Well, Snapchatters don’t follow the Oxford dictionary, that’s for sure. Many a time you will come across acronyms and phrases that you wouldn’t have heard outside of the social media sphere. hy is one of those. Read on to learn what hy means on Snapchat.
What are Snapchat acronyms
Snapchat has a language of its own. And in order to master the app, one must learn its language. From acronyms to special indicators and to dedicated emojis, Snapchat exists in a separate social media sphere.
Some of these acronyms (like ION) are used on other social media apps too. In fact, some of these acronyms have gotten their own GIFs!
What does ‘hy’ mean on Snapchat
The acronym HY stands for ‘Hell yes’, or Hell yeah’. It is quite straightforward and means exactly what it says. HY is used to denote excitement and affirmation. The use of the acronym extends beyond the confines of Snapchat, and can even be found in text messages and DMs.
Many emoji keyboards have stickers pertaining to HY. You can search for these stickers using the acronym or just ‘Hell yes’.
How is ‘HY’ used on Snapchat?
HY is used as a response to a question. It can be used in chat or even in a snap. The acronym is used to express excitement toward doing something. For example, if someone asks you ‘do you want to watch The Office for the fifteenth time?’, you could reply with ‘HY!’.
There is no other interpretation for HY. Its only use is in confirmation and can be used instead of a simple affirmative answer (yes).
How to use ‘HY’ on Snapchat
You can simply type hy in your message and send that. But if you have a thing for GIFs and all, here’s how to send a GIF for Hell Yeah.
Unlike other acronyms, HY can only be used to denote confirmation. Of course, the reason for confirmation can be anything, so that opens up its use to a wide variety of scenarios. You can use HY by simply sending it as a response in a chat conversation on Snapchat.
You can also use the ‘hell yeah’ stickers that Snapchat has to better represent the sentiment. To use a sticker in a snap, first, go ahead and click a photo using the Snapchat camera.
Now tap the ‘Stickers’ button in the right-side panel. Use the search function at the top to search for ‘hell yea’. You should see all the listed stickers and Bitmoji that correspond to it. Go ahead and tap on the one you like.
Once you have added the sticker to your snap, send it out as you normally would.
Alternatives to HY
Here are some alternatives to HY on Snapchat. Like HY, you can also find their corresponding stickers on Snapchat.
Fo Sho: This means ‘For sure’. It is used to indicate that you completely agree with what the person is saying.
Defs: This is a shortened form of the word ‘definitely’. It is simply used instead of the word definitely to indicate affirmation. For example, ‘Are you coming over tomorrow?’ ‘Oh, defs!’
Yasss: This one is actually quite popular. It is just the word ‘yes’ but with more conviction. ‘Yasss’ is used to denote that you completely agree with the person.
Well, there you have it. Now you know what HY means on Snapchat and how you can use it. If you have any queries, feel free to reach out to us in the comments below.
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