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What does ‘pu’ mean on Snapchat and other social media?

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What does pu mean on Snapchat and other social media?
There are many acronyms used on social media platforms (Picture: Getty)

Snapchat has become a hugely popular social media platform around the globe and it is continually evolving.

Snapchat isn’t just for sending disappearing photos and uploading stories, you can pay back your friends, or read the news.

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What’s great with the platform is that it has multipurpose communication benefits as you can make video calls and chat with your friends and family: it’s texting, FaceTiming, and a phone all tied up in one.

What does pu mean on Snapchat and other social media?
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When chatting on social media platforms we often see acronyms and abbreviations of words that can be confusing to the uninitiated.

Acronyms fit intrinsically with social media networks as these platforms are based on short and quick lines of communication; therefore it makes sense for people to rely on abbreviations, especially for common phrases.

However, they can be a very confusing and complex language as our social media shorthand is amazingly broad.

You will often see the abbreviation ‘pu’ crop up in conversation too on Snapchat and other social media platforms. But what does this term mean?

What does pu mean on Snapchat and other social media?
Pop up! (Picture: Getty)

What does ‘pu’ mean?

If your friend, loved one, or family has messaged ‘pu’ to you on Snapchat or any of your favourite social media platforms this means: pop up.

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I know what you may be thinking: does ‘pop up’ mean to go upstairs or to pop somewhere to meet that person?

No, it doesn’t, the term ‘pop up’ often used on Snapchat means that person wants you, or anyone, to message them.

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