back to a snap, or “message.”

One example of the term in the wild might be “sb to be on my private”.

This means that, if you want to be in someone’s private story, just send them a snap requesting to be featured.

The app has been around for almost a decade


The app has been around for almost a decadeCredit: Getty – Contributor

If someone, on the other hand, says “don’t sb”, then it means that they do not want you to reply.

It’s not the only abbreviation that Snapchat fans are fond of.

Sfs, for instance, means “snap for snap” or “shoutout for shoutout”.

This request is a way for users to mutually promote one another to their followers.

Another popular Snapchat acronym is “gms”, which stands for “good morning streaks”.

Streaks is one of Snapchat’s most popular features, and requires users to interact with one another at least once a day to rack up their streak count.

“Gms” is a quick and easy message to send to keep a streak going without having to be particularly inventive.

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